B.J. Denker of Arizona, Trent Murphy of Stanford and Washington kicker Travis Coons are Pac-12 football players of the week, which reflected exactly my media ballot.
Denker was a dynamic two-way threat against Colorado, rushing for 192 yards and passing for 265. Murphy was a stalwart at outside linebacker for the Cardinal against Oregon State, with eight tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Coons connected on field goals of 42 and 46 yards (a career long) and dropped three of eight punts inside the Cal 10-yard line.