DALLAS (FWAA) Kansas State rolled into Norman,
Okla., and stole a rare win on Oklahoma's home field, 24-19, to
earn the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week honors
for games of the weekend of Sept. 22. The announcement came
exclusively on SiriusXM Radio's "College Sports Today," hosted
by Mark Packer and Eddie George.
Jarell Childs returned a fumble for Kansas State's first
touchdown, and the Wildcats advantage of another turnover to
score the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Following Ty
Zimmerman's interception, quarterback Collin Klein scored from
five yards out to put K-State ahead, 17-13.
The Wildcats (4-0) scored 17 points off of Oklahoma's three
turnovers and won for the first time at Oklahoma since 1997.
We knew it would be a battle and it was exactly that," Klein
said. "We credit everyone for hanging together."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Sept. 22 included:
Central Michigan (2-1): Senior kicker
David Harman nailed a 47-yard field goal with three seconds
left, earning the Chippewas a dramatic road win at Iowa. CMU
trailed 31-23 before scoring nine points in the final 45
seconds for the win, converting an onside kick to set up the
final score after missing a two-point conversion to tie
moments earlier. Harman connected on all four field goal
tries in the game.
Florida State (4-0): The Seminoles took
early control of the ACC race with a come-from-behind 49-37
win over Clemson. EJ Manuel tallied career highs in passing
yards (380) and rushing yards (102), scoring two touchdowns
along the way. FSU trailed, 28-14, with 11:48 left in the
third quarter, but rolled up 35 points in the final 26
Oregon State (2-0): The Beavers shut down
UCLA in the Rose Bowl, and Sean Mannion threw for a
career-high 379 yards and two touchdowns to key the win. It
was a second win over a nationally-ranked team for OSU in as
many games. The Beavers held UCLA's Johnathan Franklin, the
nation's leading rusher entering the game with a 180-yard
average, to 45 yards on 12 carries.
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 Fiesta Bowl.
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 channel.
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
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