FWAA Missouri News

Twelve coaches named 2023 Eddie Robinson Award finalists

The Football Writers Association of America, in conjunction with the Allstate Sugar Bowl, announced 12 finalists for the 2023 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award on Tuesday. The award winner this season will be chosen from among a list that includes one repeat finalist and two other finalists from previous seasons, including one who is now a nine-time finalist. Eight of the finalists won conference championships this year, including three who will compete in the upcoming College Football Playoff; seven of the honorees are first-time finalists.

Game-winning SEC-record field goal earns Missouri Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Play of the Week

Missouri is the winner of the Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Play of the Week for Week 2. The winning play is Harrison Mevis' SEC-record 61-yard field goal on the final play that gave Missouri a 30-27 upset win over Kansas State.

South Alabama is Cheez-It National Team of the Week

The South Alabama Jaguars scored on their opening possession and never trailed in a 33-7 win at Oklahoma State, gaining 6.3 yards per play while rolling up 395 total yards en route to their first win over a Big 12 opponent. For romping to the program’s second win over a Power Five opponent, South Alabama earned the Cheez-It National Team of the Week honor, as selected by the All-America Committee of the Football Writers Association of America.

Fresh Four: Week 8

Each week during the 2022 season, we will highlight the notable performances of first-year players and head coaches leading up to the selection of our annual Freshman All-America Team and the Steve Spurrier First-Year Coach of the Year Award presented by Chris Doering Mortgage. Here are the top performances from Week 8, the weekend of Oct. 22: