DALLAS (FWAA) – The LSU Tigers
went into Austin and stole their first non-conference road win over
an AP Top-10 team in program history, airing it out with 573 total
yards in a 45-38 shootout over No. 9 Texas. The primetime win earned
the Tigers (2-0) the Reveal Suits National Team of the Week
honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 7.
This is the fourth time for LSU to win the Team of the Week honors
and its first since 2014 when the Tigers knocked off then-No. 3
The announcement came on "Playbook” on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM.
Each Monday during the season the Reveal Suits National Team of
the Week will be unveiled during the program, which airs weekdays
from 1-4 p.m. ET. The FWAA's All-America Committee selects the weekly
winner and all Division I FBS and FCS schools are eligible to be
It was a record-setting night for LSU quarterback Joe Burrow,
who finished 31-of-39 passing and the second-highest passing total
in school history with 471 yards to go with four touchdowns. The
Tigers also had three receivers – Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase
and Terrace Marshall Jr. – post more than 100 yards in a single
game for the first time in program history. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire
led LSU in rushing with 87 yards on 15 carries.
LSU trailed only once at 7-3 in the first quarter, and had two
goal-line stands in the first quarter that set the tone, stopping
Texas on downs twice inside its 2-yard line. The Tigers also had
"Five out of five in the red zone ... Proud of our football
team," LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. "Man, what an epic
battle. Proud of Cade York going out there and making those field
goals. Proud of the defense making that goal line stand. We don't
stop them on the goal line we're dead. That's the difference in
The other National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend
of Sept. 7 were:
• California (2-0): Following a lightning
and weather delay that lasted into the morning hours, Cal kicker
Greg Thomas booted a 17-yard field goal with eight seconds left
to post a 20-19 road win over No. 14 Washington. The Bears won
the showdown of two of the country’s top defenses and stole
their second consecutive win over the Huskies following a delay
of more than two-and-a-half hours.
• Maryland (2-0): The Terrapins jumped all
over No. 21 Syracuse early, racking up 397 yards and 42 first-half
points in a 63-20 dismantling of the Orange. Josh Jackson threw
for 296 yards and three touchdowns and Anthony McFarland Jr.
had three combined touchdowns. Maryland’s 63 points set a school
record against a ranked opponent, and the Terps have scored
142 points in their first two games. They are 2-0 for a fourth
• USC (2-0): Kedon Slovis broke the USC
record for most yards by a true freshman quarterback in his
debut with 377 passing yards and three touchdowns as the Trojans
slammed No. 23 Stanford, 45-20. Slovis was 28-of-33 as USC rallied
from an early 14-point deficit. Amon-Ra St. Brown had eight
catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns and Vavae Malepeai rushed
for two touchdowns in a 492-yard performance by coordinator
Graham Harrell's Air Raid offense.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national
team of the week since the 2002 season. In addition to the members
of the FWAA All-America Committee, one fan vote from Twitter decides
the weekly honor.
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