Arkansas Named FWAA National Team of the Week
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – By virtue of their 38-28 win over Texas, the Arkansas Razorbacks have been named the Football Writers Association of America’s National “Team of the Week” for games of the weekend of Sept. 13.
“Any time you are recognized as the top team in the nation it is special,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “Our guys were focused and played hard on every snap. If we can take the same attitude and focus into each game, we have a chance to do some special things.”
The honor is decided by the 16-member panel that votes in the organization’s Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll, which is in its second season.
Arkansas quarterback Matt Jones had 241 yards of total offense and accounted for two scores and Cedric Cobbs added 115 yards on the ground, including a 46-yard touchdown run, as the Razorbacks ended Texas’ 20-game home winning streak.
Michigan, with its decisive 38-0 win over Notre Dame, was the only other team nominated this week. The FWAA “Team of the Week” will be announced each Monday throughout the season.
The Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll, released in the preseason, will resume on Monday, Oct. 13. For more information, contact FWAA Executive Director Steve Richardson at 972-713-6198.
2003 FWAA Teams of the Week
Aug. 30: Southern California
Sept. 6: Wake Forest
Sept. 13: Arkansas
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