DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 39-33 win over top-ranked
Texas, the Texas Tech Red Raiders (9-0) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National
Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Nov. 1.
Crabtree hauled in 28-yard touchdown pass with one second left
to lift the Red Raiders to their first-ever win vs. a No.
1-ranked team. Graham Harrell threw for 474 yards and two
touchdowns, but Texas Tech had to rally after opening a 19-0
The win extends Texas Tech's winning streak to 11 games and
snaps a 5-game losing streak vs. Texas. It also gives the Red
Raiders a 5-0 mark in conference play for the first time since
1953, when they were a member of the Border Conference.
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Nov. 1 included:
• Florida (7-1): Tim Tebow ran for three
touchdowns and threw for two others in the Gators' 49-10
drubbing of Georgia in Jacksonville.
• Northwestern (7-2): Brendan Smith returned an
interception 48 yards for a touchdown with 12 seconds left
as the Wildcats stunned Minnesota, 24-17, in Minneapolis.
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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