Palo Alto Weekly
Sports - October 25, 2013
RECORD HAUL . . . Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams of Fresno State has been named the Mountain West Conference's Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this football season. In Fresno State's 38-14 win over visiting UNLV on Saturday Adams tied the school record with four touchdown catches and also equaled the conference single-game record as he helped propel the 'Dogs past the Rebels. Adams also had a fifth TD reception nullified by a pass interference call. Adams, a redshirt sophomore, now shares the record with BYU's Luke Ashworth (Nov. 13, 2010 at Colorado State) and Utah's Travis LaTendresse (Dec. 29, 2005 vs. Georgia Tech). Adams caught eight passes in the game for a career-high 221 yards and became the first Bulldog to surpass the 200-yard mark since Rodney Wright did so in 2001. The 221 receiving yards are the most by a Mountain West player since San Diego State's DeMarco Sampson recorded 257 yards at Colorado State on Oct. 24, 2009. Adams and the Bulldogs got off to a fast start Saturday night as Derek Carr connected with Adams on a 75-yard TD pass on the first play from scrimmage, the longest play from scrimmage this season for the 'Dogs. Adams wound up with three touchdowns on four receptions for 146 yards in the first half which made back-to-back games the sophomore receiver would open a first half with three TD receptions. With now 25 career touchdown catches in only 19 career games, Adams tied the school record for career touchdown receptions. Adams will look to break the all-time career TD mark this Saturday when Fresno State (6-0, 3-0 MW), ranked No. 17 in the first BCS Standings this week, travels to San Diego State (3-3, 2-0 MW). Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2.
CARDINAL CORNER . . . Nationally No. 1-ranked UCLA will join with No. 2 USC, No. 3 Stanford and No. 5 Stanford for the annual Stanford Intercollegiate women's golf tournament, a 54-hole event set for Friday through Sunday at the Stanford Golf Course. The 16-team field also includes No. 8 Pepperdine, No. 12 Vanderbilt, and No. 18 Kentucky. Tee times for Friday and Saturday are 8:30 a.m., while Sunday is 7:30 a.m. . . . Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike was among 30 women's basketball players named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason List, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Tuesday. Ogwumike is one of two 2013 John R. Wooden Award All-Americans on this year's list, with Baylor's Odyssey Sims being the other. Back on Oct. 8 Ogwumike was named to the WBCA's Preseason Wade Watch List for the Wade Trophy Player of the Year award . . . For the 13th year in a row, Stanford was voted the preseason favorite by the Pac-12 women's basketball coaches to win the Conference title in 2013-14, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Thursday at Pac-12 Women's Basketball Media Day held at the Pac-12 Networks Studios in San Francisco. The Cardinal collected a maximum number of points (121) and first-place votes (11) to earn the distinction.
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