DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 19-11 win at Texas A&M, the
Kansas Jayhawks (8-0) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National
Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 27.
McAnderson rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries
as Kansas forged a 19-0 lead after a scoreless first half.
The eight straight wins gives Kansas its best record after eight
games since the 1909 team was 8-0. The winning streak is also KU's
longest since a 9-game streak in the 1951-52 seasons.
"It's been extremely exciting," Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing
said. "We're thrilled to be where we're at right now."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 27 included:
• Connecticut (7-1): Andre Dixon ran for a career-high
176 yards and the Huskies defeated a ranked team for the first
time in school history with a 22-15 decision over South Florida.
• Mississippi State (5-4): Anthony Dixon scored two
touchdowns as the Bulldogs upset Kentucky, 31-14, in Lexington.
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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