As Arizona Football (3-2, 1-1) picked up the 43-20 win, we break down the numbers in the Wildcats’ victory over the Buffaloes.
We are now into week six of the 2022 Arizona Football season, and the Wildcats have responded in a big way, scoring the dominant, 43-20 win over the lowly Colorado Buffaloes.
A week after the Cal Golden Bears ran all over the Wildcats, Arizona was on the opposite end this weekend as they outpaced the Buffaloes in convincing fashion.
Out gaining Colorado 673 yards to 340, sophomore quarterback Jayden de Laura and the Wildcats receiving corp put on a show as they combined for 495 yards passing and six touchdowns. And with the win, the Wildcats improved to 3-2 (1-1) on the season!
Leading 26-13 at the half, Arizona Football cruised to the dominant win over the Buffaloes, and we look at the numbers in the Wildcats’ victory!
6 – On Saturday evening, Jayden de Laura was sharp, completing 33-46 passes for 495 yards and six touchdowns en route to the Wildcats’ dominant win.
His performance was legendary as he tied Tom Tunnicliffe’s school record of six passing touchdowns in a single game. And perhaps equally as impressive was the 495 passing yards, a mark that is now good for 3rd place in school history for the most passing yards in a single game.
Last night, Jayden passed Jason Johnson’s 492 yards against Cal in 2002; however, Anu Solomon still holds the school record of 520 passing yards that coincidentally also happened against Cal back in 2014 during the “Hill Mary” game.
673 – Arizona’s offense poured it on against the Buffaloes last night. Gaining 673 yards (495 through the air), the offensive output was the 6th-most in school history and their most since gaining 720 yards against NAU in 2019.
The Wildcats’ offense was impressive, to say the least, and it was great seeing the team find a rhythm, as well as get their confidence back.
8.1 – On Saturday, the Wildcats’ offense was impressive, but perhaps more impressive than the 43 points they scored, was their average play yardage. Granted, they played an abysmal Colorado team; however, the Wildcats were able to average 8.1 yards per play.
0 – When you take care of the football, good things happen! And unlike last week where Arizona turned the ball over three times in their 49-31 loss to Cal, the Wildcats were better in this area this week.
Turning the ball over zero times, Arizona was able to keep their offense on the field, finding the end zone six times en route to the 43-20 win over the visiting Buffaloes.
154 – While it wasn’t 354 yards like they gave up against Cal the week before, the Wildcats’ defense still struggled quite a bit in this one, surrendering 154 yards rushing and 20 points to a Buffs team that has been pretty inept on offense.
Even worse, is that now comes the gauntlet of games for the Wildcats. Over the next six weeks, the Wildcats will be tested mightily as their opponents’ combined record is 26-4.
Either way, at least the Wildcats are currently 3-2 (1-1), which is a vast improvement from their 1-11 (1-8) finish from a year ago.