Bowl Announces Its Final Conference Player Of The Week

Wyoming WR Doctson Honored By MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - As a part of its 20th year celebration, the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas began a new tradition by 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. Due to the Pac-12 Championship Game, this week fans were only able to vote for the MAACO Bowl Mountain West Player of the Week who is:

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Mountain West Player of the Week
Josh Doctson, Wide Receiver, University of Wyoming
Freshman wide receiver Josh Doctson had a break-out game with a season-high 129 yards receiving off only three catches, two of which went for touchdowns, helping the Cowboys close out the season with a victory over rival Colorado State.

''Our first year of MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Player of the Week fan polls came to a close this week and I find it fitting that a potential star of the future has won,'' said Tina Kunzer-Murphy, MAACO Bowl Las Vegas executive director. ''Josh Doctson's breakout performance Saturday was deserving of the recognition, providing us a glimpse into what we might see next year from Cowboy football, continued future success.''

Each week throughout the season, players from both the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences were selected for nomination and then fan polls were placed on the Bowl's Facebook page allowing fans to vote for their favorite or most deserving player.

About MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 and MW Player of the Week
Nominated players will be selected the Sunday after the week's play and presented on MAACO Las Vegas Bowl's official fan page ( Monday morning with fan voting ending the following Wednesday at noon. Winners will be announced Wednesday afternoons. Two players, sans tie, 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 is currently celebrating its 20th year as the premier college sporting event in Las Vegas. The bowl's current 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 5:00 p.m. PST, Thursday, December 22, 2011, and be televised on ESPN HD. To learn more about the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas please visit For tickets, please call (702) 732-3912.