DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 70-30 win over Tulsa, the
Houston Cougars (6-4) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National
Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Nov. 15.
Keenum threw six touchdown passes – five in the first half – and
ran for another score as the Cougars raced to a 42-17 halftime lead.
Houston's Loyce Means intercepted three passes, including one
he returned 69 yards for a touchdown.
The win moves Houston into a three-way tie for first place in
Conference USA's West division with Rice and Tulsa.
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Nov. 15 included:
• Florida (9-1): Percy Harvin ran for a career-high
167 yards to pace the Gators in their 56-6 rout of South Carolina.
• Northwestern (8-3): C.J. Bacher threw a pair of
second-half touchdown passes as the Wildcats beat Michigan for
just the fifth time since 1905, 21-14.
• Vanderbilt (6-4): D.J. Moore caught two touchdown
passes and had a pair of interceptions as Vanderbilt became
bowl eligible for the first time since 1982 with a 31-24 win
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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