Sunday, October 21, 2012
Final: Arizona 52, Washington 17
By Ted Miller
In a game between 3-3 teams looking to turn a positive corner at midseason, Arizona took a right turn. And Washington crashed.
It wasn't surprising that the Wildcats offense poured it on in a 52-17 victory, but it was a bit of a surprise that the defense pitched a second-half shutout.
The Huskies trailed 31-17 at halftime and got a turnover to start the third quarter, but quarterback Keith Price immediately fumbled the ball back to the Wildcats.
Arizona, now 4-3 overall and 1-3 in the Pac-12, piled up 533 yards against 380 from the Huskies. Arizona, the conference's top passing team, leaned on the running game against the Huskies, rushing for 277 yards, including 172 from Ka'Deem Carey. Quarterback Matt Scott did pass for 256 yards and four touchdowns.
The Wildcats play host to USC next Saturday, which could be an intriguing game, particularly with USC perhaps thinking about their Nov. 3 game with Oregon.
Washington falls to 3-4 and 1-3. It plays host to Oregon State on Saturday.