DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 35-3 win over 5th-ranked
Ohio State, the USC Trojans (2-0) are the Tostitos
Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for games of the weekend
of Sept. 13.
Sanchez threw four touchdown passes and Joe McKnight ran for 102
yards as the Trojans lived up to their No. 1 ranking in front of
93,607 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
USC won for the 39th time in its last 40 home games and
dominated the first meeting with the Buckeyes since 1990.
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Sept. 13 included:
• BYU (3-0): Max Hall threw seven touchdown passes
as the Cougars handed UCLA its worst loss in 75 years, 59-0,
• UNLV (2-1): Malo Taumua blocked a field goal in
overtime as UNLV upset Arizona State, 23-20, to complete a
four-game weekend sweep of the Pac-10 by the Mountain West.
The FWAA has named a national team of the week since the 2002
season. This is the fifth season that the award has been sponsored
by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Members of the FWAA board of directors and All-America committee
decide the weekly honor. Each Monday during the 2008 college football
season, the FWAA will name the Tostitos Bowl National Team of the
Week through Dec. 1.
Since 1971, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl has hosted six games
that have decided the college football national championship, including
three Bowl Championship Series title games. This season the Tostitos
Fiesta Bowl game will be played on Jan. 5, 2009 at University of
Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and the Insight Bowl will be
played on Dec. 31, 2008 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
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