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 Nov. 29, 2010
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Contact: Ted Gangi
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Wolf Pack stuns Boise State in overtime
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NEVADA IS TOSTITOS FIESTA
BOWL NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (FWAA) With their 34-31 win over No. 4 Boise State, the Nevada Wolf Pack (11-1) is the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Nov. 27.

Anthony Martinez nailed a 34-yard field goal in overtime to complete a comeback from a 24-7 second-half deficit against the Broncos, who saw their 24-game winning streak end.

Colin Kaepernick threw for 259 yards and a touchdown and ran for 45 yards and a score. His 18-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter ignited the rally and a seven-yard scoring pass to Rishard Matthews tied the game with 13 seconds left in regulation. Vai Taua added 132 yards on the ground and a touchdown for the Wolf Pack.

"It is the greatest victory this university has ever had, I can tell you that," Nevada head coach Chris Ault said after the game.

Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend of Nov. 27 included:

Auburn (11-1): Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Tigers completed a stunning comeback rallying from a 24-0 hole to beat No. 11 Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

SMU (7-5): The Mustangs won their first-ever Conference USA Western Division crown with a 45-38 overtime win at East Carolina. Kyle Padron threw three touchdown passes and Zach Line ran for 123 yards and the winning score in overtime.

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 has named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week. This is the final selection for the 2010 season.

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