Arizona’s Tate and Schooler, ASU’s Ruiz win weekly Pac-12 honors
As a state, the Arizona schools swept the weekly Pac-12 honors thanks to their respective Saturday victories over Cal and Utah.
Arizona Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate won his third consecutive Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Award on Monday, becoming the first to patch together such a streak since USC’s Rodney Peete did so in 1988.
Tate recorded 303 yards of offensive in a 45-44 double-overtime win over Cal, rushing 17 times or 137 yards and completing 10-of-15 passes for 166 yards and two scores. He also set a career-high with a 76-yard touchdown run — it was the third time in as many games he’s tallied a rush for 70 or more yards.
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Linebacker Colin Schooler, Tate’s teammate, won the player of the week honors on the defensive side of the ball. The freshman broke up a pass by the Golden Bears that would have given them a 46-45 victory in the second overtime had it been completed.
He added 15 tackles and 1.5 for loss.
Arizona State freshman kicker Brandon Ruiz took home the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week Award following the Sun Devils’ 30-10 win over the Utes. He knocked in all three of his field goal attempts (47, 40 and 30 yards).
Ruiz hit all three field goals over ASU’s first three possessions to give coach Todd Graham’s team an early cushion.
He also recorded four touchbacks on his seven kickoffs.
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