DALLAS (FWAA) Quarterback Lamar Jackson
put on another show last Saturday, accounting for 362 total
yards and five touchdowns as the Louisville Cardinals
rolled over Florida State, 63-20. By also holding one of the
nations top offenses to 284 total yards, Louisville earned the
Football Writers Association of America National Team of
the Week honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 17.
The announcement was made on "Playbook," hosted by Chris Carlin
and Gino Torretta on SiriusXM Radio's "College Sports Nation." Each
Monday during the season, the FWAA National Team of the Week will
be unveiled during the program, which airs from 1-4 p.m. ET.
"We know all about them coming back and not just against us,
but against other teams and what they were able to do," Head
Coach Bobby Petrino said. "We just talked about finishing,
playing one play at a time, working on the process and letting
the scoreboard take care of itself."
Louisville is now 20-0 as a ranked team at home under
Petrino, winning by an average of 52-18 in those games. It also
set a school record by scoring at least 60 points in its first
three games, while handing FSU its third-worst loss in school
This is the second time for Louisville to earn National Team
of the Week honors. The other came in 2006.
Other National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend of Sept.
Nebraska (3-0): The Cornhuskers
toppled No. 21 Oregon, rallying from a 13-point
second-quarter deficit behind the ground-game tandem of
quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., and running back Devine
Ozigbo, who each posted 95 yards and a touchdown. Armstrong
also threw for 200 yards, breaking Taylor Martinezs school
record for career passing yards at 7,376.
North Dakota State (3-0): The Bison
stole a sixth straight victory over an FBS team when Cam
Pedersen kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give
NDSU a 23-21 win over at Iowa. NDSU got a second chance at
the win after failing on a two-point conversion trailing
21-20 with 3:41 left. The Bison outgained Iowa 363-231 and
yielded only 59 total yards in the second half.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national
team of the week since the 2002 season. Members of the 12-person
FWAA All-America Committee – plus one fan vote from Twitter –
decide the weekly honor.
Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of 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 game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.
For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson
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