Oregon’s Bo Nix, Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, DJ Johnson earn Pac-12 weekly honors

Oregon’s Bo Nix, Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu and DJ Johnson were recognized by the Pac-12 for their play in helping lead the No. 8 Ducks to a 42-24 win at Cal.

Nix was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week, Aumavae-Laulu was named offensive lineman of the week and Johnson was named defensive lineman of the week.

It’s the second week in a row Nix earned offensive player of the week honors from the conference, becoming the first Oregon player to win the award in consecutive weeks since Marcus Mariota in 2014. Nix was 27 of 35 for 412 yards and three touchdowns and ran for three scores, the fourth UO quarterback ever to pass and throw for three touchdowns in a game. He received a 83.2 overall grade from Pro Football Focus.

Aumavae-Laulu had a team-best 85.9 pass-blocking grade from PFF, best among Pac-12 tackles and tied for 13th nationally in Week 9. He did not allow a sack, pressure, hurry or QB hit in 40 pass-blocking opportunities.

It’s his first time winning the offensive lineman of the week award this season and Aumavae-Laulau joins teammates T.J. Bass and Alex Forsyth in doing so.

Johnson had three tackles with two sacks and a pass breakup against the Golden Bears. He received a team-high 86.0 defensive grade from PFF, tied for third among FBS edge rushers last week.

It’s the first time Johnson has won defensive lineman of the week and he’s the third Oregon player to do so this season, joining Brandon Dorlus and Mase Funa.

UO players have earned 10 conference weekly awards this season, with Nix earning offensive player of the week once before, Bass earning offensive lineman of the week twice and Forsyth once, Dorlus earning defensive lineman of the week twice and Funa once.

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