DALLAS (FWAA) – Seth Doege threw for a career-high 499
yards and six touchdowns leading the Texas Tech Red
Raiders to a stunning 49-14 win over No. 5 West
Virginia to earn the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the
Week award for games of the weekend of Oct. 13. The announcement came exclusively on SiriusXM Radio's "College
Sports Today," hosted by Mark Packer and Eddie George.
The Red Raiders (5-1) had 18 plays of 15 yards or more –
including a 61-yard pass to Jace Amaro and a 53-yard touchdown
run by SaDale Foster – and scored touchdowns on five of their
seven first-half possessions to take a 35-7 lead.
On the afternoon, the Texas Tech defense held West Virginia to
38 points below its season scoring average.
"This is a truly a team, a city, a university win today
because not a lot of people gave us a chance," Texas Tech coach
Tommy Tuberville said. "That was just a total team win."
Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees
for the weekend of Oct. 13 included:
• Oklahoma (4-1): The Sooners blasted Texas
for a second consecutive season, storming out to a 36-2
halftime lead en route to a 63-21 win. Quarterback Blake
Bell ran for four short touchdowns and Landry Jones threw
for 321 yards and two touchdowns for Oklahoma, which has now
outscored Texas 118-38 the past two years.
• Tulane (1-5): The Green Wave snapped its
15-game losing streak with a 27-26 win at home over SMU.
Ryan Griffin hit Rob Kelley with a touchdown pass with 35
seconds left to give new head coach Curtis Johnson his first
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national
team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the eighth season
that the award has been sponsored by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly honor.
Each remaining Monday during the 2012 college football regular season,
the FWAA will name the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the
Week. The winner will be announced through Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m.
ET on the SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel.
Founded in 1971, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl has
hosted seven games that have decided the college football national
championship, including four Bowl Championship Series title games.
This season, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be played on Jan. 3,
2013, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and the
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will be played on Dec. 29, 2012, at Sun
Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization
founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football
for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists,
as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works
to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America
team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve
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