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Fischer garners weekly award

Arizona linebacker Jake Fischer was named Pacific 10 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

“”I didn’t know I got it until today,”” Fischer said. “”It’s an honor, and the fake punt was all the coaching, and everyone else opened up the hole for me.””

Fischer rushed the ball on a fake punt that Arizona called on a 4th-and-3 in the fourth quarter of the Wildcats’ 29-21 victory on Saturday. Fischer’s efforts gave Arizona a 29-yard gain and kept the ball out of the hands of the UCLA offense.

“”I think it just gave our offense another chance of putting the game out of reach, and even though we didn’t score, we took a substantial amount of time off the clock,”” Fischer said. “”It was a really big momentum shift.””

The Wildcats were situated to punt at their own 27-yard line with 6:23 left in the game with the lead at 26-21.

Fischer also recorded two tackles during special teams play that kept the Bruins behind their own 30-yard line.

“”It was a tribute to our guys. They executed it really well,”” Fischer said. “”All I had to do was run the ball.””

— Nicole Dimtsios

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