Evans Earns Most Fan Votes in Two-Year History of MAACO Bowl Award

Oct. 24, 2012

By: Matt Burkholder

FRESNO, Calif.- Fresno State wide receiver and punt returner Rashad Evans was announced as the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Mountain West Player of the Week on Wednesday for his exemplary performance against Wyoming.

Evans, a senior from San Francisco, earned the most votes in the two-year history of the award after scoring two touchdowns, one receiving and one on a 78-yard punt return, in the 'Dogs 42-14 win over Wyoming on Saturday. He finished with 125 yards on four punt returns to go with his six-yard TD catch.

In four games played this season, Evans has been a sparkplug for the Bulldog offense. In the punt return game, he is averaging 14.1 yards per return and in receiving he has 20 catches for 159 yards with four TD's.

The award is Evans first and he becomes the second Bulldog to garner the honor. Classmate Derek Carr is a two-time recipient for Fresno State as the Bulldogs now own three of the last four MAACO Bowl Las Vegas awards for the Mountain West.

About MAACO Bowl Las Vegas MW and Pac-12 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 www.facebook.com/lvbowl.

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 www.maacobowllv.com. For tickets, please call (702) 732-3912.

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