DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 34-24 win over No. 11 Wisconsin,
the Michigan State Spartans (5-0) are the Tostitos Fiesta
Bowl National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct.
without head coach Mark Dantonio, who suffered a mild heart attack
after the Spartans defeated Notre Dame in overtime two weeks ago,
the Spartans improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1999. Dantonio
planned to return for the game, but the school announced hours before
kickoff that he had been hospitalized again because of a blood clot
in his leg.
Kirk Cousins threw three touchdown passes, the last a one-yard
pass to B.J. Cunningham to cap a 15-play, 84-yard drive that sealed
the win with 2:43 left in the game.
"We are very, very proud of our young men," offensive coordinator
Don Treadwell said after the game. "Coach Dantonio addressed the
group afterwards. Coach D was able to share with our football team
of how proud he is of what took place today in terms of our young
men's effort and determination and all the things a head coach would
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 2 included:
• Alabama (5-0): In Tuscaloosa, the top-ranked Crimson
Tide held No. 7 Florida without a touchdown for the first time
in 61 games in a 31-6 romp. The win was Alabama's 17th straight
• Oregon (5-0): The Ducks rallied from an early 21-3
hole to blow past No. 9 Stanford, 52-31, in Eugene. LaMichael
James ran for 257 yards and three touchdowns to help Oregon
win its 10th straight game.
• Washington (2-2): Erik Folk nailed a 32-yard field
goal on the final play as the Huskies stunned USC, 32-31, in
Los Angeles to give them their first road win since 2007 and
their first win at USC since 1996.
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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