DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 40-37 win over Missouri,
the Kansas Jayhawks (7-5) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Nov. 29.
Reesing threw for 375 yards and four touchdowns, including a
26-yard game-winner on fourth down with 27 seconds left to lift
the Jayhawks to the dramatic win in the schools' 117th meeting.
Kerry Meier caught 14 passes for 106 yards and a pair of
scores, the last providing the margin of victory as Kansas,
which led 26-10, had to come from behind and then withstand a
Missouri drive and field goal attempt in the waning seconds.
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Nov. 29 included:
• Cincinnati (10-2): The Bearcats clinched their
first Big East Conference championship with a 30-10 win over
Syracuse, giving them their second straight 10-win season.
• Mississippi (8-4): In winning the Egg Bowl, the
Rebels held Mississippi State to 37 total yards in a 45-0
• Oregon (9-3): The Ducks ran up 694 yards of
offense in a 65-38 win over rival Oregon State to spoil the
Beavers' hopes of a clinching a Rose Bowl berth.
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 has named the Tostitos Bowl National Team of the
Week. This is the final weekly award of the 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. 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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