Cats do enough to win

It wasn't the dominating performance many hope to get against a D-IAA team. Arizona failed to exert themselves until the fourth quarter but came away with a 28-10 win.

At the end of three quarters the Wildcats led the 0-2 Lumberjacks 14-10. It was at that point that the decision to insert Willie Tuitama was made

The sophomore quarterback who practiced only on Thursday, but came in and scored two touchdowns in his two drives.

Tuitama was an effective 6-8 for 60 yards and a touchdown toss. He hit Anthony Johnson on fourth and goal with just over a minute to play to close out the scoring.

The highlight of the game for the Wildcats was the running game. After struggling in the early season, the Cats rushed for 260 yards.

Chris Jennings, making his first start for the suspended Chris Henry, rushed for 201 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Xavier Smith added 58 yards on ten carries.

The Cats struck on their very first drive. The Wildcats marched 80 yards and capped the drive on a two-yard Jennings run. Adam Austin, in his first start, completed his first five passes, to help the Cats march down the field.

Austin finished the game 12-17 for 91 yards, but struggled to find any receivers downfield, settling mostly for screens and quick hitters.

The Wildcat offense drove deep into Lumberjack territory but settled for a field goal attempt, which was missed.

SFA scored the next 10 points and took the lead. The Lumberjacks marched 80 yards and tied things up on a Louie Runnels 2-yard run.

A 14-yard punt gave SFA the ball deep in Arizona territory, but the defense held. the Cory Long field goal gave them the 10-7 lead.

Arizona re-took the lead on the next drive. A 41-yard Jennings run took the Cats down to the SFA 16-yard line and five rushed later Austin's quarterback sneak gave the Cats the lead.

Neither team mounted much of an attack until the fourth quarter. SFA intercepted a tipped Austin pass and got the ball at the Arizona 12, but missed the field goal.

Tuitama entered the game in the fourth quarter with instant results. Mixing run and pass they marched 58 yards and Jennings scored his second touchdown with a 10-yard burst up the middle.

On defense, the Wildcats were solid for the most part. They held SFA to just 190 yards, with 80 coming on the one touchdown drive.

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