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.
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
"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
• 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
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 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
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