Sept. 4: Boise State Broncos Sept. 11: Oklahoma Sooners Sept. 18: Arizona Wildcats Sept. 25: UCLA Bruins Oct. 2: Michigan State Spartans Oct. 9: South Carolina Gamecocks Oct. 16: Wisconsin Badgers Oct. 23: Missouri Tigers Oct. 30: Iowa Hawkeyes Nov. 6: TCU Horned Frogs Nov. 13: Northwestern Wildcats Nov. 20: Texas A&M Aggies Nov. 27: Nevada Wolf Pack
Football Writers Association of America Oct. 18, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Gangi
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Early onslaught leads to upset of No. 1 Ohio State
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WISCONSIN IS TOSTITOS FIESTA
BOWL NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (FWAA) With their 31-18 win over No. 1 Ohio State, the Wisconsin Badgers (6-1) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 16.

David Gilreath returned the game's opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown as the 18th-ranked Badgers raced out to a 21-0 lead just 1:45 into the second quarter. John Clay added a pair of touchdown runs and, with 104 yards on the day, became the first player to eclipse the 100-yard rushing mark vs. Ohio State in 29 games.

After Ohio State rallied to get within 21-18, the Badgers sealed the win with 10 fourth-quarter points. A 10-play, 73-yard drive was capped by James White's 12-yard touchdown run before Philip Welch's 43-yard field goal closed out the scoring. The win was Wisconsin's first over a No. 1 team since the Badgers upset Michigan in 1981.

"You just felt the anticipation and the excitement," Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said after the game. "But there was also calmness in our preparation."

Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend of Oct. 16 included:

Kentucky (4-3): Mart Hartline threw for a career-high 349 yards and four touchdowns as the Wildcats rallied with 21 second-half points to stun No. 10 South Carolina, 31-28, in Lexington.

Texas (4-2): Quarterback Garrett Gilbert ran for two touchdowns and the Longhorns held Nebraska's Taylor Martinez to 21 yards rushing in a 20-13 win over the No. 5 Huskers in Lincoln.

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 of the Week, go to footballwriters.com or fiestabowl.org.

2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Teams of the Week
Weekend of Sept. 4: Boise State Broncos
Weekend of Sept. 11: Oklahoma Sooners
Weekend of Sept. 18: Arizona Wildcats
Weekend of Sept. 25: UCLA Bruins
Weekend of Oct. 2: Michigan State Spartans
Weekend of Oct. 9: South Carolina Gamecocks
Weekend of Oct. 16: Wisconsin Badgers
Weekend of Oct. 23: Missouri Tigers
Weekend of Oct. 30: Iowa Hawkeyes
Weekend of Nov. 6: TCU Horned Frogs
Weekend of Nov. 13: Northwestern Wildcats
Weekend of Nov. 20: Texas A&M Aggies
Weekend of Nov. 27: Nevada Wolf Pack

2010 FWAA ALL-AMERICA COMMITTEE
Desmond Conner Hartford Courant Big East
Robert Gagliardi Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Mountain West
Cory Giger Altoona Mirror Big Ten
Kate Hairopoulos The Dallas Morning News Conference USA
Jorge Milian Palm Beach Post ACC
Ted Miller espn.com Pacific-10
Brian Murphy Idaho Statesman WAC
Joshua Parrott Lafayette Daily Advertiser Sun Belt
Randy Rosetta Baton Rouge Advocate SEC
John Sahly DeKalb Daily Chronicle MAC
Phil Steele Phil Steele Publications Independents
Jake Trotter The Oklahoman Big 12