USU QB, ASU RB Earn Weekly Honors
LAS VEGAS - The
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.
The SEVEN Magazine Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 and Mountain West Player of the Week for week 3 are:
SEVEN Magazine Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week
Marion Grice, Senior, Running Back, Arizona State (Houston, TX/Chester W. Nimitz HS)
Grice picks up his second career SEVEN Magazine Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week honor after he ran for 84 yards on 22 carries and four touchdowns in Arizona State's 32-30 win over No. 20 Wisconsin. He also caught five passes for 50 yards. Three of his four touchdowns came from inside the five-yard line and his fourth was a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter that gave the Sun Devils a 32-24 lead. He was also voted the Player of the Week last season after his performance in Week 13.
SEVEN Magazine Las Vegas Bowl Mountain West Player of the Week
Chuckie Keeton, Junior, Quarterback, Utah State (Houston, TX/Cypress Creek HS)
A first-time winner, Keeton was 19-of-25 for 249 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 25 yards on five attempts in Utah State's 70-6 homecoming victory over Weber State. He played only in the first half as the Aggies held a 49-0 lead over the Wildcats. It is the first time a player from Utah State has voted the Player of the Week since joining the Mountain West 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.
Sept. 5 ? Paul Richardson, Colorado, Jr., WR
Sept. 11 ? Damante Horton, Washington State, Sr., CB
Sept. 19 - Marion Grice, Arizona State, Sr., RB
Sept. 5 - Derek Carr, Fresno State, Sr., QB
Sept. 11 - Isaiah Burse, Fresno State, Jr., WR/PR
Sept. 19 - Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, Jr., QB
About SEVEN Magazine 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 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 SEVEN Magazine Las Vegas Bowl Player of the Week.
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