Football

Four stats that defined Arizona football's loss to UCLA

Due to the absence of Khalil Tate, Arizona and it’s offense has been slightly limited in the passing game. Yet, the Wildcats, who have led the Pac-12 in rushing the last two years, rode their two horses in running backs JJ Taylor and Gary Brightwell all the way to the brink of victory. Combining for 275 rushing yards as both runners eclipsed the century mark, with the two Wildcats both averaging exactly 8.1 yards per carry, gashing the Bruins defense all night.   Read more

Arizona football loses heartbreaker to UCLA, drops to 3-5

LOS ANGELES – UCLA and Arizona, two of the cellar dwellers in the Pac-12 South, squared off in the historic venue in front of a half-full stadium. The Bruins came out on top with a score of 31-30, moving to 2-5 on the season as Arizona head coach Kevin Sumlin suffered his second-consecutive one-point loss to UCLA in the Rose Bowl, going back to his time at Texas A&M. The Wildcats now fall to 3-5, and their dreams of going bowling in December took a major hit on Saturday night.  Read more

Skinner's Winners: Week seven picks

UCLA is coming off a 30-point win over Cal, which showed encouraging signs in a season that has shown few and far in between for UCLA. Arizona is coming off a humiliating display against Utah, but have had an extra day of rest and preparation than the Bruins do. This spread seems fair, especially with the absence of Khalil Tate, as Vegas is banking on the Arizona offense to be just as anemic as they were in Salt Lake. I think those guys know what they are doing. I’m hedging my feelings and going with Bruins -9.5.  Read more

No Tate, no worry for Arizona football

Rodriguez is no stranger to the players around the program, being around the team while still in high school when his father Rich Rodriguez was still the head coach. Even though Rodriguez' skill set is different from that of Tate, the Wildcats are getting someone more than capable of running the offense.  Read more

Analysis: Four stats that stood out vs Utah

The man who eventually did take over as the quarterback through most of the game, Rhett Rodriguez, son of former head coach Rich Rodriguez stepped in and threw his first career touchdown pass on friday night.  Read more

Tate exits with injury as Arizona gets routed by Utah 42-10

Arizona (3-4, 2-2) used three different quarterbacks against Utah but none were able to provide any type of spark for an offense that’s mustered just 20 points in the last eight quarters. The Wildcats defense surrendered 450-plus yards for the fifth time this season as Utah scored the first 28 points of the game, and didn’t look back. Read more

Skinner's Winners: Week seven picks

In what is thankfully the primetime game of the weekend, as I, a sane person, consider Sunday Night Football to be a superior product to Monday Night Football, should not disappoint neutral viewers as the NFL’s brightest young quarterback Patrick Mahomes faces off against the greatest quarterback to buckle a chinstrap -- Tom Brady.   Read more