Wildcats hit new low in loss to Oregon State

Arizona lost 42-17 at Oregon State on Saturday. Read on for a complete recap.

Just when you didn't think things couldn't get much worse for Arizona football, they did.

The Wildcats traveled to Oregon State and were blown out 42-17 on Saturday, as it is the first eight game losing streak since 2003. 

Oregon State started on its own 47 with a six and two-yard run by Ryan Nall. Timmy Hernandez then caught a seven-yard pass and two plays later, Marcus McMaryion found Jordan Villain for a 53-yard touchdown as the extra point put the Beavers up 7-0 at the 12:47 mark of the first quarter.

Arizona got the ball on its own 21 and started with an incomplete pass. Trey Griffey then came up with catches for six and five yards.

Anu Solomon ran for 12 yards, but took a sack on second down. On third, he hit Nate Phillips for ten and followed with 11 more.

Samajie Grant’s first carry went for four yards and Griffey caught a seven-yard pass. The drive then stalled and Arizona failed to convert on fourth and sixth, turning it over at Oregon State’s 26.

Artavis Pierce ran for two yards and Villamin caught a two-yard pass. Nall proceeded to pick up gains of 12, 16, 5, and nine.

Nall then caught a four-yard pass and gained two on the ground before Villamin caught a seven-yard pass.

Paul Lucas lost five yards and Pierce added a nine-yard completion. On the next play, Nall caught an 11-yard touchdown and the Beavers went up 14-0 with 1:33 left in the first. 

The Wildcats took over on their own 25 and began with a two-yard run by Solomon. Shun Brown then caught a 43-yard pass and Grant ran for 16 on the next play.

Grant lost two yards, but Arizona was called for holding on the next play and on third down, Solomon took a sack for a loss of 19 yards, resulting in a punt.

Oregon State went three and out and Arizona took over on the opposing 39. Grant ran for two yards and Brandon Dawkins picked up six and three.

Phillips caught a 13-yard pass and Grant added two on the ground. After a three-yard run by Zach Green, Phillips caught a 10-yard touchdown.

The extra point then cut the Oregon State lead to 14-7 with 9:45 left in the first half.

Starting on the four, Oregon State got runs of nine, two, six, and 13 from Nall. After a sack, Pierce caught a 22-yard pass.

He picked up 19 on the ground on the next play and after a five-yard run, Hernandez caught a 27-yard pass as the extra point gave the Beavers a 21-7 lead with 4:14 left in the half.

Arizona took possession on its own 21 and Dawkins found Cam Denson for four yards on second down.

Dawkins then ran for six and hit Brown for 14 yards two plays later. Grant and Green ran for three yards each and Dawkins picked up 16.

Oregon State was called for a personal foul, but the Wildcats could not take advantage and settled for a 22-yard field goal that cut the lead to 21-10 at the half. 

Arizona went three and out to start the second half and a personal foul allowed Oregon State to start on Arizona’s 45.

Nall ran for four and two before Pierce came up with a four-yard completion. Trevon Bradford then caught a 35-yard touchdown and the extra point put the Beavers up 28-10 early in the third.

The Wildcats went three and out yet again as Oregon State took over on its own 27.

Nall ran for four yards and two plays later, Villamin caught a 22-yard pass followed by a 33-yard grab.

Nall gained three and two plays later, Bradford caught an eight-yard pass. Three plays later, Nall scored from three yards out and the extra point gave Oregon State a 35-10 lead with 5:16 left in the third.

Needing some type of response, Arizona started on its own 25 with runs of eight, seven, and two from Dawkins.

After an incomplete pass, Dawkins picked up ten and followed with seven more. Three plays later, Dawkins threw an interception in the end zone.

Arizona held Oregon State scoreless on its ensuing drive and got the ball on its own 17. Tony Ellison caught a 15-yard pass on first down and another for four yards two plays later.

Dawkins proceeded to run for seven yards and connected with Phillips for 11 on second down. Green picked up three and Dawkins added four more.

Denson then caught a 37-yard pass and a two-yard touchdown run by Samajie Grant with an extra point cut the lead to 35-17 with eight minutes left.

Oregon State would proceeded to put together a nearly seven minute drive, capped off by a 10-yard touchdown reception by Pierce with 1:30 left.

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