McGahee had 204 rushing yards in the Miami romp. (from hurricanesports.com)
DALLAS (FWAA) – The Miami Hurricanes handed Florida its worst home
loss in 23 years, 41-16, and were named the Football Writers Association of America's "Team
of the Week" for games of the weekend of Sept. 7.
The honor is decided by the 16-member panel that votes in the organization's Grantland
Rice Super 16 Poll, which has also debuted this season.
While Duke nabbed the honor in the season's first week by snapping the nation's longest losing
streak at 23, Miami extended its national best winning streak to 24 to get the nod in near
unanimous fashion this week.
Quarterback Ken Dorsey threw four touchdown passes and Willis McGahee ran for 204 yards in
Miami's win, which marked the first regular-season meeting between the in-state rivals since 1987.
The only other team nominated this week was Kentucky, which blasted UTEP, 77-17, to start its
season 2-0 for the just the second time since 1989.
The FWAA "Team of the Week" will be announced each Monday throughout the season. The Grantland
Rice Super 16 Poll, released in the preseason, will resume on Monday, Sept. 30.
The FWAA, in conjunction with the Charlotte Touchdown Club, will also resume its Bronko Nagurski
National Defensive Player of the Week award this season beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10.