DALLAS (FWAA) The Kansas State Wildcats
rallied from two 10-point deficits in the first quarter and upset
Oklahoma, 48-41, to stay in the race for a spot in the Big 12 Conference
championship. For beating the Sooners at home for the first time
since 1996, Kansas State (5-2) earned the Reveal Suits National
Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Oct.
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
This is the fifth time for Kansas State to win the FWAA's National
Team of the Week honor and the first time since 2017.
Kansas State trailed 10-0 and 17-7 in the first quarter before
scoring on eight consecutive possessions. The first three were each
scoring drives of 10 or more plays that consumed 15:45 off the clock
and kept Oklahomas high-powered offense off the field. The Wildcats
scored 14 points off Oklahoma's two turnovers.
The Wildcats rushed for 213 yards led by James Gilbert's 105-yard
total. Quarterback Skylar Thompson ran for a career-high four touchdowns
to go with an 18-for-28 throwing day for another 213 yards as Thompson
connected with nine different receivers.
"I don't know if it has really fully hit me yet, to be honest.
I've just been at a loss for words," said Thompson, a junior. "I
was sitting at my locker kind of just thinking about what we just
did and how we did it. It's a special moment for me in my life,
but I know for Kansas State and the history, it'll go down as a
game people will remember forever. Just the thought of me being
a part of it, a small part of it, is something I'm truly grateful
The other National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend
of Oct. 26 were:
Michigan (6-2): The Wolverines rushed
for 303 yards and posted the third-largest margin of victory
in this series with a 45-14 pasting of Notre Dame. Michigan
reeled off 28 unanswered points in the second half and Hassan
Haskins had a career day, rushing 20 times for 149 yards.
TCU (4-3): The Horned Frogs beat Texas
for the fifth time in their last six games as Max Duggan threw
for a career-high 273 yards with a pair of touchdowns in a 37-27
win. TCU had four interceptions in the game, its most in a regular-season
game since a matching four at Texas in 2014. Ar'Darius Washington's
interception led to a Duggan touchdown throw that gave TCU its
first lead at 27-20 in the third quarter.
USC (5-3): The Trojans earned their first
road win of the season when Kedon Slovis threw a 37-yard touchdown
pass to Michael Pittman Jr. with 2:12 left. Rallying from a
31-21 deficit in the fourth quarter kept USCs unbeaten streak
against Colorado alive, extending its record to 14-0 all-time
against the Buffaloes. Pittman finished with 156 yards on seven
catches and Slovis completed 30 of 44 passes for 406 yards.
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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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