The selection marks the third by a Big 12 team this season and 17th since the FWAA began the weekly recognition. TAMU has earned the award on two other occasions (Nov. 25, 2006 and Nov. 9, 2002).
Cyrus Gray ran for 137 yards in his fifth straight 100-yard game and Randy Bullock's third field goal with 3:02 left in the game provided the margin of victory for the Aggies. Gray also added a career-high 65 receiving yards.
Gray became the first Texas A&M running back to string together five straight 100-yard games since 1990 as the Aggies have won eight regular-season games for the first time since 2006. The Aggies improved to 8-3 and 5-2 in conference play. Their five-game conference winning streak is the school's longest since 1996.
"The consequences of winning are the expectations get higher," head coach Mike Sherman said after the game. "We jumped over another hurdle and have taken another step. We still have another step to take."
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 Bowl. 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 Week.
2010 Big 12 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Teams of the Week
|Nov. 20||Texas A&M|
|Nov. 20||Oklahoma State|