RELATED LINK FROM LAST SEASON:
— Making the Grade: Wildcats end 2012 with 78 helmet stickers, a good average of six a game
— 11 stickers earned against NAU
— 14 stickers earned at UNLV
— 8 stickers earned against UTSA
— 2 stickers earned at Washington
— The Wildcats have 41 stickers after playing USC
How did Arizona fare in its 38-31 loss at USC on Thursday?
— Arizona did not commit a turnover for the second time this season (NAU was the other game). The Wildcats are 3-1-1 in the turnover battle. USC did not turn the ball over also.
— After a season-low four plays that netted 12 yards or more at Washington, Arizona and quarterback B.J. Denker engineered 11 plays of that caliber against a decent USC defense. That was reminiscent of the norm Matt Scott produced last season.
— For the second consecutive game, Arizona managed four drives of at least eight plays, including a 17-play, 96-yard masterpiece by Denker in the fourth quarter.
— Arizona’s defense had only two three-downs-and-out situations in the last two games. They had none at Washington.
— The Wildcats’ kickoff coverage team tracked down another returner inside the 20-yard line. USC’s Kevon Seymour was tackled by the UA’s Tellas Jones at the Trojan 4 before the Trojans managed to run out the clock at the end. Arizona has pinned the opponent within the 20-yard line on kickoffs a remarkable eight times season.
— Arizona punt returner Johnny Jackson returned a punt 21 yards to the USC 42 in the fourth quarter. It’s the second time the UA has returned a punt at least 20 yards. It happened once against UNLV.
HELMET STICKER CRITERIA
The Wildcats earn cat claws for the Arizona helmet if they achieve these following marks. This grading system is stringent. The Wildcats must achieve their goal. If it states the UA must achieve “more than” a certain mark, they must pass that mark. This helmet will be updated weekly as the Wildcats attempt to fill the helmet with the cat claws:
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