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Tuiasosopo Named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week
Release: 09/13/2000
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Sept. 13, 2000

Quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo of Washington was named a Pac-10 Player of the Week in football, along with defensive end Andre Carter of California and kicker David Newbury of USC. It was the third time Tuiasosopo has earned the Pac-10's weekly honor is his career.

Tuiasosopo, a senior from Woodinville, Wash., directed Washington to a 34-29 upset win against No. 4-ranked Miami. He completed 18 of 31 passes (.581) for 223 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown strike, and rushed 15 times for 45 yards with a 12-yard touchdown run.

The 268 yards of total offense increased Tuiasosopo's career total to 4,906 yards, leaving him within striking distance of fifth-place Cary Conklin (4,943) and fourth-place Steve Pelluer (4,945) entering Saturday's matchup with Colorado.

Carter, a senior from San Jose, Calif., led California's defensive effort in the Golden Bears 24-21 upset win against Utah. Carter had a team-high seven unassisted tackles, including three tackles for losses, one of which was a quarterback sack. He also recovered one of the three fumbles forced by the California defense.

Newbury, a junior from Corsicana, Tex., nailed a game-winnign 24-yard field goal with 13 seconds remaining in the game to give USC a 17-14 win against Colorado.

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