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Arizona played well in the first quarter against Colorado and turned it on during the fourth quarter to score all of its points in a 38-31 win Saturday night.
The score by quarter reads: 17 – 0 – 0 – 21.
The problem is that as good as the Wildcats looked in those two quarters they looked worse in the second and third quarters. Unable to sustain scoring drives on offense and allowing the big play, especially via the pass, on defense kept the game closer than Rich Rodriguez wanted.
The fact of the matter is Arizona won on the road, which any Pac-12 coach will take without style points.
Arizona’s biggest problem on offense was the inability to score on five possessions in the second and third quarters despite drives of at least six plays, including one of 10.
The defense, more battered and bruised with bandit safety Tellas Jones suffering a concussion, allowed Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau to throw for big chunks of yards (72, 30 and 47 the biggest among them).
Arizona managed to earn seven helmet stickers including this data:
— Backup Jerrard Randall helped Anu Solomon generate 15 plays of at least 12 yards.
— Only three penalties for 25 yards.
— Drew Riggleman pinned Colorado inside the 10 on one punt and Casey Skowron made a field goal longer than 45 yards (a career-high 48 yarder).
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