Nov. 8, 2004
PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State running back Jerome Harrison was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week along with Arizona State's Andrew Walter Monday following his record-breaking performance Saturday at UCLA.
Harrison carried 42 times for 247 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-29 win over the Bruins at the Rose Bowl. The Kalamazoo, Mich., native's 42 carries were a school record, while his 247 yards marked the third best output in school history.
"I give my offensive line all of the credit," Harrison said. "Calvin Armstrong, Bobby Byrd, Nick Mihlhauser, Norvell Holmes, and Sam Lightbody should be the Pac-10 Player of the Week, in my opinion. They did a great job."
Harrison, a transfer from Pasadena City College, ran for touchdowns of 25, 45, and 10 yards and eclipsed his previous career high (117 yards against Oregon) in the first half. He now has 632 yards and eight touchdowns on the season, despite starting just three games. His 867 all-purpose yards is tops among Cougar players and eighth in the conference.
Joining Harrison and Walter as Pac-10 Players of the Week were Arizona's Wilrey Fontenot (defense) and USC's Reggie Bush (special teams).