DALLAS (FWAA) – The Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0),
with their 28-23 win at No. 3 Missouri, and the Texas
Longhorns (6-0), with their 45-35 win over top-ranked
Oklahoma, are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National
Teams of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 11. It's
the first time in the seven-year history of the award that teams
have shared the honor.
State's Zac Robinson threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran
for a score as the Cowboys improved to 6-0 by winning for the
second straight time in Columbia. The Oklahoma State defense
also intercepted three passes to lead the Cowboys to their 6-0
start, the school's best since 1997.
Spurred by Jordan Shipley's 96-yard kickoff return, Texas
rallied from an early 14-3 deficit. Colt McCoy completed
28-of-35 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown while Chris
Ogbonnaya added 127 yards on the ground in front of a record
crowd of 92,182 at the newly-expanded Cotton Bowl. Shipley (112
yards) and fellow wideout Quan Cosby (122) each turned in a
100-yard day for the Longhorns, who moved to the top of the
polls with the win.
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 4 included:
• Florida (5-1): Tim Tebow threw two touchdown
passes and ran for another as the Gators thumped defending
national champion LSU, 51-21, in Gainesville.
• Toledo (2-4): Tyrrell Herbert returned one of
his two interceptions 100 yards for a touchdown as Toledo
upset Michigan, 13-10, becoming the first current
Mid-American Conference school to defeat the Wolverines.
The FWAA has named a national team of the week since the 2002
season. This is the fifth season that the award has been sponsored
by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Members of the FWAA board of directors and All-America committee
decide the weekly honor. Each Monday during the 2008 college football
season, the FWAA will name the Tostitos Bowl National Team of the
Week through Dec. 1.
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. This season the Tostitos
Fiesta Bowl game will be played on Jan. 5, 2009 at University of
Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and the Insight Bowl will be
played on Dec. 31, 2008 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
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