South Carolina is Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week
Pictured: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier (AP Photo)
DALLAS (FWAA) — With their 16-15 win at Tennessee, the South Carolina Gamecocks are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week, as selected by the pollsters of the FWAA’s Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll for games of the weekend of Oct. 29.
Josh Brown hit a 49-yard field goal with 2:45 to end South Carolina’s 12-game losing streak vs. the Vols. Quarterback Blake Mitchell was 22-for-36 for 242 yards and Sidney Rice had eight receptions for 112 yards for South Carolina.
“We thought we had a chance to make history if the ball bounced our way, and it did,” head coach Steve Spurrier said after the game.
The other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Bowl National Team of the Week nominee for the weekend of Oct. 29:
Rutgers (6-2): The Scarlet Knights clinched their first winning season since 1992 with a 31-21 win over Navy. Their 6-2 start equals the school’s best since 1979.
Texas (8-0): Quarterback Vince Young rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two scores and threw two touchdown passes as the Longhorns rallied from a 28-9 deficit to beat Oklahoma State, 47-28.
UCLA (8-0): The Bruins scored 21 points in the final 7:04 and Drew Olson connected with Brandon Breazell on a 23-yard touchdown pass in overtime as the Bruins avoided Stanford’s upset bid, 30-27.