1:14 PM EST, Sat November 26, 2022
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Tracking Arizona Wildcats’ snap counts and PFF grades vs. ASU

Tracking Arizona Wildcats’ snap counts and PFF grades vs. ASU

Photo by Christopher Hook/Icon Sportswire via The Arizona Wildcats played 54 offensive snaps and 89 defensive snaps in Friday’s 38-35 win over ASU. Here is how much each player played along with their Pro Football Focus grade. Offense QB Jayden de Laura, 54 (81.5) C Josh Baker, 54 (64.1) RT Paiton Fears, 54 (52.4) LT Sam Langi, 54 (51.1) WR Jacob Cowing, 53 (61.6) RG Jonah Savaiinaea, 52 (66.0) TE Tanner McLachlan, 51 (63.6) WR Dorian Singer, 49 (65.9) WR Tetairoa McMillan, 48 (51.8) RB Michael Wiley, 34 (84.1) LG Wendell Moe, 33 (61.0) LG Josh Donovan, 22...
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How Jacob Manu went from under-recruited prospect to heart of Arizona’s young defense

How Jacob Manu went from under-recruited prospect to heart of Arizona’s young defense

Arizona Athletics In his pursuit of Tetairoa McMillan and other standout offensive players at Anaheim’s Servite High School, Jedd Fisch had quite a few conversations with those prospects about how they important they would be to Arizona’s rebuild. There was another topic that kept coming up in their talks: Jacob Manu. “Every time I talked to T-Mac and Noah (Fifita) and Keyan (Burnett) they kept saying ‘hey now, we got a linebacker here, we got a linebacker here,’” Fisch recalled Friday after Arizona’s Territorial Cup win over ASU, a victory sealed by a...
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Former Arizona QB Jordan McCloud commits to James Madison

Former Arizona QB Jordan McCloud commits to James Madison

Photo by Christopher Hook/Icon Sportswire via With the NCAA transfer portal about to open for all players in about a week, it’s expected that several members of Arizona’s 2022 roster will put themselves on the free agent market. One of the Wildcats who already was in the portal has found his new home. Quarterback Jordan McCloud, who left the team in early October, announced on Twitter he had committed to FBS newcomer James Madison. GODS Son. Faith is all I know! #Committed @JMUCurtCignetti pic.twitter.com/jJYk2GaBBQ— Jordan McCloud3️⃣ (@Jordan_McCloud3)...
15 hours ago
Career days for Kailyn Gilbert, Madi Conner help Arizona women’s basketball pull away from Cal Baptist

Career days for Kailyn Gilbert, Madi Conner help Arizona women’s basketball pull away from Cal Baptist

Arizona guard Kailyn Gilbert (15) prepares to shoot against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 18, 2022 in McKale Center. | Photo by Madison Farwell / Arizona Athletics The reserves were the stars the day after Thanksgiving It was a day for Arizona’s bench players to shine as the Wildcats pulled away from California Baptist late to win 81-63 at the Dana of Mission Bay Thanksgiving Classic in San Diego. The Wildcats were paced by freshman Kailyn Gilbert and sophomore Madi Conner as the Lancers stayed in touch with the Wildcats for most of the game. Gilbert led the Wildcats with...
16 hours ago
What Jedd Fisch, Arizona players said after Territorial Cup win over ASU

What Jedd Fisch, Arizona players said after Territorial Cup win over ASU

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Arizona has reclaimed the Territorial Cup, beating ASU for the first time since 2017 to cap a season in which it quintupled its win total from a year ago. “It was a great feeling in that locker room,” UA coach Jedd Fisch said after the 38-35 victory, which gave the Wildcats a 5-7 record after going 1-11 in 2021. “Our players deserve that victory and have earned it from how hard they’ve worked.” Our full recap can be found here. Below is what Fisch, quarterback Jayden de Laura, running back Michael Wiley, defensive end Jalen Harris...
18 hours ago
Arizona’s defense comes up huge late to beat ASU, claim first Territorial Cup since 2016

Arizona’s defense comes up huge late to beat ASU, claim first Territorial Cup since 2016

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Jacob Manu ended up getting a scholarship offer because he kept making big plays every time Arizona coaches came to watch the teammates it was recruiting. The Wildcats now have the Territorial Cup back because of the undersized, under-recruited linebacker. Manu’s two huge defensive plays in the final four minutes, forcing a fumble and causing an interception in Arizona’s 38-35 win over ASU on Friday afternoon. The Wildcats won the Territorial Cup for the first time since 2016, finishing the 2022 season with a 5-7 record after winning...
22 hours ago
Arizona vs. ASU football game thread

Arizona vs. ASU football game thread

Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via It’s Game Day! And the biggest one yet! The Arizona Wildcats wrap up the 2022 season by hosting the rival Arizona State Sun Devils. At stake is the Territorial Cup, which ASU (3-8, 2-6 Pac-12) has held since 2017; Arizona (4-7, 2-6) last took the Cup in 2016 when it didn’t attempt a pass the entire second half in a 56-35 home victory., Here’s everything you need to know to watch or listen to the game, as well as our pregame coverage. Come chat with us! Arizona-ASU game time, details: Date: Friday, Nov. 25,...
Nov 25, 2022
How to watch Arizona State vs. Arizona in Week 13

