MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Names Carr MW Player of the Week

Oct. 10, 2012

LAS VEGAS - Fresno State junior quarterback Derek Carr was named for the second consecutive week the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl Mountain West Player of the Week on Wednesday for his performance on the road against Colorado State, Oct. 6.

Carr completed 25-of-39 passes for 217 yards along with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bulldogs' 28-7 victory at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colo. After being the first individual from Fresno State to take home the MAACO Las Vegas Mountain West Player of the Week award, Carr is now this season's first back-to-back winner of the weekly award.

Carr has thrown 15 touchdown passes over his last four games and 18 total on the year, which is tied for the second-most in the country. He leads the Mountain West and ranks 13th nationally with 302.7 passing yards per game. Carr is completing 68.5 percent of his passes and has only thrown three interceptions on the year. His 64.7 career completion percentage is the highest in school history and this past weekend he moved up into eighth place for the most passing yards in school history.

About MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 and MW Player of the Week Awards

Each week, a player from both the Mountain West and Pac-12 conferences is selected for nomination and then posted for fan voting via Facebook. College football fans can cast their vote beginning each Monday for the Mountain West Player of the Week. Voting remains open until Wednesday at noon PT at

About MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

The Las Vegas bowl game, which is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television, is currently celebrating its 21st year as the premier college sporting event in Las Vegas. The bowl's title sponsor is MAACO and 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. 22, 2012, at Sam Boyd Stadium and be televised on ESPN HD. To learn more about the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas please visit For tickets, please call (702) 732-3912.

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