Texas ended a three-year drought against archrival Oklahoma, never trailing in a 36-20 win in the Red River Rivalry played in Dallas. 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.
It marked the 25th award for a Big 12 team. 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."
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the ninth 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 2013 college football regular season, the FWAA will name the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.