DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 37-6 win over No. 5 Michigan
State, the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2) are the Tostitos Fiesta
Bowl National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct.
Stanzi threw three touchdown passes and Iowa intercepted three passes
– one for a touchdown by Micah Hyde – as the Hawkeyes cruised after
building a 30-0 halftime lead. On the day, Iowa held Michigan State
to just 31 yards rushing and 13 first downs.
Iowa's win knocked Michigan State from the ranks of the unbeatens
and followed a one-point loss to Wisconsin a week ago.
"The guys did a good job turning the page," Iowa head coach Kirk
Ferentz said. "We came ready to play and we put a complete game
together. We made a lot of improvement from a week ago. We've had
it both ways and it's a lot more fun this way."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 30 included:
• Baylor (7-2): Robert Griffin III passed for two
touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Bears to a 30-22
win over Texas in Austin. It was Baylor's first win in Austin
since 1991, the last season it won as many as seven games.
• Syracuse (6-2): The Orange improved to 6-2 for the
first time since 2001 with a 31-7 win at Cincinnati. The win
was Syracuse's third straight road win in Big East play this
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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