Perhaps the lesson learned is this: When it doubt, pick the winner.
The Pac-12 named Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes, and not Arizona's Matt Scott, as the conference’s offensive player of the week today.
Nunes completed 21 of 34 passes for a career-high 360 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford’s 54-48 win over the UA. He also ran in three scores, two of them coming as the Cardinal rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime. Cardinal tailback Stepfan Taylor rushed in the game-winning score after Scott was intercepted in overtime.
Scott set a handful of UA and Pac-12 records in the losing effort, including:
• Most pass attempts (69) in UA and Pac-12 history.
• Most completions (45) in UA and Pac-12 history.
• Most consecutive pass attempts without an interception (68) in program history.
• Most offensive plays (103) in program and Pac-12 history.
• Most yards gained (617) by a UA team in a confernece game.
Cal cornerback Kameron Jackson and USC tight end Randall Telfer were named the league’s defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
Read more in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star.