Oct. 23, 2013
LAS VEGAS- The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl continues its third season of conducting weekly Facebook player-of-the-week polls, driven by fan votes, recognizing exemplary on-field play within the two Bowl affiliated conferences, the Pac-12 and Mountain West. Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams has been voted the fan favorite of the Mountain West, while Ka'Deem Carey of Arizona picked up the honor from the Pac-12.
SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Mountain West Player of the Week
Davante Adams, Sophomore, Wide Receiver, Fresno State (Palo Alto, CA/Palo Alto HS)
A first-time winner, Adams caught eight passes for 221 yards and four touchdowns in Fresno State's 38-14 win over UNLV. His four receiving TDs match a Mountain West single-game record and his 221 yards are the most by a MW receiver since 2009. He opened the game by catching a 75-yard scoring pass from Derek Carr, which is the longest play from scrimmage this season for the Bulldogs. He is the fourth different Bulldog to pick up the SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Mountain West Player of the Week honor.
SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week
Ka'Deem Carey, Junior, Running Back, Arizona (Pleasanton, CA/Foothill HS)Carey picks up his fourth career Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week after rushing for 236 yards and one touchdown on a school-record 40 carries in Arizona's 35-24 win over Utah. It was the 15th time in his career that he has rushed for over 100 yards and he has recorded over 150 all-purpose yards in the last nine consecutive games. Carey is the first Wildcat to be honored this season.
Each week, players from both the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences will be selected for nomination and then posted for voting. All college football fans are welcome to cast their vote starting on Monday each week for Player of the Week at www.facebook.com/lvbowl.
Mountain West Sept. 5 - Derek Carr, Fresno State, Sr., QB
Sept. 11 - Isaiah Burse, Fresno State, Jr., WR/PR
Sept. 18 - Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, Jr., QB Sept. 25 - Derek Carr, Fresno State, Sr., QB
Oct. 2 - Josh Harper, Fresno State, Jr., WR
Oct. 9 - Derek Carr, Fresno State, Sr., QB
Oct. 16 - Nolan Kohorst, UNLV, Sr. PK
Oct. 23 - Davante Adams, Fresno State, So. WR
Sept. 5 - Paul Richardson, Colorado, Jr., WR
Sept. 11 - Damante Horton, Washington State, Sr., CB
Sept. 18 - Marion Grice, Arizona State, Sr., RB
Sept. 25 - Jordon James, UCLA, Jr. RB
Oct. 2 - Taylor Kelly, Arizona State, Jr. QB
Oct. 9 - Connor Halliday, Washington State, Jr., QB
Oct. 16 - Sean Mannion, Oregon State, Jr. QB
Oct. 23 - Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, Jr. RB
About SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple 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 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl's official fan page (http://www.facebook.com/lvbowl) Monday at noon 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 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Player of the Week.
About the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
The Royal Purple 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 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl please visit www.lvbowl.com. For tickets, please call (702) 732-3912.
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