Arizona Football: Wildcats Break Records While Taking Care of Business Against NAU


The Arizona football team takes care of business against NAU Lumberjacks and now the Wildcats set up a must see game next week in the desert next week!

If you didn’t catch the game, you missed an Arizona Wildcats Football offense that is looks to have found its stride and right on time. We knew NAU could be a game the Wildcats may look over, but man did the Wildcats make sure we put any worry to rest in the 2nd quarter where they came alive and put up 35 points.

Anu Solomon had a great night, putting up 285 yards on 25 completions and had four touchdowns on top of that. He completed passes to eight different Wildcats.

The leader on the receiving game was David Richards, who caught eight passes for a total of 120 yards. His long reception for the night was a 27-yard touchdown pass from Solomon in the 2nd quarter.

Then comes the ground game, where do I start? How about 499 yards in rushing as a team. Yes, you read that right. And our starting running back Nick Wilson was not the leading rusher.

Jerrard Randall led the was with 149 yards on three carries, including his 73-yard trot down the field breaking tackles for a touchdown. Randall finished with a total of two touchdowns in the game. Don’t worry our star running back Nick Wilson was not far behind with 143 yards on the ground with two touchdowns himself. His long rush for the night was for 43 yards. 

Watch one of Randall’s TD’s here –> ESPN: J. Randle Runs for a 73 yard Touchdown

Fun Fact, four different Arizona quarterbacks scored tonight: Anu Solomon, Jerrard Randall (twice), Brandon Dawkins and Zach Werlinger.

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In all Wildcats broke a record for total offense by putting up 792 total yards. Beating out the 787 yards they put against UNLV last season. They also broke the previous record of 77 total points; the last was 70 against Toledo according to Lamont Levitt of the IMG Sports Network.

The defense made sure they took care of their part by only giving up 13 points in a total of 346 total yards by the Lumberjacks. They created three turnovers and only gave up 14 first downs all night. Those David Richards three interceptions came from three different sets of hands on the Wildcats defense.

This game couldn’t have come at a better time for fans. Wildcats Football welcomes the Top-10 ranked UCLA Bruins next week. Maybe even College Game Day will be in the desert for their front row seats for the matchup just announced to start at 5 p.m. on ABC. Until then, what isn’t there to be happy about as a Wildcat fan?!

We are 3-0, inside the Top-20, and we get another home game that will be highly anticipated next weekend. So let’s make sure we BEARDOWN all week but be sure we save some to give UCLA a reminder of why Tucson and the Wildcats might have the best fans in the country!

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