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"I love playing for this Arizona team," said Wade. "I just wish some of the guys would watch me and match my passion."
He finished the game with 121 yards on eight catches, despite having the Cardinal do everything in their power to stop him. Andrae Thurman was held out of the first half due to disciplinary actions stemming from his taunting penalty the week before. That made Wade a marked man, but he still managed six catches for 74 yards in the first half.
"I think early in the game they might have swung a couple of brackets on me," said Wade. "That's real frustrating."
Wade got it done on special teams as well. He returned two kickoffs for 58 yards, including one for 37 yards. He also had the play of the game when he fielded a punt, avoided two tacklers, broke a few more and raced down the sideline with a pair of blockers. Unfortunately, neither escort hit the punter who was pursuing and Wade came up ten yards short of the goal line.
"That's humiliating," Wade said of getting stopped by the punter. "I was exhausted after making all of those moves."
Despite being fourth in the nation in receiving, Wade was removed from the Bilitnikof award list for best college receiver. He did his best to prove the committee was in error when that decision was made.
For the season Wade has 58 catches for 857 yards and six scores.