Oct. 1, 2001
Heisman Trophy candidate DeShaun Foster has been selected Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Oregon State.
In just three quarters of action, Foster rushed for 147 yards, the fourth-highest total of his career, and three touchdowns on 31 carries. In a hostile envirnonment, he gave the Bruins a lead just 2:59 into the game, when he followed a 25-yard run with a three-year touchdown. He had 87 yards at halftime and in the third quarter, he ran for 60 yards on 10 carries, including touchdowns of 17 and one yard. On his 17-yard TD, he bounced off a pile to the outside, broke at least four tackles and tightroped the sideline for the final yards to give the Bruins a 24-0 lead. His final TD with 50 seconds left in the third quarter, made the score 38-0.
On the afternoon, Foster had four double-figure runs, none longer than 25 yards. He produced nine first downs, including twice on third-down runs on UCLA's second-quarter field goal drive that made the score 10-0. Overall, he carried four times on third down and moved the chains on all four occasions.