BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 4: Wide receiver Marqise Lee #9 of the USC Trojans looks to split the defense of defensive backs Travis Sandersfeld #19 and D.D. Goodson #21 of the Colorado Buffaloes during the fourth quarter at Folsom Field on November 4, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Colorado senior cornerback Travis Sandersfeld has been named this week's Pac-12 defensive player of the week for his final home performance against the Arizona Wildcats. This is just more good news to come out of Saturday's victory.
Sandersfeld, a senior from Limon, Colo., played all 76 snaps at nickel back in Colorado's 48-29 win over Arizona. He tallied 14 tackles, 11 of which were solo. His three tackles for loss totaled 13 yards, including a sack for nine yards. Sandersfeld also added an interception as the Buffaloes picked up their first Pac-12 victory.
Running back Rodney Stewart was nominated for the offensive award due to his 181 yard, 4 touchdown (one coming on a pass to quarterback Tyler Hansen) performance, but the honor instead went to Washington State freshman quarterback Connor Halliday who threw for 494 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-27 victory over Arizona State.