As Arizona Football falls to 3-4 (1-3) on the year after their 49-39 loss to Washington, we break down the numbers in the Wildcats’ defeat.
Heading into their bye week in the 2022 season, Arizona Football has suffered yet another humbling defeat, this time at the hands of Washington as the Wildcats fell 49-39 on the road.
A week after being pummeled by the Ducks, Arizona again was on the opposite end of the beat down this weekend as they were outpaced by the Huskies.
Outgained 595 yards to 526, it wasn’t a day to remember for the Wildcats’ defense as Arizona surrendered 516 yards passing and gave up 49 points for the second-straight week.
After the challenging loss, the Wildcats have now fallen to 3-4 (1-3) on the season!
Trailing just 21-14 at the half, Arizona Football competed, but couldn’t rally, as the Huskies cruised to the 49-39 win.
595 – It is no secret that Arizona’s defense has been atrocious this season, and once again, the Wildcats were completely overmatched in this one.
Giving up 595 yards and putting together little to no effort, the Huskies rolled all over the Wildcats, and transfer quarterback Michael Penix, Jr. did all that he wanted and then some as he threw for 516 yards and four touchdowns.
0 – As bad as Arizona’s defense was on Saturday against the Huskies, what made it worse was that the Wildcats were unable to pressure Penix.
The Huskies quarterback threw for 516 yards against the Wildcats, and a big reason for that was that Arizona could not generate a formidable pass rush. Instead, Penix, Jr. was sacked zero times and picked apart Arizona’s secondary.
7 – On Saturday, the Wildcats struggled in a few key areas, one of them being overall team discipline. Arizona is not good enough of a team to win games and still be able to make multiple mistakes, and against the Huskies that was certainly the case.
Against Washington, Arizona was penalized seven times for 76 yards, many of which were self-inflicted and non-sensical penalties. Arizona is one of the least penalized teams in the country, but on Saturday, they made too many mistakes, three of their seven penalties being offside calls.
49 – Tying their worst defensive output of the season, for the second-straight week, the Wildcats surrendered 49 points, and with the loss, Arizona is now allowing opponents to score an average of 36.3 points per game. By comparison, the Wildcats allowed teams to score 31.4 points per game last season.
132 – Having the best game of his career, freshman wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan is proving his worth as he finished his day with 132 yards receiving and two touchdowns on seven receptions.
Outside of Jacob Cowing, he and Dorian Singer have proven to be an excellent receiving trio in college football and T-Mac is now up to 470 yards receiving and six touchdowns on 28 receptions through seven games.