Davis Webb Named Pac-12 Offensive Player Of The Week
Posted October 4, 2016 by Alforde Joaquin in
BERKELEY – Davis Webb was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career Monday for his performance Saturday in Cal’s 28-23 upset win over No. 18 Utah at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium. Webb completed 22-of-35 passes for 306 yards with four touchdown throws against the Utes in Cal’s second straight victory over a ranked team for the first time since 2009 and on only the eighth occasion since 1951.
Webb leads the nation in passing touchdowns (22), passing yards (2,143) and completions (160) while he is second in passing yards per game (428.6 ypg) and fourth in total offense (410.0 ypg). The senior graduate transfer quarterback has completed 16-of-257 passes for a 155.9 passer efficiency rating that was third on Cal’s all-time single-season list and has thrown for at least four touchdowns and 300 yards in each of his first five games at Cal.
“It is a great individual honor to receive, however I am thankful to be a part of this team and this university,” Webb said. “I’m very proud of my teammates on both sides of the ball who continued to play for one another against a very good Utah team.”
“Davis is certainly most deserving of this honor,” head coach Sonny Dykes said. “He has been nothing but a great teammate and leader since the day he arrived. Awards are great and he will win plenty but the most important thing to him is winning football games. He proves that every day with his work ethic and by doing things the right way.”
Webb is the second Cal player to earn Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors in the past three weeks following Chad Hansen’s selection on Sept. 19.
Cal (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) wraps up the first half of its regular season at Oregon State (1-3, 0-1 Pac-12) in Corvallis this Saturday, Oct. 8. The game will be televised live by Pac-12 Network/Bay Area/Oregon and is scheduled to kick off at 6 pm PDT. Cal leads the all-time series between the teams, 36-32, including each of the last two contests. The Golden Bears were a 54-24 winner at home in 2015 after picking up a 45-31 in 2014 for their first victory in Corvallis in eight years.
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