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Arizona Falls Short at The Coliseum

Posted By Matthew Hesse On Oct 2 2011 @ 11:54 am In Arizona,Pac-10 | No Comments

The Arizona Wildcats looked good yesterday.  They ran and passed the ball brilliantly.  However, USC still scored more points in the shootout at the Coliseum.  USC won 48-41.

Matt Barkley was able to torch Arizona for a USC record 468 yards.  USC scored on just about every possession.  Clearly the weak point for this Arizona team is their defense.   Matt Barkley is good but he is not record setting good.  Arizona clearly is hurting from all their injuries on defense.  Coach Mike Stoops will need to something with his defense if he hopes to finish with a winning record.

Arizona had a tough time getting started trailing 17-0 at the end of the 1st Quarter but would eventually rally throughout the game.  It wasn’t enough as Arizona’s Defense just could not make a stop in this game.  The offense for Arizona once it got started looked great.

The main focus on offense was getting that run game going.  They had no problem scoring with their rushing attack as 2 TD’s came on the ground.  Freshman sensation Ka’Deem Carey came alive scoring 3 TD’s in this game, 2 rushing and one receiving.  Carey only had 79 Total Offensive yards but he performed when it counted.   Antolin wasn’t too bad himself rushing for 87 yards with an average of 5.8 per rushing attempt.

Nick Foles was on fire yet again completing 77% of his throws and having another 400 yard passing day.  However, he wasn’t all glory as he threw his first 2 interceptions of the season at USC.

Arizona is now 1-4 and probably the most talented 1-4 team in the nation.  They faced a rough schedule.  Now is the time for Arizona to rebound and save face.  Next week, they play a winless Oregon State team.  If Arizona can grab a win next week it should give them the confidence to move forward with this season.

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