|DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 15-13
win over Iowa, the Iowa State Cyclones (1-2) are the Tostitos Fiesta
Bowl National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Sept.
Bret Culbertson tied a school record with five field goals, including
the game-winner from 28 yards with one second left to provide the
margin of victory.
"This win is for the Iowa State fans and our players," Iowa State
head coach Gene Chizik said after his first career win. "I am real
excited for all of the players on this team. This team took a lot
of criticism the last couple of games and they believed in each
The win was the seventh over in-state rival Iowa in the last
ten years for the Cyclones.
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Sept. 15 included:
• Duke (1-2): Thaddeus Lewis completed 19 of 23 passes for
246 yards and three touchdowns as the Blue Devils ended the
nation's longest losing streak at 22 with a 20-14 win at Northwestern.
• Kentucky (3-0): Andre Woodson threw a 57-yard touchdown
pass to Steve Johnson with 28 seconds left as the Wildcats shocked
Louisville, 40-34, giving them their first victory over a top
10 team in three decades.
• Utah (1-2): Tommy Grady threw three touchdowns passes and
Darrell Mack ran for 107 yards as the Utes romped past UCLA,
The FWAA has named a national team of the week since the 2002
season. This is the third season that the award has been sponsored
by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Select members of the FWAA board of directors decide the weekly
honor. Each Monday during the 2007 college football season, the
FWAA will name the Tostitos Bowl National Team of the Week through
Since 1971, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl has hosted six games
that have decided the college football national championship, including
three Bowl Championship Series title games. Last season, the Tostitos
Fiesta Bowl presented three post-season games, including the Insight
Bowl and the BCS title game. This season the game will be played
on Jan. 2, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
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