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Friday Hangover: Reaction, players of the game, more after Wildcats defeat UTSA Roadrunners

Tyler Baker

Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon (12) takes to the air to avoid a sack by UTSA defensive tackle Kevin Strong Jr. (54) in Arizona Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 3. The Wildcats triumphed in the first game of the season, defeating the Roadrunners with a score of 42-32.

For the majority of Arizona’s 42-32 victory over UTSA Thursday night, something just didn’t seem right. It might have been the countless injuries of top defensive players, which led Arizona football head coach Rich Rodriguez to say, “That’s too many injuries. I’m getting depressed.”

Much will show in the coming weeks about all the injuries and suspensions, but every Arizona fan is holding their breath for go-to-everything linebacker Scooby Wright III. UA quarterback Anu Solomon threw four touchdowns to four different receivers. After coughing up a fumble in the first quarter, sophomore running back Nick Wilson calmed down to rush for 97 yards on 22 attempts. 

Arizona earned their first win of the season, but with no bye week and countless injuries already, this could be a long season for the Wildcats.

Offensive Player of the Game: WR Johnny Jackson—8 catches for 101 yards and one touchdown

Defensive Player of the Game: CB DaVonte’ Neal—11 tackles, one blocked field goal

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Post Game Notes


Anu Solomon shines, Scooby Wright injured as Arizona holds off UTSA

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