Huskies abused by Wildcats in Tuscon

In what has become a familiar refrain since the start of the season, Washington, coming off what seemed to be a momentum-shifting win over Oregon State last week, got run off the field, literally, by Arizona as the Wildcats rushed for over 235 yards and put up 470 total yards on offense and sent the Huskies home losers by the score of 44-14.

The story of the night was Washington's inability to stop RB Keola Antolin, who rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns, one coming on a 78-yard dagger shortly after a Washington score and young QB Matt Scott who was sharp all night completing 18 of 22 attempts for 233 yards and two touchdowns.

The Huskies recovered a fumble by Antolin on Arizona's first drive and promptly marched 62 yards in four plays with QB Jake Locker hitting WR Jermaine Kearse from 26 yards out to give them their only lead of the game at 7-0.

Arizona then got a 17-yard TD pass from Scott to WR David Roberts, a 29-yard Alex Zendejas field goal and Antolin's first touchdown run, this one coming from a yard out to give the Wildcat's a 17-7 lead.

Washington again showed life at the 7:55 mark of the game when they drove 55 yards in seven plays and got a seven-yard touchdown run by RB Chris Polk and the Huskies appeared to be pulling back even, however Antolin answered with his 78-yard touchdown scamper and that pretty much ended any Washington comeback attempt.

In the second half it was more of the same as Locker was stripped by DE Ricky Elmore on his first pass-attempt and DT Lolomana Mikaele pounced on it setting up a 26-yard drive by the Wildcats that ended when RB Nicholas Grigsby went over from four yards out.

Scott and WR Juron Criner finished the scoring when they connected for a 21-yard touchdown with 11:09 left giving Arizona a 44-14 win over the Dawgs.

Locker was limited most of the night and was unable to do much on the ground or through the air, going 17 of 29 for 183 yards and the one touchdown to Kearse while Polk was the big gainer on the ground, gaining 65 yards on 14 carries.

Freshman Jesse Callier continued showing why he deserves to get his hands on the ball as much as possible, rush0ing 8 times for 36 yards and also ran the 'Wildcat' a handful of times as Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian did his best to keep Locker from getting hit too much.

WR D'Andre Goodwin also had a good night, hauling in 5 receptions for 51 yards while Kearse hauled in four receptions for 47 yards and the one touchdown.

For Arizona, their big contributor after Antolin and Scott was Criner who grabbed 8 receptions for 118 yards and one touchdown as well.

Washington, now 3-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play, will return home to face off against Stanford next week at Husky Stadium. Top Stories