DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 17-6 win at South Carolina,
the Vanderbilt Commodores (4-3) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National
Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 20.
Adams threw two touchdown passes and D.J. Moore intercepted two
passes for a Vandy defense that held South Carolina to 195 total
The win marked Vanderbilt's first win over a team ranked as high
as No. 6 since a 7-6 win over LSU in 1937.
"I'm proud of the effort of our team." Vanderbilt coach Bobby
Johnson said. "They played extremely hard and tried to execute the
game plan while they were out there. We didn't always do it, but
the majority of the time we played extremely well. I thought we
played extremely aggressive on defense."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 20 included:
• Kansas (7-0): The Jayhawks moved to 7-0 for just
the second time since 1968 with a 19-14 win at Colorado, their
first win in Boulder since 1995.
• Rutgers (5-2): Ray Rice ran for 181 yards and the
Scarlet Knights handed South Florida its first loss of the season,
• Temple (3-5): The Owls won their third straight
game for the first time since 1990 with a 24-17 triumph over
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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