Olson Named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week

Sept. 4, 2007

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Quarterback Ben Olson was named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after an impressive opening day showing versus Stanford in which he threw five touchdown passes. Also earning weekly honors were linebacker Robert James of Arizona State and punt returner DeSean Jackson of California.

Olson, a junior from Thousand Oaks, Calif., led UCLA to a season-opening 45-17 Pac-10 victory at Stanford. He completed 16 of 29 passes for 286 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions. His five touchdowns went to four different receivers and he directed the Bruins to 624 yards of total offense with no turnovers. It is the second year in a row Olson has been named offensive player of the week in the opening week of the season, having also been honored following UCLA's opening day victory against Utah last season.

The Bruins open up at home on Saturday at 3:30 pm versus Brigham Young University.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 35 - 56
Thursday, Oct 22
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
W, 40 - 24
Saturday, Oct 31
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
W, 35 - 31
Saturday, Nov 07
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 41 - 0
Saturday, Nov 14
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
L, 27 - 31
Saturday, Nov 21
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 17 - 9
Saturday, Nov 28
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 21 - 40