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For the first time in 763 days, Arizona has won a football game

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Nathanial Stenchever

Christian Roland-Wallace, a sophomore on the Arizona football team, makes a  tackle, blocking a catch by a University of California, Berkeley receiver on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Arizona Stadium. At half time the score remains 0-0.

The Arizona Wildcat defeated the University of California, Berkeley by a score of 10-3 at Arizona Stadium on Nov. 6, 2021. 

This is Arizona’s first victory since Oct.5 2019 and their first win of the Jedd Fisch era. 

The first half was a defensive battle as both teams were scoreless. The Arizona football team was in the red zone and at the 30-yard line when passes were deflected and intercepted on both possessions. The interceptions were caught by Evan Tattersall and Nate Rutchena for The University of California, Berkeley.

 The Wildcats offense was much more productive than Cal in the first half. The Wildcats had nearly 170 total yards as the Golden Bears didn’t get to 60 total yards until the second half. 

The Wildcats had multiple quarterback changes as three different quarterbacks took snaps. Both teams had multiple three and outs, especially the Cal offense. 

Towards the middle of the third quarter, Will Plummer drove the Wildcats down the field using his legs as well as a big run by Stanley Berryhill. Jamarye Joiner took over in the red zone but the Wildcats were held to a field goal by Tyler Loop as the Wildcats took the lead 3-0 in the middle of the third quarter. 

The Golden Bears responded on the next possession with a 34-yard field goal made by Nick Lopez making the score 3-3 towards the end of the third. Following this, Will Plummer came back into the game after an apparent hand injury. After a couple of plays with no gain, Will Plummer threw his second interception of the game giving Cal the ball at their 27-yard line at the end of the third quarter.

 Will Plummer led the Wildcats down the field late in the fourth with the help of Stanley Berryhill and Dorian Singer. This led to a Wildcats touchdown scored on a 10-yard Michael Wiley run up the middle making the score 10-3 with two minutes left in the game. 

The Golden Bears weren’t able to score in the final minutes as the Wildcats get their first win in 762 days breaking the 20 games losing streak. 


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