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    Offense doesn’t disappoint in first football scrimmage

    It was the Arizona football team’s newly implemented offense that shined in Arizona’s first scrimmage of the summer Saturday night at Arizona Stadium. Although the scrimmage was closed to the public and the media, the Wildcats’ official site provided statistics.

    Quarterback Willie Tuitama went 21-for-34 with three touchdown tosses to Mike Thomas, Xavier Smith, and Terrell Reese en route to 218 passing yards in the two-hour scrimmage, according to Arizona Athletics.

    Although passing will be the new cornerstone of the Arizona offense, the Wildcats first scored on a three-yard Chris Jennings touchdown run on their first drive.

    Also seeing significant playing time were back-ups Kris Heavner (11-for-18 for 188 yards), Tyler Lyon (3-for-6 for 39 yards), and Smith. Lyon connected with freshman Rob Gronkowski for a 9-yard score.

    Although the offense continues to impress, the defense made its fair share of plays as well. On the offense’s opening drive, freshman Apai Tuihalamaka forced a fumble, while safety Brandon Tatum concluded the scrimmage with an interception off of freshman QB Bryson Beirne.

    The Wildcats will continue their two-a-day workouts Monday after taking a day off today. Arizona will hold its next scrimmage Friday as part of the team’s annual “”Meet the Team”” event.

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