Oct. 2, 2013
By: Matt Burkholder
LAS VEGAS. - Fresno State wide receiver Josh Harper was announced on Wednesday as the SEVEN Magazine Mountain West Player of the Week by the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl committee. The award marks the third time a member from the Fresno State football team has collected the fan generated honor out of the four-week-old college football season.
Harper played a vital role in the 'Dogs 42-37 victory over the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors last Saturday on the Islands. The junior wide receiver grabbed nine receptions for a career-high 123 yards en route to the win. In addition, he was on the other end of two touchdown throws from quarterback Derek Carr which brings Harper's season total to six, tied for fifth-best in the NCAA. In three of four games this season Harper has registered two touchdowns in a game, while being held out of the end zone in just one contest.
Fresno State's offense ranks No. 12 in the nation in scoring at 44.0 points per game and has scored 40-plus points in nine of their last 10 games. The `Dogs take their high octane offense on the road this weekend as they will face Idaho on Saturday at 2 p.m. PT. The game will be aired live on the local Fresno NBC affiliate, KSEE24.
About SEVEN Magazine Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 and MW Player of the Week Awards
Nominated players will be selected the Sunday after the week's play and presented on the Las Vegas Bowl's official fan page (http://www.facebook.com/lvbowl) Monday morning with fan voting ending Wednesday at noon. Winners will be announced Wednesday afternoons. Two players, sans any ties, will be announced as their respective conference's SEVEN Magazine Las Vegas Bowl Player of the Week.
About the Las Vegas Bowl
The Las Vegas Bowl, which is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television, is currently celebrating its 22nd year as the premier college sporting event in Las Vegas. The bowl has college football conference affiliations with both the Pac-12 and Mountain West. This year's game will kick off at 12:30 p.m. PT, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium and be televised on ABC-TV. To learn more about the Las Vegas Bowl please visit www.lvbowl.com. For tickets, please call (702) 732-3912.
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"Catch the Wave" - 2013 Fresno State football season tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at gobulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647). The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.
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