DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 34-27 win over No. 9 Iowa,
the Arizona Wildcats (3-0) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Sept.
Wildcats jumped out to a 27-7 halftime lead with help from a blocked
punt, an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown by Trevin Wade
and a 100-yard kickoff return for a score by Travis Cobb.
After Iowa rallied in the second half to tie the score at 27,
Nick Foles capped a 72-yard scoring drive with a 4-yard touchdown
pass to William Wright with just under four minutes to play. On
the night, Foles was 28-for-39 with a pair of touchdown passes.
"This win was great in a lot of different ways," Arizona head
coach Mike Stoops said after the game. "We got to see the character
of the players develop before our eyes. I'm really proud that everyone
managed to compete, and when they were challenged, they challenged
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Sept. 18 included:
• Nebraska (3-0): The Huskers hammered Washington,
56-21, in Seattle with 533 yards of total offense, including
383 on the ground. Three Nebraska players ran for over 100 yards,
led by quarterback Taylor Martinez (137 yards and three touchdowns
on 19 carries).
• Temple (3-0): In Philadelphia, the Owls upset Connecticut,
30-16, to open the season 3-0 for the first time since 1979.
Bernard Pierce ran for 169 yards and scored three touchdowns
as the Owls set a school record with their eighth straight home
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
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
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
of the Week, go to
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