Instead of coming out firing like they did against the Ducks, Arizona found itself in a 16-0 hole early.
Outside of a five-minute stretch where the Wildcats had cut the deficit to 16 points midway through the third quarter, it never really felt like UA was in the game.
And just as it seemed like the Wildcats had some momentum, an errant throw from B.J. Denker was intercepted and taken to the end zone to just about wrap things up.
He threw three interceptions after throwing four all year long, two of which were a product of ASU just sitting back and waiting for him to fire the ball into coverage.
Denker also fumbled the ball inside the five-yard line, and if it wasn't for a fortunate bounce right to Garic Wharton, the final score would've been even uglier.
Carey has done everything the coaching staff could have possibly asked him to do, and it'll be a real shame if he isn't at least invited to the Heisman ceremony in a couple of weeks with the way a handful of other candidates have fallen off.
D.J. Foster and De'Marieya Nelson ran all over the Cats, scoring four touchdowns and averaging nearly five yards a carry. Taylor Kelly picked apart the secondary and threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns.
If there was a bright spot to the game, the defensive line did a nice job getting pressure on Kelly in the backfield and kept him from getting outside of containment.
That would mean back-to-back eight-win seasons under Rich Rodriguez, and he managed to do it with a roster that's lacking an abundance of talent.