DALLAS (FWAA) – A big-play offense and a defense that
came up with three takeaways and six sacks enabled the Oklahoma
Sooners (2-0) to earn Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team
of the Week honors for games of the weekend of Sept. 17. The
top-ranked Sooners scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to overcome
No. 5 Florida State, 23-13, in Tallahassee.
game's key play came from its standout quarterback-receiver tandem
of Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles.
Facing third-and-12 in a tie game midway through the fourth quarter,
Jones hit Broyles down the middle for 22 yards, and Jones found
Kenny Stills for a 37-yard touchdown on the next play for what became
the winning touchdown. Stills finished the day with seven catches
for 125 yards.
"I'm proud of the character we showed in the fourth quarter,"
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "When the stadium is against you
and the momentum is going the other way, we seized it back."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Sept. 17 included:
• Clemson (3-0): Tajh Boyd threw for 386 yards and
four touchdowns as Clemson ended the Auburn's win streak at
17, formerly the nation's longest. Clemson rolled up 624 total
yards and outscored Auburn 31-3 in the final 37 minutes.
• FIU (3-0): The Golden Panthers pulled off a second
consecutive head-turner with a 17-10 home win over UCF. FIU's
defense had six sacks and two fumble recoveries, one of which
was returned for a touchdown.
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 2011 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 seven games
that have decided the college football national championship, including
four Bowl Championship Series title games. This season, the Tostitos
Fiesta Bowl will be played on Jan. 2, 2012, at University of Phoenix
Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and the Insight Bowl will be played
on Dec. 30, 2011, 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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