DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 38-35 win over Fresno State, the
Nevada Wolf Pack is the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the
Week, as selected by the pollsters of the FWAA's Grantland Rice
Super 16 Poll for games of the weekend of Nov. 26.
Hubbard ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns and Jeff Rowe hit
Nichiren Flowers with a 12-yard scoring pass with 1:29 remaining to help
Nevada (8-3) clinch at least a share of the Western Athletic Conference
"That's one of the greatest efforts by a team I've ever been associated
with," said Nevada coach Chris Ault after the game. "Our kids played as
hard as they possibly could, gave it everything they had and my hat's
off to them."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Nov. 26 included:
• Kansas (6-5): Scott Webb kicked a 34-yard field goal in
overtime to cap an 11-point comeback as the Jayhawks knocked Iowa
State out of the Big 12 title game, 24-21.
• Nebraska (7-4): Zac Taylor threw for 392 yards and two
touchdowns as the Huskers dominated Colorado, 30-3, in Boulder.
The FWAA has named a national team of the week since the 2002 season.
This is the first season that the award has been sponsored by the Tostitos
The 16 pollsters of the Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll decide the
weekly honor. Each Monday during the 2005 college football season, the
FWAA has named the Tostitos Bowl National Team of the Week. This is the
final award for the season.
The Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll will be released each Monday
afternoon from Oct. 10 through Dec. 5 and then following the BCS championship
game in the Rose Bowl. The top-ranked team in the final poll will be awarded
the Grantland Rice Trophy as the FWAA's national champion. The FWAA has
awarded the trophy each season since 1954. USC is the two-time defending
FWAA national champion and was ranked No. 1 in the initial 2005 poll.
Since 1971, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Tempe, Ariz., have hosted
five games that have decided the college football national championship,
including two Bowl Championship Series title games. The 2006 game will be
played on Jan. 2 and will be the final game played at Sun Devil Stadium.
The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, along with the BCS Championship Game, will move
to the new Multi-Purpose Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., beginning in 2007.
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