Oct. 21, 2013
By: Matt Burkholder
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced on Monday morning that Fresno State sophomore wide receiver Davante Adams has been named this week’s offensive player of the week.
Adams has now won the award in back-to-back games for Fresno State dating back to the Bulldogs week six game at Idaho. This week’s award makes Adams the first MW two-time offensive player of the week this season. David Fales of San Jose State was the week seven recipient during the Bulldogs bye week.
In Fresno State’s 38-14 win at Bulldog stadium over UNLV last Saturday, Adams tied the Fresno State school record with four touchdown catches and also equaled the MW single-game record as he helped propel the ‘Dogs past the Rebels. The Palo Alto native now shares the record with BYU’s Luke Ashworth (Nov. 13, 2010 at Colorado State) and Utah’s Travis LaTendresse (Dec. 29, 2005 vs. Georgia Tech).
Adams caught eight passes in the game for a career-high 221 yards and became the first Bulldog to surpass the 200-yard mark since Rodney Wright did so in 2001. The 221 receiving yards are the most by a MW player since San Diego State’s DeMarco Sampson recorded 257 yards at Colorado State on Oct. 24, 2009.
Adams and the Bulldogs got off to a fast start Saturday night as Derek Carr connected with Adams on a 75-yard TD pass on the first play from scrimmage, the longest play from scrimmage this season for the 'Dogs. Adams wound up with three touchdowns on four receptions for 146 yards in the first half which made back-to-back games the sophomore receiver would open a first half with three TD receptions.
With now 25 career touchdown catches in only 19 career games, Adams tied the school record for career touchdown receptions that he now shares with Bernard Berrian (1999-03), Charlie Jones (1992-95) and Henry Ellard (1979-82).
Adams will look to break the all-time career TD mark next Saturday when No. 15/18 Fresno State (6-0, 3-0 MW) travels to San Diego State (3-3, 2-0 MW). Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2.
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