DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 36-27 win over No. 3
the Missouri Tigers (7-0) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct.
21-20 early in the fourth quarter, Blaine Gabbert hit Jarrell
Jackson for a 38-yard touchdown pass that sparked 16 straight
points and rallied the Tigers. Gabbert finished the night
completing 30-of-42 passes for 308 yards, while Jackson caught
nine passes for 139 yards. The Mizzou defense forced three
The win snapped a 7-game losing streak vs. Oklahoma and was
just Missouri's second over the Sooners in their last 21
meetings. Missouri is 7-0 for the first time since 1960 when it
finished 11-0 after beating Navy in the Orange Bowl.
"It's huge, it's gigantic," said Missouri head coach Gary
Pinkel, who had been 0-6 against the Sooners. "It's a long time
coming. I'm just real proud of our team."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 23 included:
• Iowa State (4-4): The Cyclones stunned No. 22
Texas, 28-21, in Austin to record their first road win over
a ranked opponent since 1990. Iowa State forced four
turnovers and Alexander Robinson ran for 120 yards and two
touchdowns in the win.
• Western Kentucky (1-6): Sparked by two defensive
touchdowns, the Hilltoppers ended a 26-game losing streak
with a 54-21 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
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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