How to watch Arizona State vs. Arizona in Week 13

Arizona Athletics It’s Game Day! And the biggest one yet! The Arizona Wildcats wrap up the 2022 season by hosting the rival Arizona State Sun Devils. At stake is the Territorial Cup, which ASU (3-8, 2-6 Pac-12) has held since 2017; Arizona (4-7, 2-6) last took the Cup in 2016 when it didn’t attempt a pass the entire second half in a 56-35 home victory., Here’s everything you need to know to watch or listen to the game, as well as our pregame coverage. Arizona-ASU game time, details: Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 Time: 1 p.m. MT Location: Arizona Stadium;...
Nov 24, 2022
What we learned from Arizona’s Maui Invitational tournament title

What we learned from Arizona’s Maui Invitational tournament title

Photo by Darryl Oumi/ Arizona spent Thanksgiving with family and friends who accompanied the team to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational. And there were a few extra items cluttering the dinner table, compliments of the Wildcats winning the tournament and Oumar Ballo being named Most Valuable Player. The wins over Cincinnati, No. 17 San Diego State and No. 10 Creighton will surely lead to Arizona rising from No. 14 in the latest Associated Press poll, while also bringing the team a boatload of national attention. “To play three games in three days against three really...
Nov 24, 2022
What to watch for when Arizona football takes on ASU in the Territorial Cup

What to watch for when Arizona football takes on ASU in the Territorial Cup

Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via It was six years ago this weekend that Arizona was finishing up a horrible season, its worst in five years, when it put it all together and beat ASU 56-35 in a game that saw the Wildcats not need to throw the ball once in the second half. Why does it seem like we, and many UA fans, constantly bring up that ‘didn’t throw a pass’ note? Because there hasn’t been much to reminisce about since then, both in general and specifically against the Sun Devils. Arizona (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12) is hoping that all changes on Friday when...
Nov 24, 2022
Roster size is still a question for Adia Barnes and Arizona women’s basketball

Roster size is still a question for Adia Barnes and Arizona women’s basketball

The Arizona bench during Arizona women’s basketball’s game vs Long Beach State on Nov. 20, 2022 at McKale Center. | Photo by Catherine Regan / Arizona Athletics Links, ratings, rankings, and projections for Cal Baptist and San Diego Last season, Adia Barnes tried to juggle a roster of 15 players. It didn’t work for the Arizona Wildcats, so Barnes went with a roster of 12 this year to provide more opportunities for her young players to get on the court. “I’m only having 12 because 15 was a nightmare,” Barnes said in September. “When you have 15 players,...
Nov 24, 2022
Arizona football vs. ASU score predictions

Arizona football vs. ASU score predictions

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Territorial Cup hasn’t stayed in Tucson since 2016. It almost did in 2018, before Arizona blew a 19-point 4th-quarter lead, and then there was that 2020 result that we just don’t talk about. Is this the year the Arizona Wildcats (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12) break through and reclaim college football’s oldest rivalry trophy? The Arizona State Sun Devils (3-8, 2-6) enter this game having lost three in a row, and the UA is a 4-point favorite according to DraftKings SportsBook. Who will win this matchup? Here’s what our staff thinks: Kim Doss...
Nov 23, 2022
What Tommy Lloyd, Kerr Kriisa and Oumar Ballo said after Arizona’s Maui Invitational win over Creighton

What Tommy Lloyd, Kerr Kriisa and Oumar Ballo said after Arizona’s Maui Invitational win over Creighton

Photo by Darryl Oumi/ No. 14 Arizona won the Maui Invitational championship Wednesday, topping No. 10 Creighton 81-79. Our recap can be found here. After the game, Tommy Lloyd, Kerr Kriisa and Oumar Ballo spoke to the media. Here’s what they said. Lloyd on his overall takeaway from the win: “Obviously, I’m super proud of these guys. They played their butts off. These tournaments are hard. To play three games in three days against three really good teams with very distinct styles and to come out of it on top the way we did, it says a lot about this group.” Lloyd...
Nov 23, 2022
Career day for Oumar Ballo leads Arizona past Creighton for Maui Invitational title

Career day for Oumar Ballo leads Arizona past Creighton for Maui Invitational title

Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Tommy Lloyd has earned national acclaim for turning Christian Koloko and Dalen Terry into NBA draft picks and helping make Bennedict Mathurin a lottery pick and legitimate NBA Rookie of the Year candidate. But his development of Oumar Ballo into one of the best big men in the country may be his greatest accomplishment. Ballo posted career highs in points and rebounds, finishing up a dominant performance in the Maui Invitational as No. 14 Arizona edged No. 10 Creighton 81-79 on Wednesday afternoon in Lahaina, Hawaii. The...
Nov 23, 2022
Arizona volleyball honors three on senior day but falls to Colorado in four sets

Arizona volleyball honors three on senior day but falls to Colorado in four sets

Arizona volleyball seniors Zyonna Fellows (16) and Kamaile Hiapo (8) | Photo by Mike Mattina / Arizona Athletics Serving and passing were once again the downfalls of Arizona volleyball. Colorado came to town for an oddly timed 1 p.m. Wednesday match the day before Thanksgiving and left town with a win by the score of 3-1 (25-19, 24-26, 25-22, 25-17). “I thought those guys did a nice job of blocking,” Arizona head coach Dave Rubio said. “Even then, we had our moments. It really still came down to serving and passing. I thought we didn’t serve tough enough. Even...