Penalties a concern

Although there is the saying that a win is a win, it is still difficult to not be disappointed about a few things after Saturday's win.

Although there is the saying that a win is a win, it is still difficult to not be disappointed about a few things after Saturday's win.

For starters, Arizona once again had too many penalties. The penalties were not a sign of being over anxious, but rather a sign of a team that needs to play with more disciplined, as evidenced by the personal fouls.

If Arizona is going to win more games this season and the important ones, the Wildcats are going to have to lower the amount of penalties it has had.

"This was another great finish," Mike Stoops said Saturday.. "We didn't play well on offense tonight; we had no rhythm and made a lot of mistakes. There were too many selfish plays, and we lacked discipline.

"This was another 12- or 13-penalty night [sic], and there's a lot to be thankful for. They covered Juron very well tonight, but he got around them when it mattered most."

If Criner does not get there when it matters most, Arizona probably loses the game. The main reason it would have done so is not necessarily the offense, but also because penalties kept Cal in the game.

Stoops knows that this season has a good chance of being one of the more successful ones in school history.

However, the Wildcats can only go so far when there are numerous penalties against teams that are solid.

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