DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 48-29 win over Cincinnati, the Army
Black Knights are the FedEx Orange Bowl National Team of the Week,
as selected by the pollsters of the FWAA's Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll
for games of the weekend of Oct. 9.
Tielor Robinson scored five touchdowns and Carlton Jones ran for 180
yards as Army (1-4) snapped the nation's longest losing streak at 19 games.
Army had last won on Nov. 16, 2002, against Tulane, and the academy's last
win at West Point was on Oct. 27, 2001, also against the Green Wave.
Robinson scored his final touchdown of the day on a 93-yard pass from
Zac Dahman with 11:32 left to secure the win. For the afternoon, Robinson
ran for 82 yards and had 111 yards receiving.
Army is the second service academy to win the FWAA's weekly award this
season. Navy was the national team of the week just two weeks ago after
a 29-26 win over Vanderbilt gave them a 4-0 record.
"It's a great win for us, a monkey off our back," said first-year Army
coach Bobby Ross.
Other FedEx Orange Bowl National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend
of Oct. 9 included:
• Kansas (3-3): The Jayhawks ended an 11-year losing streak
to arch-rival Kansas State with a 31-28 win in Lawrence.
• Oklahoma (5-0): The Sooners beat arch-rival Texas for the
fifth straight time and, in the process, handed the Longhorns their first
shutout loss since 1980.
• Tennessee (4-1): The Vols snapped Georgia's 17-game home winning
streak with a 19-14 win between the hedges.
• Texas Tech (4-2): The Red Raiders scored 49 second-half points
to hand Nebraska its worst loss in its 114-year football history, 70-10.
• Wisconsin (6-0): The Badgers topped Ohio State, 24-13, for
their third straight win in Columbus to move to 6-0 for the first time
The FWAA has named a national team of the week since the 2002 season.
This is the first season that the award has been sponsored by the FedEx
The 16 pollsters of the Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll decide the weekly
honor. Each Monday during the 2004 college football season, the FWAA will
name the FedEx Orange Bowl National Team of the Week through Nov. 29. This
season, FedEx Orange Bowl will match the two top-ranked teams in the final
BCS standings. It will be played at Miami's Pro Player Stadium on Jan. 4,
The Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll has resumed this season and will be
released each Monday. The top-ranked team in the final poll will be awarded
the Grantland Rice Trophy as the FWAA's national champion. The FWAA has
awarded the trophy each season since 1954. USC, the defending FWAA national
champion, and Oklahoma are tied atop the regular season's first poll, released
For more information on the FedEx Orange Bowl National Team of the Week,
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