A few days ago, Arizona Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate became the first player since 1988 to win three straight Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week awards.
He might be on his way to a fourth straight award, and he might have firmly entrenched himself in the Heisman discussion, after Saturday's performance against No. 15 Washington State.
The sophomore, who just turned 19 on Monday, ran for 146 yards and a touchdown and threw for a career-high 275 yards and two TDs in Arizona's 58-37 win over the Cougars in Tucson. Tate's performance included an 82-yard run, making it the fourth straight game he's reeled off a run of at least 70 yards. No one in the last 10 years has done that in more consecutive games.
Also, Tate now has 840 rushing yards in the month October. No college football player from a Power 5 conference in the last 10 years has recorded more rushing yards in October.
Reminder: Khalil Tate is a quarterback.
Khalil Tate has a run of 70+ yards in 4 straight games. Khalil Tate is a quarterback.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 29, 2017
Four straight games with 100 yards rushing for Khalil Tate, and he did it in style. pic.twitter.com/cPIlf14YRE
— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) October 29, 2017
Tate earned national attention in early October when he set an NCAA single-game quarterback rushing record by reeling off 327 yards in a win at Colorado. Not bad for a guy who didn't even begin the season as his team's starting QB.
After a 3-9 record in 2016, the Wildcats are now 6-2 and 4-1 in the Pac-12 following Saturday's win. A showdown with Pac-12 South-leading USC in Los Angeles awaits next weekend.