barronoregon2017.jpgTucson, AZ – With the Arizona Wildcats climbing back onto the path to respectability, it would be interesting to see how they did against a team that loved to kick the Wildcats when they were down. The Oregon Ducks game into this game thinking they might be able to pull some magic and return home with a win and some sorority girl panties.

Unfortunately for the Ducks, those panties will remain in the hands of Jay Gibson, Marcus Holbert, and Brent Robinson as the Arizona Wildcats eeked out a 45-28 victory that was not iced until the final minutes when Arizona scored twice in less than a minute to put the nail in the Ducks coffin.

This game featured a matchup of Pac Ten superstar QBs – Brent Robinson continued his solid play going 16/23 for 278 yards and four touchdowns, while Wesley Dodds, taking his fourth shot at Arizona, was 12/21 for 241 yards with 3 TDs. Though it should be noted that Dodds torched the ‘Cats for 78 yards and ran the option like a pro.

“He is a good quarterback,” said DE Nick Robinson who had two sacks in the game. “But not good enough! Go back to your hippie chicks with underwear made out of pubic hair, that just covers more pubic hair, that covers an Ani DiFranco tattoo! We’ll be in the Hot Tub at Jefferson Star Ranch.”parrishore2017.jpg

The game was exceptionally close in the first half. And with 1:26 left, leading by only 3 points, Brent Robinson threw a interception that looked to be the game changer. But a controversial roughing the passer call gave the ball back to the Wildcats and a first down.

“The call was legit,” said Robinson. “He hit me late, we won, shut up.”

After getting the ball back, the Wildcats took a 10 point lead going into the half. But in the 3rd Quarter, Dodds and his scrappy ducks mounted a comeback. And as the quarter ended, they took a chance on a fourth down hail mary that ended up as a touchdown, putting the game within three.

But the young Arizona defense proved too much for the Ducks, who just could not stop the combination of run and pass, and the Wildcats forced 2 turnovers in the final two minutes. Fullback Tim Christian scored another touchdown to ice the game for the Wildcats.

Other Stats

  • Bong Bong Fulton made the play of his life – catching the ball with one hand, eluding a defender, then scrambling 80 for a TD.
  • Alan Barron 16/91 with 1 TD – shades of a Freshman Redwood Haynes
  • Steve Gilmore (True Freshman) 6/32
  • Marcus Roberts 5 Pancakes
  • Redshirt Freshman Ben Bray continues his incredible season with 7 tackles, 2 TFL, and one sack.
  • They had trouble with coverage – see beloworecoverage2017.jpg