09/19/2012


Week 3 Conference Players Of The Week Announced
Wolf Pack Receiver and Wazzu Running Back Honored By Fans


LAS VEGAS - The MAACO Bowl Las Vegas is now in its second 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. For the third week of the 2012 campaign, the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 and Mountain West Player of the Week are:

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 Player of the Week
Marquess Wilson, Junior, Wide Receiver, Washington State (Tulare, CA/Tulare-Union High School)

Wilson finished with 110 yards receiving and two touchdowns on five catches, including an 81-yard score, in the Cougars' 35-27 victory at UNLV last Friday.


MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Mountain West Player of the Week
Stefphon Jefferson, Junior, Running Back, Nevada (Visalia, CA/El Diamante High School)

Jefferson rushed for 247 yards on 27 carries, including two touchdowns in the Wolf Pack's 45-34 victory over Northwestern State last Saturday.

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.

2012 WINNERS

Pac-12 Conference
Sept. 6 - Johnathan Franklin, UCLA, Sr., RB
Sept. 12 - Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, Soph., RB
Sept. 19 - Marquess Wilson, Washington State, Jr., WR

Mountain West
Sept. 6 - Robert Herron, Wyoming, Jr., WR
Sept. 12 - Brett Smith, Wyoming, Soph., QB
Sept. 19 - Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada, Jr., RB


About MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 and MW Player of the Week Awards
Nominated players will be selected the Sunday after the week's play and presented on MAACO 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 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Player of the Week.

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.
Follow the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Twitter: @LasVegasBowl
Find the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Facebook: facebook.com/lvbowl



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