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Offline WILDcatAZfan

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Arizona holds on to beat UCLA 20-17 behind Grant Gunnell
« on: September 28, 2019, 11:16:42 PM »


Arizona holds on to beat UCLA 20-17 behind Grant Gunnell

Grant Gunnell looked solid in his first career start, and Gary Brightwell’s 10-yard touchdown run with 10:51 left in the fourth quarter served as the game-winning score. But it was also the play of veteran defenders like Tony Fields II, Colin Schooler and Lorenzo Burns who had the greatest impact in slowing down a UCLA offense that scored 63 points last week in a shocking comeback win at Washington State.

UCLA, which gained 657 yards overall and 8.76 per play at WSU, managed only 445 yards and 5.2 per play against the Wildcats. The Bruins had 70 on their final drive but...

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https://www.azdesertswarm.com/football/2019/9/28/20889372/arizona-ucla-final-score-recap-college-football-2019-highlights-wildcats-bruins

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Re: Arizona holds on to beat UCLA 20-17 behind Grant Gunnell
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 08:07:07 AM »
Although UCLA has its issues, this was a great win against a divisional opponent.

Defense played another great game, our freshman QB gained confidence and our coaching staff started the game with a few creative runs.

The refs were pretty good for 90% of the night...except for a few moments that almost cost the game for both sides. Two reviews went in our favor; they were both extremely questionable, and allowed drives to continue. On the final defensive stand, UCLA’s Right Tackle jumped THREE times in a row. False starts weren’t called and we could have made it to the QB (or put the Bruins in a bad spot) if any of those were called.

Otherwise, I like the momentum. I’m traveling to Boulder this weekend to make some noise. Bear Down!

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Re: Arizona holds on to beat UCLA 20-17 behind Grant Gunnell
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2019, 10:25:25 AM »
Another good solid win but one of those games we all penciled as a high likelihood of winning as the season was getting underway.  What makes it better is winning without our starting quarterback and starting back.  Arizona has a knack for finding these under the radar running backs and Brightwell appears to be another good one.  Gunnell was a mixed bag for me.  Tate's issue is he's great at bombs and rockets but not so good at finesse passes.  Gunnell looked to also not fare well at finesse or touch passes.  Case in point the two misses to the endzone on back to back plays in the first half.  He missed other guys similarly around the field.  He still managed to make a lot of very nice passes and run just enough to get out of trouble.  He also seemed to have a nice confidence about him and threw a very nice pass to hit his open receiver in stride for a touchdown in the first half.  Overall he looked like a freshman but showed a lot of promise and while Tate is out is a capable replacement.  Even with all of Tate's faults it feels like we are more dangerous with him as our quarterback.  Agree with previous sentiment that Gunnell has a better chance of being a QB in NFL than Tate.  Tate appears to be fragile and running QB's don't last long in the NFL.  There are exceptions of course but players like Tate and King from Houston face a long road to Sundays.

 





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