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Who's the Offensive MVP on Each Pac-12 Team?

Here are the best players on offense for each Pac-12 team, according to Scout's experts.

Anu Solomon, QB, Arizona - "If Arizona is going to win games, it will need Solomon to succeed. This team's offense will only go as far as he takes it." -- Jason Scheer, Wildcat Authority 

Demario Richard, RB, Arizona State - "Last season as a true sophomore Richard rushed for 1,104 yards and finished fifth on the team with 31 receptions. He had 10 touchdowns from scrimmage." -- Chris Karpman, Sun Devil Source

Tre Watson, RB, California - "After averaging 90 rushing yards per game over his last four contests, Watson comes into 2016 as the favorite to start in new OC Jake Spavital's offense, and he's probably the most complete back on the roster. He's not the fastest, doesn't have the most shake, and isn't the biggest, but he's the only back who grades out as plus-plus in each of those categories." -- Ryan Gorcey, Bear Territory 

Shay Fields, WR, Colorado - "With the graduation of Nelson Spruce, the Pac-12's all-time leader in receptions, Fields is expected to be the Buffs' top target in 2016. He was having an exceptional sophomore campaign in 2015 before a high ankle sprain limited his production in the second half of the season." -- Adam Munsterteiger, Buff Stampede

Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon - "Freeman has emerged as the top running back in the conference and perhaps the country. A certain first-round NFL draft pick, he has the size and skill to be a punishing runner as well as the skills to avoid tackles. Likely to be on the Heisman Trophy watch list early." - Steve Summers, EDuck 

Victor Bolden, WR, Oregon State - "Opponents will have to game plan around this senior's speed and athleticism, which he brings as a pass-catcher and a punt and kickoff return man."  -- Charlie Richenstein, Scout.com 

Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford  - "The Heisman runner-up is arguably the best player in the entire country. He does everything for Stanford and will be asked to do even more with the departure of Kevin Hogan." - Jackson Safon, Scout.com 

Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA - "He's a generational talent that UCLA is trying to exploit, changing their offense to take advantage of him. He has weapons, so he should have a big year." - Tracy Pierson, BruinReport 

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, UCLA - "Not much needs to be said here. He's probably one of the top 3 offensive players in the entire conference and is the driving force for the USC offense. If he stays healthy, Smith-Schuster will be one of the best receivers in the country." - Jackson Safon, Scout.com

Joe Williams, RB, Utah - "Played well filling in for an injured Devontae Booker last season, but with Booker gone and questions at QB, he will carry the load." -- Jackson Safon, Scout.com

Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington - "Quarterback Jake Browning will get the headlines, but this true sophomore, who ran for 1,300 yards as a freshman, will have to continue to produce in order for Browning to shine." - Chris Fetters, Dawgman (Washington)

Luke Falk, QB, WSU - "The fourth-year junior looks poised to set all manner of school (and potentially national) records but what sets Falk apart is his ability to perform in the clutch." - Barry Bolton, Cougfan


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