DALLAS (FWAA) – The Texas Longhorns
(4-2) ended the three-year drought against archrival Oklahoma,
never trailing in a 36-20 win in the Red River Rivalry played in
Dallas. The win kept Texas undefeated in Big 12 play and earned
it the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week honor for
games of the weekend of Oct. 12.
The announcement came exclusively on SiriusXM Radio's "College
Sports Today," hosted by Mark Packer and Eddie George.
Johnathan Gray and Malcolm Brown combined for 243 rushing
yards as each topped 100-yard mark as part of 445 total yards.
Never before had two Texas backs each run for more than 100
yards vs. Oklahoma. On the afternoon, four different Longhorns
scored, including Chris Whaley on a 31-yard interception return
and Daje Johnson on an 85-yard punt return. The Texas defense
held Oklahoma to 263 total yards, its lowest output in the
series since 2005.
"When you can stay balanced, you win football games,"
Texas head coach Mack Brown said after the game. "I thought
(offensive coordinator) Major (Applewhite) called a very good
game today. ... When you stay ahead of the chains then you are
going to get half of your third-down conversions."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 12 included:
• Missouri (6-0): The Tigers stayed
undefeated with their biggest win of the season, 41-26, at
Georgia. Missouri led by 18 points in the first half before
Georgia got within 28-26 in the fourth quarter. Receiver Bud
Sasser threw a late 40-yard touchdown pass to L'Damian
Washington as the Tigers weathered the absence of
quarterback James Franklin, who left due to injury.
• Utah (4-2): The Utes pulled off the
biggest win in their three-year Pac-12 tenure, a 27-21 upset
over No. 5 Stanford. Utah made a goal-line stand in the
final minute to preserve its first win over a top-five
program at home in school history and end Stanford's 13-game
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-713-6198.
For more information on the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of
the Week, go to footballwriters.com or fiestabowl.org.
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