Four Oregon players make PFF Pac-12 teams of the week

From an overall standpoint, Saturday’s 31-14 loss at Oregon wasn’t too impressive because it served as the Ducks’ third straight defeat and fourth in five Pac-12 contests. But look closer and you’ll see that a handful of Oregon players had rather impressive performances.

Their effort was so strong that Pro Football Focus, one of the top college football statistical analytic groups around, named four Ducks to its weekly Pac-12 teams of the week.

Senior running back Royce Freeman was the top-rated running back in the league for Week 8, when he ran for a season-high 160 yards on 29 carries. That tally enabled him to cross the 5,000-yard mark for his career and pass LaMichael James for the Oregon career rushing mark at 5,103 yards.

Helping pave the way for Freeman’s record-setting afternoon was sophomore center Jake Hanson.

Oregon’s defense wasn’t particularly strong as a whole, giving up 409 yards and failing to record a turnover for the first time this season. But senior defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux and senior cornerback Arrion Springs both stood out on an individual basis, with Springs’ 87.6 rating tops of any Pac-12 defender.

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