DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 13-3 win at No. 4 LSU,
the Florida Gators (5-0) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National
Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 10, as
chosen by the board of the Football Writers Association of
Florida defense held LSU to 162 total yards as the Gators
extended their winning streak to 15 games. The win also ended
LSU's 32-game home Saturday night winning streak in front of a
record crowd of 93,129.
Quarterback Tim Tebow, returning from a concussion suffered on
Sept. 26, threw for 134 yards and a touchdown and provided
another 41 yards on the ground as the Gators retained their No.
1 national ranking.
"I am very proud of our team and our offense," Tebow said
after the game. "We played hard, and we played for four
quarters. We just had so much confidence at the end that we knew
we were going to get a shot and put this thing
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 10 included:
• Nebraska (4-1): The Huskers rallied from a 12-0
deficit with 27 fourth-quarter points to win at Missouri,
27-12, in a driving rainstorm.
The FWAA has named a national team of the week since the 2002
season. This is the sixth 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 2009 college football
season, the FWAA will name the Tostitos Bowl National Team of the
Week through Dec. 7.
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. 4, 2010 at University of
Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and the Insight Bowl will be
played on Dec. 31, 2009 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
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