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Cal quarterback Davis Webb earns Rose Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week

Davis Webb earns Pac-12 Player of the Week honors from the Rose Bowl game.

One end of the Webb-Hansen connection earned the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors -- Chad Hansen -- but the other wasn't far behind, as Davis WebbCalifornia's senior quarterback, also earned a nod, this one from the Rose Bowl. The Bears haven't played in the New Years Day classic since 1959, and had their likely 2005 berth usurped by Texas, but none of that prevented the bowl committee from naming Webb -- the Texas native -- its Pac-12 Player of the Week, for his 27-of-40, 396-yard, four-touchdown performance in the 50-43 win over the Longhorns this Saturday.

Webb also picked up a touchdown on the ground in the fourth quarter. He is ranked second nationally in completions (106), passing yards (1,359), passing yards per game (453.0) and passing touchdowns (13). He is also third in total offense (1,299), points responsible for (90) and points responsible for per game (30.7 ppg). In addition, his 166 passing attempts lead the country.

"This is a statement across this country," Webb said. "Cal has gone in there last year, and played a great game. Texas came all the way out here and we played a great game. Cal has done a great job through coach Dykes, who's implemented a great culture. That's the biggest reason why I came here, when I saw the practices in spring, and met all these players, you could tell the culture that coach Dykes instilled. I think it's a credit to him, and all of his plans have carried out pretty good."

Webb was also one of eight national Manning Award Stars of the Week and has an opportunity to earn Manning Award Quarterback of the Week thru fan voting that ends Thursday at 9 am PT.

"What can you say? Davis Webb. Man, he was pretty impressive tonight," said head coach Sonny Dykes. "He really played well. I'm really proud of him. He talked about this week as just another ballgame, but if you grow up in the state of Texas, and you get a chance to play against Texas and win the ballgame, it's going to mean something special to you."

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