The first big bowl game for Davante Adams was the CIF Division I State Bowl Championship Game in 2010, his senior year at Palo Alto High.
Now, Adams is headed to another bowl contest after helping his Fresno State football team defeat Utah State, 24-17, to win the inaugural Mountain West Championship Game on Saturday night in Bulldog Stadium.
After the game, the Bulldogs accepted a bid to play in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 12:30 p.m. (PT), which will be televised by ABC.
Adams, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver, had nine catches for 168 yards and one touchdown against Utah State.
While helping the Bulldogs compile an 11-1 record this season, Adams set school records for career receptions (224) and 100-yard receiving games with 13. His 23 touchdown receptions on the year are the fourth-most in FBS history.
Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr threw for 404 yards and the Bulldog defense rebounded after a tough loss last week at San Jose State to lift No. 24 Fresno State to victory.
The Bulldogs, who shared the league crown last year in their first season in the league, won their first outright conference championship for the first time since 1989 in the Big West. This is also Fresno State's first back-to-back conference championships since 1992 and 1993.