DALLAS (FWAA) – The Texas A&M Aggies
rolled to a 52-28 win at then-No. 9 South Carolina to earn the season's
first Football Writers Association of America National Team
of the Week honor. The announcement came exclusively on
SiriusXM Radio's "College Sports Today," hosted by Mark Packer and
Sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill had a record-setting debut at
the helm of the Texas A&M offense. In his first career start,
Hill broke Johnny Manziel's school record with 511 passing yards
to go with three touchdown passes.
Texas A&M (1-0) snapped South Carolina's 18-game home winning
streak, which was the nation's longest, and won its first conference
opener since 2007 and first as an SEC member. Hill torched South
Carolina early as A&M bolted to a 31-14 lead at the half. Hill
finished with the most passing yards allowed in Steve Spurrier's
10 seasons as the head coach of Gamecocks. Tra Carson ran for three
touchdowns, and Malcome Kennedy had 14 catches for 137 yards as
the Aggies racked up 680 total yards.
"That (A&M) team was so much better than us, it wasn't funny,"
Spurrier said after the game.
Other FWAA National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend
of Aug. 30 included:
• Temple (1-0): The Owls defense stole the
show, coming up with seven takeaways to pull away from Vanderbilt,
37-7, and record their first win over an SEC team since 1938.
Temple picked off three passes, matching its season total from
last year, and did not allow a touchdown.
• UTSA (1-0): The Roadrunners broke out
to a 27-0 lead and ruined the debut of Houston's TDECU Stadium
with a decisive 27-7 win. UTSA forced a school-record six turnovers
in front of the standing-room-only crowd, and held Houston to
208 total yards.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national
team of the week since the 2002 season. Members of the FWAA All-America
Committee decide the weekly honor. Each remaining Monday during
the 2014 college football regular season, the FWAA will name a National
Team of the Week.
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization
founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,400 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 email@example.com or 214-870-6516.
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