Arizona winning statistically, but not on scoreboard

December, 6, 2008

Posted by's Ted Miller

Lots of interesting stuff in Tucson in the Territorial Cup between Arizona and Arizona State.

  • Arizona had a 98-yard touchdown drive.
  • Nine minutes into the game, the teams had combined for seven penalties for 52 yards, which slowed the pace to a slog.
  • Arizona punter Keenyn Crier, one of the Pac-10's best punters, suffered an incredible brain cramp when he allowed his knee to touch the ground on a low snap, giving the Sun Devils the ball on the Wildcats 19-yard line. That set up the go-ahead TD.
  • That interception by Omar Bolden to close the first half? Sort of what we expected from Bolden this year, but haven't seen very often.
  • Arizona outgained ASU 185-66, but trails 10-7.

Wildcats quarterback Willie Tuitama is outplaying his counterpart, Rudy Carpenter, but Carpenter has the advantage on the scoreboard -- just like Carpenter has in the QBs previous three meetings.



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