Jerry Neuheisel, Ishmael Adams Named Pac-12 Players Of The Week

Aug 30, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; UCLA Bruins defensive back Ishmael Adams (1) celebrates with Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) after scoring a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. The Bruins won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA had a Texas-sized victory over the Longhorns this weekend that saw several Bruins step-up for their team as quarterback Brett Hundley went down in the first quarter with a hyperextended elbow. The result of this was back-up QB Jerry Neuheisel and Ishmael Adams having monster games and earning them Pac-12 Players of the Week. With the Bruin faithful all collectively wondering what would happen next, these two Bruins stepped up to make huge plays when it counted for UCLA in a 20-17 victory over Texas.

 

Neuheisel was named the Pac-12 Football Offensive Player of the Week as he orchestrated a gritty second-half comeback against Texas that was capped with a beautiful 33-yard touchdown pass to seal the win for UCLA. Neuheisel finished with 178 yards on 22 of 30 attempts with his first two career touchdowns.

 

Ishmael Adams was named the Pac-12 Football Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts on both punt and kick returns. Adams had one kick return for 14 yards but did most of his dirty work returning punts.

On three returns, Adams averaged 20.7 yards, though the most important one was the 45 yarder that put the Bruins in striking position in a last ditch effort to win the game. Admas had ran all the way down to the Longhorn 33-yard line which set up Neuheisel for a pass play to Jordan Payton for the game winning touchdown. Talk about team work!

Go Bruins!