The Goldmine: Arizona vs. Oregon Game Recap

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The Goldmine: Arizona vs. Oregon Game Recap

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By Samuel Goldman
Sports Blogger

Upsets occur when experienced teams struggle under pressure. Oregon was sluggish throughout this game. Star quarterback Marcus Mariota was unable to gain momentum. The Arizona Wildcats outperformed the Ducks on both sides of the ball.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon manipulated opposing Oregon defenders with ease. He utilized his poise and quarterback vision to complete 20/31 passes for 287 yards. Star senior running back Terris Jones-Grigsby created matchup problems on the ground and in the air. The Wildcats defense destroyed the weak inferior Ducks O-line.

Upsets are intertwined into the history of college sports. The hungry vengeful Oregon Ducks were determined to avoid becoming another page in the book. Their Heisman hopeful leader Mariota was unable to capitalize on his almost perfect completion rate. A heartbreaking controversial late fourth quarter excessive celebration call against defensive star Tony Washington kept the opposing Wildcats on the field.

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A fourth quarter penalty against Oregon’s Tony Washington kept Arizona’s offense on the field.

The loss surprised me. I have become accustomed to the post-Chip Kelly era offense starting slow. This loss should be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. The university shouldn’t hesitate to wipeout the staff before next season. Oregon’s o-line will prohibit them from contending for a playoff spot.