During Week 5 of the college football season, the Washington Huskies steamroll Pac-12 rival Stanford in a battle of top ten teams. Washington won the game, 44-6, earning the No. 5 ranking in the nation.
As a result of their performance last weekend, the Huskies have been honored by the Football Writers Association of America as the FWAA National Team of the Week.
The news was announced on Monday’s edition of “Playbook,” hosted by Chris Carlin and Gino Torretta on SiriusXM Radio’s “College Sports Nation.” This is the third time for Washington to earn National Team of the Week honors. The others came in 2009 and 2012.
“We don’t get any trophies for winning tonight,” Washington coach Chris Petersen said in a statement.
“You don’t think it’s going to that well against a team like Stanford. Like I said, it was kind of one of those nights where they were probably a little short-handed and we were clicking on all cylinders and the guys played hard. I really don’t want to underestimate; I think those kids were playing really inspired ball by the energy in that stadium.”
Washington returns to action next weekend against Oregon in Eugene. Kickoff is set for 7:39 p.m. ET on FOX.
Past FWAA National Team of the Week winners:
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