Washington Huskies Earn National Team Of The Week Honor

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Following its upset win over Stanford, the Washington Huskies were selected as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.

The Huskies have likely put the Stanford win in their rear-view mirror, with all of their attention on this week's showdown with hated rival, Oregon. But that doesn't mean others are ready to look past UW's big upset victory Thursday night.

A day after the Dawgs reappeared in the AP Poll (at No. 23), Washington received another accolade from the media when it was selected by the Football Writers Association of America as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.

From the FWAA's release:

Washington held Stanford to 235 total yards and only 65 on the ground, the Cardinal's lowest offensive output in four seasons. An interception by Desmond Trufant inside the Huskies' 20-yard line in the final two minutes sealed the win, one of two takeaways for Washington on the night. The other came on a sack that forced a fumble.

Washington's first win over a Top 10 team since 2009 also snapped a four-game losing streak to Stanford, which gained 446 rushing yards in a 65-21 rout against the Huskies last year. The Huskies trailed 13-3 in the third quarter, but completed a comeback on Kasen Williams' bobbling, 35-yard catch and run for a touchdown with 4:53 left.

Washington edged out West Virginia and Middle Tennessee for the honor, which has been given weekly since 2002.

For more coverage of the the University of Washington and all of its sports, head over to the UW Dawg Pound

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