DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 47-20 win over No. 4 USC, the
Oregon Ducks (7-1) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National
Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 31, as chosen
by the board of the Football Writers Association of America.
Masoli threw for 222 yards and a touchdown and ran for 164 yards
and another score and LaMichael James ran for 183 yards and a touchdown
the Ducks racked up 391 rushing yards. Coming into the game, USC
boasted the fifth-best rushing defense in the nation, allowing just
79.9 yards per game.
The loss was USC's worst lost since a 35-7 defeat to Arizona
State on Oct. 11, 1997, and put Oregon alone in first place
in the Pacific-10 Conference.
""I haven't been a head coach that long," first-year head coach
Chip Kelly said after the game. "This is my biggest win this week."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 31 included:
• Temple (6-2): Freshman Bernard Pierce ran for 267
yards and two touchdowns as the Owls nipped Navy, 27-24, for
their sixth straight win, the school's longest winning streak
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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