DALLAS (FWAA) The Boston College Eagles dominated No. 9 USC with a ground attack, pounding out 452 rushing yards in a 37-31 win before a packed Alumni Stadium. The Eagles' comeback from an early 17-6 deficit earned them the Football Writers Association of America National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 13.

The announcement came exclusively on SiriusXM Radio's "College Sports Today," hosted by Mark Packer and Houston Nutt.

Quarterback Tyler Murphy ran for a career-high 191 yards on only 13 carries, the last of which went 66 yards into the end zone to put the Eagles ahead, 37-24, with 3:30 left. BC rolled up 506 total yards, the second time its gone over the 500-yard mark this season. The Eagles (2-1) also held the Trojans to just 20 rushing yards only a week after giving up 303 to Pittsburgh.

"We sacked them. We harassed them. We played relentlessly on defense, Boston College head coach Steve Addazio said after the game. "That·s a good football team. This is the first win over a top-10 opponent in 10 years. We played hard. Anybody who was at the game would say that this team just wouldn·t back down. We just kept coming and kept playing. I·m most proud of that."

The win snapped a 12-game losing streak against ranked teams dating back to 2008. The last time BC beat a top-10 team was at No. 4 Notre Dame, 14-7, in 2002.

Other FWAA National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend of Sept. 13 included:

East Carolina (2-1): Shane Carden·s   one-yard run with 16 seconds left in regulation sealed the   Pirates· 28-21 road win over No. 17 Virginia Tech. ECU led   21-0 in the first quarter, but saw Virginia Tech rally to   tie the game with 1:20 to play. Carden then led a   three-play, 65-yard drive for the winning score and the   Pirates· first win at Virginia Tech since 1991.

Iowa State (1-2): The Cyclones earned   their first win of the season, 20-17, at rival Iowa when   Cole Netten nailed a 42-yard field goal with two seconds   left. Netten, who hit a career-long 47-yarder earlier in the   game, missed his first shot at the game-winner but got   another chance when Iowa called timeout just before the   snap. It was Iowa State's second straight win at Iowa.

Virginia (2-1): The Cavaliers ended an   11-gaame Atlantic Coast Conference losing streak with a   dramatic 23-21 upset over No. 21 Louisville. After giving up   a 20-7 lead as the fourth quarter began, Virginia took   advantage of Louisville's fumbled punt and kicked a   game-winning 42-yard field goal with 3:42 left. It was   Virginia's first win over a ranked team since a 14-13 win at   Florida State in 2011.

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.

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