Tate returns, Arizona rolls over No. 19 Oregon 44-15
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Taylor burst through holes and leaped over defenders. Khalil Tate was sharp in his return. The defense created turnovers, so did special teams.
Stuck in a recent rut, Arizona picked a great time to play its best game of the season.
Taylor ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Tate threw for three scores and the Wildcats dominated No. 19 Oregon 44-15 on Saturday night.
Arizona Wildcats spring football position-by-position preview: Special teams
Arizona Wildcats spring football is almost here. Kevin Sumlin’s first full practice as UA coach is set to begin at 5:40 p.m. Monday.
We’ve been previewing spring ball, position by position, since last week. The series concludes with a look at special teams. Links to every previous entry can be found at the bottom of this post.
Who’s here: K Lucas Havrisik (6-2, 173, SO), K Josh Pollack (5-10, 184, RS SR), RS Shun Brown (5-10, 177, SR), LS Nick Reinhardt (6-1, 240, RS JR)
EUGENE, Ore. – Observations from warmups before the Arizona Wildcats’ game against Oregon at Autzen Stadium:
* Justin Herbert will start at quarterback for the Ducks. The sophomore has been out since Sept. 30, when he suffered a broken left (non-throwing) collarbone.
* It appears that freshman free safety Scottie Young Jr. will be returning to the starting lineup for Arizona. Young (knee) missed three of the four previous games.
RichRod ‘hopeful’ that Arizona Wildcats DT Luca Bruno (concussion) can return for Cal game
Notes and takeaways from the Arizona Wildcats’ media availability after practice Tuesday morning as Cal week continues:
* UA coach Rich Rodriguez said he’s “hopeful” that defensive tackle Luca Bruno will return vs. Cal. Bruno sat out last week because of a concussion. Arizona will be without DT Parker Zellers for the first half as he sits out because of a targeting foul incurred last week.
Allen intercepted twice in debut, Houston holds on 19-16
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — After the Houston Cougars had to deal with a hurricane and devastating flooding in their home city, they finally got back to playing football Saturday night.
And gave Major Applewhite his first victory as a head coach.
Ex-Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen threw for 225 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted twice in his first game for Houston and the Cougars had to hold on to beat Arizona 19-16 in their week-delayed season opener.
PULLMAN – Washington State entered halftime with a 38-7 lead and needed just 31 plays of offense to make it a two-score game.
And it took just one play to become apparent that things were not going Arizona’s way on Saturday. Brandon Dawkins threw a deep pass to Nate Phillips who caught the ball and ran 75 yards to the end zone.