College Football Week 1: 5 Pac-12 Players Who Stood Out Most

College Football Week 1: 5 Pac-12 Players Who Stood Out Most

Aug 30, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) celebrates with teammates after a touchdown in the second quarter against the South Dakota Coyotes at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Susan Ragan-USA TODAY Sports
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The Week 1 football schedule in the Pac-12 conference came with little surprise and no major upsets. Colorado and Washington State were the only teams to losing at home to non-conference opponents. UCLA, California, and Washington took care of business on the road. While Oregon, USC, Oregon State, Arizona St, Utah, Arizona and Stanford defended their home turf to victory. Here are five players who stood out the most in Week 1 for the Pac-12.

5. Arizona State Sun Devils RB D.J. Foster

Aug 28, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils running back D.J. Foster (8) runs with the ball as Weber State Wildcats linebacker Felix Woods (38) and linebacker Emmett Tela (44) defend during the first half at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
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5. Arizona State Sun Devils RB D.J. Foster

Aug 28, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils running back D.J. Foster (8) runs with the ball as Weber State Wildcats linebacker Felix Woods (38) and linebacker Emmett Tela (44) defend during the first half at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
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Arizona State Running Back DJ Foster erupted against Weber State, scoring almost half of the Sun Devils' points to a 45-14 Win. He finished the game with 15 Carries, 147 yards and three touchdowns. Foster will now be playing the featured back role for Arizona State and will give more depth along with RB Kalen Ballage. Expect the No. 19 ranked Sun Devils to start climbing the polls this season.

4. UCLA Bruins LB Eric Kendricks

Aug 30, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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4. UCLA Bruins LB Eric Kendricks

Aug 30, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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The UCLA Bruins defense had a great Week 1 by scoring three touchdowns to hold off the Virginia Cavaliers 28-20. Linebacker Eric Kendricks was a huge factor for the Bruins racking up a career-high 17 total tackles, a forced fumble and an interception returned for a touchdown. This earned Kendricks the Pac-12 defensive player-of-the-week honor. The Bruins defense looks to be a resilient unit who will help Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley.

3. Washington State Cougars QB Connor Halliday

Aug 28, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday (12) drops back to pass against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second half at Centurylink Field. The Knights beat Cougars 41-38. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Washington State Cougars QB Connor Halliday

Aug 28, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday (12) drops back to pass against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second half at Centurylink Field. The Knights beat Cougars 41-38. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
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Despite the loss to the Rutgers, Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday had a very impressive game, showing off his arm. He was second among all passers in the NCAA by completing 71 percent of his passes for 532 yards and five touchdowns. The Washington State defense didn't hold in the game and eventually lost to the Scarlet Knights 41-38. Halliday will see a significant amount of time if this Cougars defense continues a downward trend.

2. Arizona Wildcats QB Anu Solomon

Aug 29, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats quarterback Anu Solomon (12) runs the ball during the third quarter at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Arizona Wildcats QB Anu Solomon

Aug 29, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats quarterback Anu Solomon (12) runs the ball during the third quarter at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
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The first career start for Arizona's freshman quarterback Anu Soloman was outstanding. Soloman threw for 425 yards along with four touchdowns and no interceptions, torching the UNLV Rebels 58-13. Soloman broke a 45-year old school record with 787 total yards in the season opener, while being the first ever freshman quarterback to start a season opener. The Wildcats could have a better than 8-5 record this season under Head Coach Rich Rodriguez.

1. Oregon Ducks RB Byron Marshall

Aug 30, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Byron Marshall (9) heads up field for a touchdown against South Dakota Coyotes at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Oregon Ducks RB Byron Marshall

Aug 30, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Byron Marshall (9) heads up field for a touchdown against South Dakota Coyotes at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
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Oregon running back Byron Marshall stood out from the rest of the players in the Pac-12 as an offensive threat. Marshall was productive out of the backfield with eight receptions for 138 yards receiving and two touchdowns. This went along with eigh carries for 90 yards on the ground rushing as the Ducks walked over South Dakota 62-13. Marshall will be part of Oregon's "three-headed monster" rushing attack along with Tyler Tyner and Royce Freeman.