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Nelson Agholor Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Junior receiver recorded his second 200+ yard game in a row.

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Nelson Agholor earned his first career Pac-12 Player of the Week award when he was named the conference's Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

The USC Trojans defeated Cal, 38-30, on Thursday night with Agholor starring. He caught 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns. In the first quarter alone, Agholor produced a strong stat line, reeling in eight catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Here's the Nelson Agholor highlights from Thursday night:

Agholor has been doing it all on the outside for the Trojans recently. In the previous game, at Washington State, he finished with a career-high 220 yards and a touchdown. He also had a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown in the game.

Nelson Agholor was named a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist this morning and it's easy to see why. He's in the top 10 nationally in receptions, yards, touchdowns and receiving yards per game. For the season, he has 82 catches for 1079 yards and 10 touchdowns in 10 games.

Agholor becomes the third USC Trojan to be named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week this season after Cody Kessler has earned the award twice this season and Javorius Allen received it once.

Utah defensive end Nate Orchard earned the conference's Defensive Player of the Week honor while the Special Teams Player of the Week went to Arizona kicker Casey Skowron.