DALLAS (FWAA) – Quarterback Taysom Hill ran for a career-high
259 yards and three touchdowns and the BYU Cougars earned
their first win over a ranked team in four seasons, toppling No.
15 Texas, 40-21, to earn Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the
Week honors for games of the weekend of Sept. 7.
The announcement came exclusively on SiriusXM Radio's "College
Sports Today," hosted by Mark Packer and Eddie George.
After a nearly two-hour weather delay, the Cougars (1-1) ran for a
school-record 550 yards and Hill's rushing total was the highest
by a quarterback since Texas' Vince Young ran for 265 against Oklahoma
State in 2005. Among BYU's 99 offensive plays were 72 rushes, as
Jamaal Williams also topped the 100- yard mark with 182 yards on
30 carries, and Paul Lasike finished with 87 yards on 15 carries.
BYU came back from a 14-10 deficit in the second quarter with 24
"We played hard, physical and tough," BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall
said after the game. "Our offensive plan was exceptional and I thought
that our week or practice leading up to this game was one of the
best I've seen since I've been the coach here."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Sept. 7 included:
• Georgia (1-1): The Bulldogs won their SEC opener, 41-30, over
South Carolina . Aaron Murray threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns
in an efficient 17-of-23 performance, and Todd Gurley ran for 136
yards and a touchdown.
• Miami (2-0): The Hurricanes earned a four-game win streak for
the first time since 2008, beating in-state rival Florida, 21-16.
Miami forced five turnovers and Stephen Morris tossed a pair of
first-quarter touchdown passes.
• Washington State (1-1): Andrew Furney kicked a 41-yard field
goal with 3:03 left to lift the Cougars to a 10-7 win over USC and
their first win in the Los Angeles Coliseum in 13 years. Damante
Horton was the catalyst for Washington State, returning an interception
70 yards for a touchdown in the final seconds of the first half,
and stealing another with 2:18 to play to seal the win. Washington
State held USC to 193 total yards, the Trojans' worst offensive
output since 1989.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national
team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the ninth 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 2013 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. 1, 2014, at University of Phoenix
Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will
be played on Dec. 28, 2013, 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.
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