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FINAL: Casey Skowron leads Arizona to 27-26 victory over Washington

Tyler Baker

Arizona kicker Casey Skowron (41) celebrates after his sucessful last minute field goal during the 4th quarter of Arizona’s 27-26 win against Washington at Arizona Stadium on Saturday. 

The Arizona Wildcats defeated the Washington Huskies 27-26 on a last second 47-yard field goal from kicker Casey Skowron Arizona’s first home day game of the season.

Missed tackles and dropped passes plagued the Wildcats throughout the game, but they somehow came down with a victory. The Arizona defense forced two turnovers on Washington quarterback Cyler Miles. Skowron scored 15 points for Arizona by himself, faking a field goal and running for an 18-yard touchdown and also converting a 35-yard field goal. He also kicked the game-winning 47-yard field goal.

Washington running back Dwayne Washington rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns. The Huskies had 504 yards of total offense, compared to Arizona, which had 375 offensive yards. Washington cornerback Sidney Jones intercepted quarterback Anu Solomon twice.

Arizona struggled on converting third downs going 3-for-15. Solomon rarely had time to throw and consistently struggled. Solomon threw for 242 yards on 17-of-39 passing attempts and two interceptions. Running back Nick Wilson led the Wildcat rushing attack with 104 yards and two touchdowns on 30 attempts. Leading the receiving corps were receivers Samajie Grant and Trey Griffey who had 85 and 63 yards, respectively.

Check back with us later tonight for a full recap and analysis column on today’s action.

Key Plays:

First Quarter-Arizona 7, Washington 7

-Missed 43-yard field goal by Washington place kicker Cameron Van Winkle

-57-yard catch by Grant with about nine minutes remaining in the first quarter

-Two-yard touchdown rush by Wilson with 8:32 minutes remaining in the first quarter

-36-yard Washington touchdown catch by tight end Joshua Perkins thrown by receiver Marvin Hall with 6:36 remaining in the first quarter

Second Quarter-Arizona 21-Washington 17

-Fumble by Miles on the UA 18-yard line, recovered by safety Will Parks 14:00 remaining in the second quarter

-UW place kicker Van Winkle converts a 39-yard field goal with 9:27 remaining in the second quarter

-UW’s Dwayne Washington ran for a 66-yard touchdown with 5:16 remaining in the second quarter

-Skowron faked a field goal, running for an 18-yard touchdown on fourth down with 1:39 remaining in the second quarter

-Fumble by Miles, recovered by linebacker Tra’Mayne Bondurant with 0:33 remaining in the second quarter.

-Wilson rushes for his second touchdown of the day with eight seconds remaining in the first half

Third Quarter-Washington 26, Arizona 21

-Arizona fumble by Wilson, forced by Washington safety Budda Baker and recovered by linebacker Shaq Thompson with 13:59 remaining in the third quarter

-UW’s Van Winkle converts a 31-yard field goal with 10:19 remaining in the third quarter

-UA’s Solomon intercepted by Sidney Jones for a 22-yard return with 8:01 remaining in the third quarter

-UW’s Dwayne Washington runs for a one-yard touchdown with 2:45 remaining in the third quarter

Fourth Quarter-Arizona 27, Washington 26

-UA’s Griffey hauls in a 63-yard catch with 13:52 remaining in the fourth quarter

-Skowron hits a 35-yard field goal with 13:08 remaining in the fourth quarter

-UW’s Sidney Jones intercepts Solomon in the end zone with 4:25 remaining in the fourth quarter

-UW running back Deontae Cooper fumbled with 1:23 remaining in the fourth quarter

-Skowron hit a 47-yard field goal as time expired

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