Nov. 26, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Kicker Andrew Furney has been named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Furney, a junior from Burlington, Wash., connected on all three of his field goal attempts in a 31-28 Apple Cup victory over Washington. His field goals came on tries of 21, 45, and 27 yards. His 45-yarder tied the game with 1:59 remaining in regulation, and his 27-yarder in overtime gave Washington State its first Apple Cup win since 2008.
Furney's first career game-winning kick capped the largest comeback in Apple Cup history, as WSU overcame an 18-point fourth quarter deficit.
Pac-12 coaches also recognized Furney as one of the top kickers for 2012 as Monday he was also named to the 2012 All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team. His 60-yard field goal against Eastern Washington earlier this season marked a career-best and is the longest in the Pac-12 this season.
Furney was the only Cougar to earn conference player of the week honors this season.