Arizona defeated California on Saturday. Read on for numerous notes surrounding the win.
was able to defeat California
on Saturday and there were numerous milestones that occurred as the Wildcats became bowl eligible.
Speaking of bowl eligible, Arizona has become so for the fifth time in six years. The last time such a span occurred was from 1989-94.
Although Arizona has been successful against Cal as of late, the win was actually the first one at Cal since 2002. In fact, Arizona had not won a game at either Cal or Stanford since 2002.
Ka'Deem Carey had to earn every yard of his 152-yard effort, but he continues to make school history and get closer to having the greatest rushing season in school history.
Carey picked up his 11th-straight 100-yard rushing game, which sets a new school record and continues to lead all active FBS players. He has seven 100-yard rushing games this season and 17 in his career.
Terrence Miller finished with five catches for 88 yards, but none were bigger than his 60-yard catch in which he rumbled down the field and put the Wildcats in scoring position. That long grab helped him lead the UA in receiving on Saturday.
Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker has had plenty of critics this season, but he is doing everything he can to silence them. Statistically, there have not been many signal callers that have been better than Denker as of late.
Over his last four games, Denker has completed 91-of-144 pass attempts (63.2 percent) for 1,057 yards, seven touchdowns and just one interception. He has also been a threat on the ground, adding 283 rushing yards on 54 carries with five scores.
The freshmen receivers went to work once again. Nate Phillips had his fourth consecutive game with a touchdown and Samajie Grant put together the best game of his young career, going for nine grabs for 78 yards.
With two interceptions of Jared Goff, Arizona now has 12 on the season. As a comparison, the Wildcats finished with 12 last season. With at least four games to go, it seems safe to say that Arizona will surpass that mark.
It was not all positive for Arizona, as the Golden Bears entered the game averaging 3.0 yards per rush. Against the Wildcats, Cal averaged 5.0 yards per rush, led by Daniel Lasco's 12 yards on 71 carries.