Top Pac-12 Football Scorers throughout History

List of Top Pac-12 Football Scorers in History
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The last Pac-12 Championship will be held tonight at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, showcasing the undefeated Washington Huskies against the one-loss Oregon Ducks. This game is being hailed as the farewell performance of the Pacific 12 Conference.

Prior to the final football game in the conference’s century-long history, yengols.com, in collaboration with oddsmakers from ESPN, forecasted the Ducks as a 9.5-point favorite with a -350 moneyline. In order to assess which Pac-12 football players have accumulated the most points throughout their college careers, yengols.com examined Sports-Reference.com’s Pac-12 Conference Scoring History list to pinpoint the position players with the top points per game averages.

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All-Time Leading Scorers in Pac-12 Football

PlayerTeamYearsGamesTotal PointsPoints Per Game
Marion GriceArizona State2012-201324234 pts9.75 pts
LaMichael JamesOregon2009-201137348 pts9.41 pts
Lendale WhiteUSC2003-200539342 pts8.77 pts
Ka’Deem CareyArizona2011-201336312 pts8.67 pts
Jacquizz RodgersOregon State2008-201036306 pts8.50 pts
Royce FreemanOregon2014-201751384 pts7.53 pts
De’Anthony ThomasOregon2011-201337276 pts7.46 pts
Steven JacksonOregon State2001-200337276 pts7.46 pts
Toby GerhartStanford2006-200938274 pts7.21 pts
Maurice Jones-DrewUCLA2003-200526234 pts6.50 pts

Before the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday, Arizona sports betting sites have Oregon as the favorite to win the national championship with odds of +500. Georgia and Michigan are tied as co-favorites with odds of +185.

Unexpected Name Leading Pac-12 Scorer Rankings

Despite the Pac-12’s track record of producing NFL stars like Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch, and DeSean Jackson from Cal, as well as Reggie Bush, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Clay Matthews, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Marquise Lee, and Jordan Addison from USC, the conference’s leading scorers are frequently disregarded by casual fans.

At the top of the list is Marion Grice, a former Arizona State running back who scored 234 points in 24 games (averaging 9.75 points per game) during the 2012-2013 seasons. Grice found the end zone 11 times rushing and 14 times receiving, playing a crucial role in ASU’s offensive success under coach Todd Graham.

LaMichael James, a star for Oregon, is one of the top scorers in Pac-12 history. He was a vital part of Chip Kelly’s potent Ducks’ offenses from 2009 to 2011, averaging 9.41 points per game to claim the second spot overall. In 37 games, James scored a total of 348 points, the second-highest in Pac-12 history.

Running backs are at the top of the all-time Pac-12 scoring list.

USC running back LenDale White, Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey, and Oregon State’s Jacquizz Rodgers closely trailed the top two candidates in points per game, with White averaging 8.77, Carey averaging 8.67, and Rodgers averaging 8.50 points per game.

Royce Freeman of Oregon is the Pac-12’s all-time leader in rushing yards, totaling 5,621 yards from 2014 to 2017. Following closely behind are Charles White of USC with 5,598 yards from 1976 to 1979, Myles Gaskin of Washington with 5,323 yards from 2015 to 2018, and LaMichael James with 5,082 yards from 2009 to 2011. Freeman also ranks sixth in scoring with 7.53 points per game.

Carey ranks ninth in the conference’s history for rushing yards with 4,239, followed by Rodgers in 16th place with 3,877 yards. White holds the 41st spot with 3,159 yards, while Grice did not make it into the top 50 in Pac-12 history.

Two Pac-12 athletes have a chance to shake up the Heisman Trophy competition this year, even though they are not currently leading in scoring. Bo Nix, the quarterback for Oregon, is the frontrunner for the Heisman with -200 odds on Arizona betting platforms. Meanwhile, Michael Penix Jr., the quarterback for Washington, is ranked third on the odds board with +1600 odds.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona, with previous roles at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at yengols.com.

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