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Arizona Wildcats notes & social media reactions from victory at Stanford

Arizona is 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-12 after its 21-20 victory over Stanford on Saturday night at Palo Alto, Calif.

  • Arizona earned its first road win against Stanford since 2006 when the Wildcats defeated the Cardinal 20-7. The Wildcats had two quarterbacks play in that game similar to Jayden de Laura and Noah Fifita both getting time behind center Saturday. Arizona’s quarterbacks in 2007 — Adam Austin and Kris Heavner. Stanford went to 0-7 after the game under coach Walt Harris.

  • The Wildcats won a Pac-12 opener for the first time since a 20-17 home win over UCLA in 2019.
  • Arizona’s victory on Saturday was its first win under head coach Jedd Fisch (hired before the 2021 season) when their opponent scored first. 
  • The Wildcats’ defense held the Cardinal to 20 points, the fewest Arizona has allowed on the road to a Pac-12 opponent since 2018 — a 35-14 win at Oregon State.  
  • Arizona’s five sacks are the most recorded by the team since notching five against Colorado in 2018. The Wildcats are 7-0 during the Pac-12 era when achieving at least five sacks. 

  • QB Noah Fifita entered the game in the fourth quarter and was a perfect 4-for-4 for 47 yards and added 9 rushing yards on two attempts. 

  • WR Jacob Cowing extended his nation-leading streak to 48 consecutive games with a reception. He finished with a team-leading seven receptions for 78 yards, the 14th game of his career with at least 50 yards receiving.
  • TE Tanner McLachlan’s 36-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter was the longest reception of his career. He now has three touchdowns in his career at Arizona.  
  • McLachlan ended with 54 yards on two catches, giving him 619 for his Arizona career, the second most by a Wildcat tight end since 1996. Rob Gronkowski had 1,197 receiving yards in 2007 and 2008.

  • QB Jayden De Laura’s 7-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his third of the season. He is one rushing touchdown shy of his career high of four, set last year at Arizona. 
  • DE Taylor Upshaw, a graduate transfer from Michigan, recorded a career-high two sacks. He is the first Arizona player with at least two sacks in a game since Kyon Barrs logged 2.5 against California two years ago.
  • The Wildcats defense logged 11 tackles for loss against the Cardinal, their most since posting 12 on the road at UCLA in 2018. 

  • DJ Williams‘ fourth-quarter rushing touchdown to give Arizona the lead was his first of the season, with his last coming in the 2022 Territorial Cup. Williams now has four rushing touchdowns at Arizona. 
  • RB Jonah Coleman led the Wildcats with 75 rushing yards, a career-best mark. His previous was 74 against Oregon last season.  
  • Saturday marked the Wildcats’ first one-point victory since beating California 45-44 on the road in 2017. 

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