Oregon State linebacker D.J. Welch, who in his first career start Saturday helped the Beavers upset then-No. 13 Wisconsin 10-7 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, has been named the Pac-12 Conference defensive player of the week. The league announced the honor on Monday.
Welch, a sophomore from Palm Desert, Calif., set a career high with seven tackles, two of which went for losses, as he and the OSU defense limited the Badgers to 207 yards of total offense and just 35 yards on the ground.
— Bulletin staff report