Grant Gunnell goes down early, Arizona Football drops 10th straight

PASADENA, CA – Facing a must-win game on the road, the Arizona Football team (0-3, 0-3) traveled to UCLA and got walloped in a 27-10 loss to the Bruins.

Another Saturday, another depressing end for the Arizona Football team, who is now the owner of the fourth-longest, active losing streak in College Football. With Grant Gunnell leaving after just the first play of the game, the Wildcats fell on the road by a 27-10 final.

Outgained 410 yards to just 300, it was Bruins running back Demetric Felton who was the difference-maker in this one, running for 206 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries. Meanwhile, Brittain Brown ran for 72 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries on his own.

Three games into the season now, and the Wildcats have looked over-matched, surrendering 105 points, while just scoring 67. The team is banged up, players are opting out left and right, and this is a program that has gone stale with apathetic players, coaches, and even worse, fans.

Whether it was Gunnell that went down on the first play, or UCLA fumbling and the Wildcats not reviewing it, or the Wildcats’ special teams once again making critical mistakes, it’s like we’re used to the result, and are just numb to it, or are so apathetic to it, there’s no point in getting mad.

This is a team that in recent weeks is showing they would be better suited to having more players opting-out and alluding to their Covid concerns. At this point, this is humiliating and demoralizing. No point in risking anything, when this team would be better off saving it until next year.

Despite taking the 7-0 lead early, the Wildcats were dominated mostly from then on out. But even trailing 20-7 deep into the third quarter, it seemed as if the Wildcats were still in this one, although we knew the likely outcome here because we’ve seen it all too often.

Depending on freshman quarterback, Will Plummer. Plummer would finish his day 17/35 passing with 151 yards and two interceptions, but it was Arizona’s lack of scoring that doomed them, even converting 7/19 third-downs.

With the loss, Arizona falls to 0-3 for the first time since 1969, and with Colorado (3-0) and ASU (0-1) looming, there’s a very good possibility this team goes winless.

At Zona Zealots, we’re just waiting for this season to be over. Even in an abbreviated 2020 season, watching Arizona Football is more depressing than not having sports. As always, Bear Down, Arizona!