Same old result

It was a new week, but the same result. Arizona failed to establish any running game and UCLA did enough to cruise to a 27-7 win.

The game was supposed to be a battle between two solid defenses and two promising young quarterbacks. By the second quarter both Willie Tuitama and Ben Olson were knocked out of the game and it was up to each teams' back-up to come up big.

That is exactly what UCLA's Patrick Cowan did. Cowan led the Bruins to a touchdown drive on his first possession and added a second scoring drive in the middle of the second half.

All told Cowan was an impressive 20-29 for 203 yards and the two scores.

Adam Austin did a nice job in relief as well. He too led the Cats to a touchdown drive on his first possession. Austin was 7-10 to start the game, but finished 15-30 for 191 yards and a score.

In the end it was Arizona's lack of a running game and terrible blocking that cost the Wildcats. With a final sack of Austin the Wildcats finished with -4 yards. The two Wildcat running backs gained just 25 yards on 19 carries.

Arizona moved into UCLA territory on a few occasions but a failed fourth down conversion and an interception return for a touchdown kept them from scoring again.

UCLA kicked a pair of third quarter field goals and then capped the scoring when Alterraun Verner jumped in front of Mike Thomas and returned the pick 89 yards for the game clinching score.


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