Long night in Baton Rouge

Arizona wanted to measure themselves against a legitimate top-10 team and the results were not pretty. Two early turnovers doomed the Cats in a 45-3 thrashing against the Tigers.

Arizona's offensive line woes continued and it hurt every aspect of the Arizona team. LSU worked with a short field throughout the first quarter and by the time the Wildcats figured it out, the hole to dig out of was too great.

The Cats got a big play on their first play from scrimmage and tacked on a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty. Two sacks later the Cats were printing and it would be a long time before the Wildcats would have another offensive highlight.

After a punt the Tigers took over near midfield and marched inside the Wildcat five before settling for a field goal.

Willie Tuitama tried to hit Anthony Johnson on a quick out, but Johnathan Zenon read the play, grabbed the interception and raced 41 yards for a score.

B.J. Dennard fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Tigers capitalized again. This time Jacob Hester hauled in a short pass over the middle for a five-yard touchdown.

For Tuitama it was a long night. The sophomore passer was pressured all night and was just 8-17 for 57 yards. He threw two picks and was sacked three times.

Adam Austin relieved him late in the third with similar results. Austin was 7-18 for 63 yards and an interception. He did lead the Cats to their lone score.

The Arizona offense never got going. They amassed just 135 total yards and just 36 on the ground.

Chris Jennings got the ball late and the junior college transfer did pick up 53 yards on eight carries.


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