After a career-high 11 tackles in a 41-21 win at Nebraska, Anthony Barr was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week. In addition to logging two of those tackles for loss, the All-American was credited with three forced fumbles.
Oddly, Barr still has not recorded a sack after finishing the 2012 season second in the country with 13.5.
“It probably bothers him that Keenan Graham is leading the nation in sacks,” head coach Jim Mora said, laughing. “Keenan’s at 1.5 per game and Anthony’s at zero. …
“I think Anthony’s pretty selfless. The fact that we’re 2-0 and just had a big win is more important to him than anything. But I think deep down in there somewhere, he’s like ‘Hey, I need to get some sacks.’”
Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion was the conference’s offensive player of the week, while Beavers kicker Trevor Romaine earned the special teams nod.