Robert Woods Named Pac-12 Offensive Player Of Week|
Sept. 5, 2011
USC wide receiver Robert Woods was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and College Football Performance Awards National Wide Receiver of the Week for his record-setting game against Minnesota.
In No. 25 USC's season-opening home win over Minnesota, the sophomore Woods caught 17 passes for 177 yards and three TDs. The 17 receptions broke Johnnie Morton's school single game mark of 15 (set in 1993). It was the second-most receptions in a game by a Pac-12 receiver (2 shy of the record). Woods hauled in three touchdowns (7, 43 and 2 yards, all in the first half) to tie a school game record. He also returned three kickoffs for 73 yards. He had 11 grabs for 115 yards in the first half.
Joining Woods as Pac-12 Players of the Week were linebacker Desmond Trufant of Washington (defense) and place kicker Erik Folk of Washington (special teams).