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Texas is the Fiesta Bowl’s national Team of the Week

Daje Johnson AP

Texas ended a three-year drought against archrival Oklahoma, never trailing in a 36-20 win in the Red River Rivalry played in Dallas this past Saturday. The win kept Texas undefeated in Big 12 play and earned it the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Oct. 12.

The announcement came exclusively on SiriusXM Radio’s “College Sports Today,” hosted by Mark Packer and Eddie George.

Johnathan Gray and Malcolm Brown combined for 243 rushing yards as each topped 100-yard mark as part of 445 total yards. Never before had two Texas backs each run for more than 100 yards vs. Oklahoma. On the afternoon, four different Longhorns scored, including Chris Whaley on a 31-yard interception return and Daje Johnson on an 85-yard punt return. The Texas defense held Oklahoma to 263 total yards, its lowest output in the series since 2005.

“When you can stay balanced, you win football games,” Texas head coach Mack Brown said after the game. “I thought (offensive coordinator) Major (Applewhite) called a very good game today. … When you stay ahead of the chains then you are going to get half of your third-down conversions.”

If Brown and Texas keep this up, he might be around for another year in Austin.

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4 Responses to “Texas is the Fiesta Bowl’s national Team of the Week”
  1. mikemiller007 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:43 AM

    The longhorns are going to play in the Toilet Bowl.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 15, 2013 12:42 PM

    WTH is the Fiesta Bowl national team of the week?

  3. v2the4 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:06 PM

    agree with you 8to80…..who are the other 5 fiesta bowl national teams of the week?

    I think that nbcsports actually loves to put headlines of UT on their site to intice comments from those who hate all things UT

  4. greggatx says: Oct 18, 2013 5:56 PM

    The Horns are rolling!! With these kind of improvements we will be in a BCS bowl! Look out tide, here we come!! Hook’em Horns!!

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