Utah didn’t just pick up the program’s first win of the 2020 season Saturday night against Oregon State. A pair of Utes had impressive enough performances to earn Pac-12 honors too.
Running back Ty Jordan and placekicker Jadon Redding were named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively, on Monday.
Jordan had the best game of his abbreviated Utah career against the Beavers. He recorded a career-high 167 rushing yards, on 27 carries, and scoring his first collegiate touchdown. Jordan became the first Utah true freshman to rush for 100 yards in a game since 1995, when Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala ran for 108 yard against BYU.
A native of Mesquite, Texas, Jordan finished the game with 189 all-purpose yards (167 rush, 22 receiving), his second-straight 100-yard all-purpose game. He leads the Utes in carries (44), rushing yards (296) and all-purpose yards per game (123.3) this season and ranks 13th overall in the FBS in rushing yards per carry (6.73), and is first among freshmen in the FBS in rushing yards per game (98.7).
Redding, meanwhile, was a perfect 3 for 3 on field goals and 3 for 3 on PATs in the win over OSU. He scored 12 of Utah’s 30 points, including the first nine and tied his career-high in field goals made in a game.
Redding now has three career games with two or more field goals made. The sophomore is now 5 of 5 on field goal attempts from 20 to 29 yards out and 7 of 9 on tries from 30 to 39 yards away in his career, and has made 14 total made field goals in two years.