Arizona dismantled in 49-3 loss to Washington

Arizona was dismantled in a 49-3 loss to Washington on Saturday night. Read on for a complete recap.

Arizona failed to reach the endzone for the first time since 2012 and the defense couldn't do anything to stop Washington, as the Wildcats lost 49-3 on the road to the Huskies Saturday night. 

Arizona got the ball on its own 25 to start the game. After an incomplete pass, Jared Baker ran for four yards. Anu Solomon then hit Nate Phillips for nine yards and Samajie Grant for six.

Washington was called for a facemark on the next play and Solomon found David Richards for four and Johnny Jackson for five. 

Arizona lost three yards on a fumble, but Solomon got it back with a six-yard pass to Phillips. Jackson then caught a three-yard pass and Baker gained two.

The Huskies were called for pass interference, but Arizona only got one more yard before Casey Skowron made a 27-yard field goal to put the Wildcats up 3-0 with 9:39 left in the first quarter. 

The Huskies went three and out, but Arizona gave it right back when Solomon threw an interception. 

Luckily for the Wildcats, the defense once again forced the Huskies to go three and out and took over on their own six.

Baker started the drive with an eight-yard run and followed with seven more. Cayleb Jones then caught a 14-yard pass, but Arizona didn’t get anything else going and had to punt, as the Huskies took over on their own 20. 

Chico McClatcher starts the drive with a 21-yard run and Myles Gaskin gains five. Dwayne Washington then picks up 36 on a wheel route and scores on the same play three plays later, as the 13-yard touchdown and extra point puts the Huskies up 7-3.

Jerrard Randall came in and threw an interception on second down. Washington took over on the Arizona 45 and the Wildcats got a sack on first down that led to a three and out.

Arizona couldn’t get a first down and punted, giving the Huskies the ball on their own 47.

Gaskin ran for 21 yards on first down and four yards the play after. Joseph Perkins caught an eight-yard pass and Gaskin ran for five yards on second down. 

Two plays later, Perkins scored on a 13-yard reception and the extra point put the Huskies up 14-3 with 9:29 left in the half.

Arizona and Washington exchanged drives before the Wildcats took over on their own six.

Jones caught an eight-yard pass, but Solomon was sacked on second down. After a holding call, Baker ran for 13 yards.

On third down, Phillips caught a 41-yard pass, but Arizona eventually went for it on fourth down and an incomplete pass to Jones caused a turnover on Washington’s 37.

On third down, Isaiah Renfro caught a 17-yard pass. Perkins followed with a 24-yard grab and Renfro added 13.

On the next play, Brayden Lenius scored on a five-yard reception and the extra point put the Huskies up 21-3 at the half.

The Huskies did not take long to score. Dickens caught a 40-yard pass on second down and McClatcher ran for ten on the next play. 

Two plays later, Browning found Dante Pettis for a 31-yard touchdown as the extra point put the Huskies up 28-3 early in the second half. 

Arizona and Washington exchanged possessions and the Wildcats actually had something going. However, a backwards pass was recovered by UW and the Huskies took over on Arizona’s 21.

On first down, Washington gained eight on the ground. Two plays later, Browning kept it and scored from 12 yards out with the extra point putting the Huskies up 35-3.

Later in the quarter, Washington would score on a 69-yard run to give the Huskies a 42-3 lead at the end of the third and destroy any chance of a comeback. 

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