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It was a tough game and a tough season for the Arizona Wildcats. Their loss to ASU caps a long season filled with trials and tribulations. Despite losing to ASU 34-20, the Cats did set some records and said goodbye to some beloved seniors. Boxscore included.

RECORD SETTING DAY
Bobby Wade's 24-yard reception in the second quarter gave him 89 for the season, breaking Denis Northcutt's school record. He ended witha season total 93 receptions. He was two yards short of leading the Pac-10 in receiving yards, but does finish first in receptions, catches per game and receiving yards per game.

NEW LOOK CATS
The Wildcats wore navy top and pants. The combination had not been worn before. In fact the blue pants have not been worn since a road game against Utah on September 2nd, 2000.

SO LONG, FAREWELL
19 Wildcat seniors suited up for the last time in their collegiate careers.

Scott Altick, WR, Atherton, CA
Johnny Bailey, DB, Los Angeles, CA
Lance Briggs, LB, Sacramento, CA
Makoa Freitas, OL, Manoa, HI
Gens Goodman, WR, Tucson
Aaron Higginbotham, OL, Calimesa, CA
David Hinton, CB, San Diego, CA
James "Toge" Hugo, TE, The Woodlands, TX
Jason Johnson, QB, Puyallup, WA
Sean Keel, K, Littleton, CO
Scott McKee, LB, Tucson, AZ
Robert Ramsey, DL, Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Safranek, OL, Tucson, AZ
Young Thompson, DT, Aloa, American Somoa
John Vorsheck, OL, Laguna Hills, CA
Bobby Wade, WR, Phoenix, AZ
Ray Wells, LB, San Diego
Joeseph Wilrodt, FB, Salinas, CA
Jarvie Worcester, FS, La Jolla, CA


GOING OUT IN STYLE PT. 1
ASU's Mike Pinkard had 6 catches against Arizona. It was a career high for the Sun Devil senior.

GOING OUT IN STYLE PT. 2
Arizona had two interceptions, both by departing seniors. Ray Wells picked off his third pass in two games, while David Hinton had a pick in the end zone to thwart a ASU drive.

BAD MARK
Arizona's 1-7 record in the Pac-10 was their worst record since joining the conference in 1978.

SPREADING IT AROUND
Mason Unck's first quarter interception made him the 13th Sun Devil to pick off a pass this season. The Devils lead the Pac-10 with 20 interceptions.

UGLY GAME
The two teams combined for eight turnovers and 23 penalties.

LACK OF INTEREST
The announced attendance was 47,005. It is the smallest crowd since the stadium expansion in 1976. In 1974, 40,782 showed up to watch Arizona beat ASU 10-0.

SCORING SUMMARY

First Quarter
ASU-Mike Barth 27-yard field goal
UA-Beau Carr 1-yard run (Sean Keel kick)

Second Quarter
ASU-Mike Williams 5-yard run (Barth kick)
UA-Carr 5-yard run (Kick failed)

Third Quarter
ASU-Barth 32-yard field goal.
UA-Biren Ealy 10-yard pass from Jason Johnson (Bobby Gill kick)
ASU-Mike Williams 4-yard run (Barth kick)

Fourth Quarter
ASU-Williams 8-yard run (Barth kick)
ASU-Williams 4-yard run (Barth kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATS

PASSING
ASU: Walters 35-25-2 295
UA: Johnson 31-17-3 269

RUSHING
ASU: Williams 40-162, Walter 5-(-22), Hill 2-15, McDonald 1-10, Team 1-1
UA: Bell 12-70, Harris 4-14, Carr 3-3, Scott 1-1, Wade 1-4, Johnson 3-(-29)

RECEIVING
ASU: Pinkard 6-80, Hagan 3-32, Fulton 5-47, Lightfoot 3-50, Williams 3-16, Karney 1-21, Taplin 2-18, McDonald 1-11
UA: Thurman 4-42, Relford 3-59, Wade 6-109, Levasseur 2-31, Williams 1-18, Ealy 1-10


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