While it was far from a perfect performance, the Wildcats did enough to come away with a 33-28 win to gain bowl eligibility for the second year in a row and for the fifth time in six years. Let's take a look at some of the main takeaway points from this weekend.
Jake Smith surprised everyone as he drilled a 53-yard field goal, and he came within a few feet of hitting a 55-yarder right before the end of the half.
Drew Riggleman, who was named the special teams player of the week by the coaching staff, did a terrific job pinning the Golden Bears deep in their own territory all game long, as he dropped four punts inside the 20.
The lone blemish was Nate Phillips muffing a punt, though he was able to pounce on top of the ball immediately.
After losing so much from last year's group, the receivers seem to really be improving every time they take the field.
Speaking of Denker and Carey, they now rank third in the nation in QB-RB rushing yards after accumulating 196 more on Saturday.
There's something to be said for bending (and not breaking) on defense when the team holds a lead, but UA's front-three seldom even got close to Goff in the backfield.