WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — University of Oregon running back Kenjon Barner was named national player of the week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Pac-12 player of the week on offense following his record-setting day against USC.
Barner, a senior from Riverside, Calif., rushed for a school-record 321 yards on 38 carries (8.4 average) and five touchdowns as the second-ranked Ducks defeated No. 18 USC, 62-51.
His five rushing touchdowns, which came on runs of 27, 5, 9. 5 and 22 yards, tied the Pac-12 single-game record. Additionally, his 321 rushing yards represent the fourth-highest single-game total in conference history and are the most ever allowed by USC.
Barner has rushed for 100 yards or more in five straight games. He leads the Pac-12 and ranks second in the FBS in rushing (143.89 ypg), and his 13.33 scoring average is tied for the national lead.
The Pac-12 weekly honor was the third of Barner's career. Oregon's third all-time leading rusher (3,151 yards) earned the award on special teams against UCLA as a freshman in 2009 and on offense against Nevada in 2010.