South Florida Bulls Get 'Tostitoed' For Big Victory Over FSU

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer ISeptember 28, 2009

Tostitos for Jim Leavitt, Tostitos for Mike Canales, Tostitos for Joe Tresey, heck, Tostitos for everyone in the USF locker room!

The South Florida Bulls, fresh from their 17-7 upset win over Florida State, are the Tostitos National Team of the Week.

The crunchy award is given weekly as voted by the Football Writers Association of America.

It was the second recognition for the Bulls on Monday. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week.

The USF defensive line was a busy unit Saturday as they constantly applied pressure to FSU quarterback Christian Ponder and sacked him five times.

The USF defenders, coached by coordinator Joe Tresey, shut down the Florida State running game, limiting Seminole runners to 19 yards.

USF, now 4-0 on the season, passed its first big test with the win over previously 18th-ranked FSU.

October will hold even stronger tests as the Bulls head for Big East competition, starting with Saturday's contest at Syracuse.