For the second time in just three games, Anthony Gordon is honored as the conference’s premier offensive player. The Pac-12 announced today the redshirt senior quarterback had been named their Offensive Player of the Week. Gordon also earned the honor after the Washington State Cougars defeated the New Mexico State Aggies in the first week of the season.
Gordon finished the game with 440 yards of passing, including 277 in a much better second half, completing 36-of-48 passes along with three touchdowns. He averaged 9.16 yards per attempt and also rushed for 29 yards.
The season is young and the competition hasn’t been great but Gordon is averaging 10.85 yards per attempt, an absolutely ridiculous figure. He is also completing nearly 79 percent of his passes and has thrown 12 touchdowns to just two picks. Gordon will look to continue this hot start as the Cougs face the struggling UCLA Bruins this coming weekend before hitting the road for their biggest test by far next weekend against the Utah Utes.