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Finally, more focus was on what Arizona did right against Oregon State rather than harp on injuries and shortcomings in all phases.
The Wildcats bounced back Saturday after achieving only a combined five helmet stickers in blowout losses to UCLA and Stanford by achieving 10 against the Beavers in their 44-7 win at Arizona Stadium.
— Arizona achieved its second straight game without a turnover and the Wildcats only have five turnovers in the first six games. Anu Solomon has attempted 145 passes without an interception this season.
— After recording a season-low eight plays of 12 or more yards at Stanford without Solomon, Arizona doubled that amount with 16. The Wildcats had eight such plays by the middle of the second quarter Saturday.
— The Wildcats’ offense placed less stress on the defense by producing a season-high five possessions of eight or more plays.
— The special teams were impeccable with Casey Skowron making three field goals, Drew Riggleman averaging 53.7 yards a punt including pinning the Beavers at their own 7 in the fourth quarter and the kickoff coverage team — a recent concern — tracked Oregon State’s returner three times within the 20 yard line.
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