DALLAS (FWAA) The Ohio Bobcats
grabbed the nation's attention on the season's first Saturday
with a second-half rally to beat Penn State on the road, 24-14,
earning Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week honors
for games of the weekend of Sept. 1. The annoucement came
exclusively on SiriusXM Radio's "College Sports Today," hosted
by Mark Packer and Eddie George.
trailed 14-3 at the half, but scored the final 21 points as
Tyler Tettleton completed 31 passes to 10 different receivers
for 324 yards and two touchdowns. Tettleton engineered an
impressive drive in the fourth quarter, marching Ohio 88 yards
in 13 plays for the clinching touchdown, a five-yard pass to
Donte Foster with 2:55 left. Ohio outgained Penn State, 499-352.
"This is truly one of the most exciting moments in Ohio
football history," Ohio University President Roderick McDavis
told the Athens Messenger. "To come into this stadium, on this
day, and win just speaks volumes about how far weve come."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Sept. 1 included:
Alabama (1-0): The
Crimson Tide rolled to a 31-0 lead in the first half and cruised
to a 41-14 win over No. 8 Michigan in the Cowboys Classic in
Arlington, Texas. AJ McCarron
passed for 199 yards and two touchdowns, freshman T.J. Yeldon
ran for 111 yards and another score, and C.J. Mosley returned an
interception for another score, all in the first half for No. 2
Alabama in its first game as the defending national champion.
Texas State (1-0): In
their first game as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision, the
Bobcats went on the road and stunned Houston, 30-13. Senior
running back Marcus Curry led Texas State with a career-high 131 yards
rushing and had three touchdowns overall. It was Texas States
first win over an FBS team since 2000.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a
national team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the
eighth season that the award has been sponsored by the Tostitos
Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly
honor. Each remaining Monday during the 2012 college football
regular season, the FWAA will name the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
National Team of the Week. The winner will be announced through
Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m. ET on the SiriusXM College Sports Nation
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. 3, 2013, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale,
Ariz., and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will be played on Dec.
29, 2012, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization
founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football
for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists,
as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works
to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America
team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve
Richardson at email@example.com or 972-713-6198.
For more information on the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team
of the Week, go to
Tues., Sept. 4: Lenn Robbins, New York Post
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