DALLAS (FWAA) With their 36-28 win over Kansas, the
Missouri Tigers (11-1) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National
Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Nov. 24.
Daniel completed 40-of-49 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns
as the Tigers won the Big 12's North Division.
With the win, the Tigers handed Kansas its first loss of the
season and then earned the school's first No. 1 ranking since 1960.
"The best thing about tonight is the win," said Daniel. "The
bottom line is, we got the win. I dont care what happens; I hope
we are No. 1, but all of that stuff doesnt matter."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Nov. 24 included:
Hawaii (11-0): Colt Brennan threw for 495 yards
and five touchdown as the Warriors won their first outright
WAC title with a 39-27 win over Boise State.
West Virginia (10-1): Pat White rushed for 186 yards
and two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass in the Mountaineers'
66-21 rout of Connecticut.
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 has named the Tostitos Bowl National Team of the Week. This
is the final selection for the 2007 season.
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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