Game Notes: UA vs. ULL

Arizona defeated Louisiana Lafayette on Saturday. Read on for a closer look at how it happened.

Arizona concluded the 2011 season on a positive note with a 47-35 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette at Arizona Stadium on Saturday. With the victory, the Wildcats were able to end their season with two straight victories to finish the year with a 4-8 record.

The Ragin' Cajuns didn't make it easy for UA as they were able to keep the game relatively close throughout. Arizona ultimately came away with the victory but ULL made the Wildcats work until the end in order to earn the win. The game marked the final contest for UA's seniors; many of which played a significant role on the team over the past few seasons.

  • Quarterback Nick Foles surpassed the 10,000-yard mark for career passing, ending his college football experience on a high note. The senior completed 33 out of 43 pass attempts for 352 yards, three touchdowns and just one interception. He made sure to involve his primary target in the passing game – Juron Criner – and it seemed the two were determined to go out on a high note.

  • Criner had ended his collegiate career with a huge game. The senior caught nine passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns. The two scores brought him to 32 for his career, a new Arizona record. Criner was able to create yards with the ball in his hand as well as beat the ULL secondary downfield regularly, proving to be too much for the Ragin' Cajuns to handle.

  • Keola Antolin played his final game in a Wildcat uniform on Saturday as well. The senior running back carried the ball 19 times for 69 yards and a touchdown. Antolin was also a factor in the passing game, catching five passes for 28 yards.

  • Daniel Jenkins was a difference maker for UA on Saturday. The sophomore only carried the ball five times, but ran for 48 yards and a touchdown. Jenkins played determined and made the most out of his opportunity. He also caught four passes for 26 yards and took a kickoff back 81 yards before getting tripped up at the two-yard line.

  • Senior wideout David Douglas was also featured frequently in his final game as a Wildcat. Douglas caught nine passes for 69 yards and a touchdown as he was one of the main targets for Foles for the majority of the contest.

  • It was the final game for six defensive starters – Trevin Wade, Robert Golden, Paul Vassallo, Derek Earls, C.J. Parish and Mohammed Usman. All six received plenty of playing time and were able to make their impressions. It wasn't the best performance from the defensive unit, but the seniors were able to do enough to make sure Arizona came out on the side of victory.

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