DALLAS (FWAA) – With their 31-18 win over No. 1 Ohio State,
the Wisconsin Badgers (6-1) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 16.
Gilreath returned the game's opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown
as the 18th-ranked Badgers raced out to a 21-0 lead just 1:45 into the second
quarter. John Clay added a pair of touchdown runs and, with
104 yards on the day, became the first player to eclipse the 100-yard
rushing mark vs. Ohio State in 29 games.
After Ohio State rallied to get within 21-18, the Badgers sealed
the win with 10 fourth-quarter points. A 10-play, 73-yard drive
was capped by James White's 12-yard touchdown run before Philip
Welch's 43-yard field goal closed out the scoring. The win was Wisconsin's
first over a No. 1 team since the Badgers upset Michigan in 1981.
"You just felt the anticipation and the excitement," Wisconsin
head coach Bret Bielema said after the game. "But there was also
calmness in our preparation."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 16 included:
• Kentucky (4-3): Mart Hartline threw for a
career-high 349 yards and four touchdowns as the Wildcats
rallied with 21 second-half points to stun No. 10 South
Carolina, 31-28, in Lexington.
• Texas (4-2): Quarterback Garrett Gilbert ran for
two touchdowns and the Longhorns held Nebraska's Taylor
Martinez to 21 yards rushing in a 20-13 win over the No. 5
Huskers in Lincoln.
The Football Writers Association of America has named
a national team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the seventh
season that the award has been sponsored by the Tostitos Fiesta
Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly honor.
Each remaining Monday during the 2010 college football regular season,
the FWAA will name the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the
Founded in 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 will host the Tostitos BCS National
Championship Game on Jan. 10, 2011 at University of Phoenix
Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be played
on Jan. 1, 2011 in Glendale and the Insight Bowl will be played
on Dec. 28, 2010 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
For more information on the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team
of the Week, go to
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