Michael Penix Jr Named Pac 12 Offensive Player Of The Week

After an impressive Apple Cup performance for the ages. Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr was rewarded for his performance by the Pac -12.

Michael Penix Jr., Jr., QB, Washington (Tampa, Fla.)

  • Led the Huskies to a thrilling, 51-33 win at Washington State to bring the Apple Cup back to Seattle, passing for 3 touchdowns while rushing for 2 more. Penix finished the game 25-for-43 for 484 yards, 3 TD passes and 1 interception, while rushing for 34 yards and 2 touchdowns on 2 carries (the 2 carries were a 30-yard TD and a 4-yard TD).
  • Penix’s 484 yards were 2nd most in UW history, 2nd only to his 516 earlier this year vs. Arizona.
  • Led Washington to 703 yards of total offense, and was just 11 yards shy of his own UW single-game record for total offense (524, vs. Arizona).
  • Became just the 2nd Husky ever to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season and heads into the UW’s bowl game with 4,354 yards, just 105 shy of Cody Pickett’s 20-year old record.
  • Against WSU, Penix threw TD passes of 26, 47 and 75 yards, with the last of those coming on the 1st scrimmage play of the 2nd half.
  • 3rd time this season winning the award, joining Oregon’s Bo Nix as the only 3-time winners this season.  First Husky to win Offensive Player of the Week 3 times in the same season since RB Corey Dillon in 1996.

Also nominated:  Caleb Williams, QB, USC; Michael Wiley, RB, Arizona; Ja’Quinden Jackson, RB, Utah; Damien Martinez, RB, Oregon State;  Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA

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