celebratesvsw2018.jpgTuscaloosa, AL – Sometimes heroes come from the unlikliest of places. Jeff Biggers, a late TE recruit that doesnt’ even have a wiki page, ended being the unlikliest of heroes in SVSW. The game was also a chance for some major redemption for Brent Robinson who found himself benched throughout the game for bad throws.

The game was as tight as a game can be. With the lead going back and forth throughout, and the defense on both sides of the ball looking great. Arizona sophmore sensation Ben Bray came through with another massive game, this time with 9 tackles and four TFLs.

“This is South versus Southwest son!” said Bray after the game. “This is no joke, this game is REAL. We need to bring that egg back to Tucson. It’s our egg.”

The game was tied 10-10 at the half, when Robinson who had throw two bad interceptions was benched for Clarence Howard. Unfortunately the Utah native didn’t do much better as he threw another interception. And was rebenched for Robinson.

The Crimson Tide continued their strong play converting third downs and making passes to their Star WR James Thornton (Relative of Kenny?). Eventually scoring to make the score 17-10 with 2:30 left to go.

Robinson, being extra careful, led the Wildcats down the field for a touchdown with a minute thirty left to tie the game at 17-17.

Then Alabama put together an impressive drive and started to eat up gamewinningpasssvsw2018.jpgthe clock. But strangely, they started using time outs, and stopped the clock. Arizona’s amazing linebackers Ben Bray, Peter Brink, and Reggie Hughes came up big and held the tide to a fieldgoal. Which was kicked with only 30 seconds left on the clock. Arizona was out of time outs.

Brent Robinson took the field knowing he had to pass to win the game. He had one option, throw it long and pray that Ryan Parrish would haul in a miracle.

His prayers were answered, Ryan Parrish pulled in a miracle catch and managed to grab a few extra yards. For the first time in history, I actually used the spike ball play (thank god it’s an instant choice), and spiked the ball setting up a 38 yard fieldgoal by Jay Gibson.

Needless to say he made it.

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The game went to overtime, and Alabama elected to play offense first (another bad coaching decision). The Wildcats defense continued it’s amazingly strong play and gave Bama a 3 and out. Meaning that Arizona only needed a fieldgoal to send to double overtime.

They started off running the ball and on the first play Alan Barron who ran for 114 yards on the day hit up a 20 yard scramble to put the ‘Cats within the 5 yard line. But a facemasking call put the Wildcats even closer. At the one. Two hand offs to Tim Christian went nowhere. So facing 3rd and one, Coach Stoops decided to let Robinson pass.

Brent dropped back, looked to his left and saw Jeff Biggers breaking off a SWEET out pattern, his cover man was behind him, and the ball sailed into his hands. Touchdown. Arizona wins 26-23.

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