DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 33-30 win over Virginia Tech
in Landover, Md., the Boise State Broncos (1-0) are the
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for games
of the weekend of Sept. 4.
quarterback Kellen Moore hit Austin Pettis with a 13-yard touchdown
pass with 1:09 remaining to provide the winning points. Pettis'
earlier touchdown catch after his blocked punt helped the Broncos
run out to a 17-0 first-quarter lead.
In front of a crowd of 86,587 at FedExField, the Broncos extended
their winning streak to 15 games, which includes a win over TCU
in last season's Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
"We know how much was at stake for us, so it was kind of like
a bowl game, but we've still got 11, 12 games to go," Pettis said
after the game.
"There's a lot we need to work on, too, because there was a lot
of mistakes we made. We can't afford any slip-ups, especially after
setting ourselves up like this."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Sept. 4 included:
• East Carolina (1-0): In head coach Ruffin McNeill's
debut, the Pirates won a 51-49 thriller over Tulsa in
Greenville, N.C. when Dominique
Davis connected with Justin Jones for a 33-yard touchdown pass
on the game's final play.
• Jacksonville State (1-0): In Oxford, Miss., the Gamecocks stunned
Ole Miss, 49-48, in overtime after rallying from a 31-10 deficit
with 21 fourth-quarter points. Cody Blanchard hit Calvin Middleton
with the winning two-point conversion pass on the second possession
of overtime to complete the upset.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national
team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the seventh season
that the award has been sponsored by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly honor.
Each remaining Monday during the 2010 college football regular season,
the FWAA will name the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.
Founded in 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 will host the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game
on Jan. 10, 2011 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale,
Ariz. The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be played on Jan. 1, 2011 in
Glendale and the Insight Bowl will be played on Dec. 28, 2010 at
Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
For more information on the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team
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