October 24, 2011, 12:08 pm
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Quarterback Sean Mannion and defensive end Scott Crichton of OREGON STATE have been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.
Mannion, a freshman from Pleasanton, Calif., passed for 376 yards and four touchdowns, both career highs, in the 44-21 win over Washington State. His four touchdown performance was the most for a Beaver quarterback since 2009. For the game he completed 26 of 34 attempts (76.5%) with one interception. He is on pace to throw for 3,367 yards this season, which would be an Oregon State record for a freshman and the third-highest single-season total in school history.
Crichton, a freshman from Tacoma, Wash., tied for a team-high with seven tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack. He also had a pass breakup and forced two fumbles. Crichton has tied the OSU record for forced fumbles in a season with four. He is in a tie for 17th in the NCAA and co-leads the Pac-12 with 10 tackles for loss this season.