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Two Buffaloes earn Pac-12 Player of the Week honors

Price and Hambright named as conference elites in week 11

NCAA Football: Stanford at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Buffaloes enjoyed a thrilling 16-13 victory over the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday off Evan Price’s 37-yard field goal as time expired.

A second consecutive series win over the Pac-12 powerhouse netted conference Player of the Week honors for Price and offensive lineman Arlington Hambright, per an announcement on Monday.

Price was named Pac-12 Special Teams player of the week for the second time in his career, and for the first time in three years (Oct. 1, 2016 vs. Oregon State). The backup kicker took over for James Stefanou, who was ruled out with a hip injury earlier in the week. Price made all three FG attempts and a lone PAT to score 10 of the Buffs’ 16 points. It marks the third time in CU history the Buffs won with a field goal as time expired. The first since 2007 when Kevin Eberhart knocked home a 45-yarder to upset No. 3 Oklahoma, 27-24.

As a newcomer, Hambright continues to improve week-by-week in the Buffs offensive line rotation. The Oklahoma State transfer played all 71 snaps at left tackle, grading out to a season-best 88.7 percent. Hambright had eight knockdowns and a touchdown block in helping CU rush for 172 yards (181 without one sack, averaging 4.5 per rush); 40 yards over Stanford’s season average on defense.

Here’s the rest of the best from the Pac-12 in week 11’s college football action.