College Football: Arizona falls short against BYU; ASU beats NAU

By administrator1 September 4, 2016 11:11

By Francisco Romero. – Playing at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale against BYU, the Wildcat

Picture Courtesy of Arizona Athletics

Picture Courtesy of Arizona Athletics

knew their task was not going to be easy. Easy was not as Jake Oldroyd kicked a 33-yard field goal with 4 seconds to go thus giving the Cougars an 18-16 victory.

BYU led throughout the game; Arizona took its first lead (16-15) with 1:26 remaining in the game when Nick Wilson ran for a 49-yard touchdown.

Nick Wilson had 138 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Wilson now has 11 100-yard rushing games in his career. It’s his rest 100-yard rushing output since 9/26/15 against UCLA when he had 136 yards on 24 carries.

Quarterback Anu Solomon finished the game with 213 passing yards; he completed 20-for-30 with 2 interceptions.

Senior receiver Nate Phillips had game-highs in catches (seven) and yards (69).

BYU’s running back Jamaal Williams had a career night running for 162 yards.

Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill completed 21-of-29 passes for 202 yards.

ASU Beats NAU 44-13

Picture Courtesy of ASU Athletics

Picture Courtesy of ASU Athletics

NAU made an interesting game for three quarters as the Sun Devils barely had a 13-6 lead late in the third quarter.

A 24-point fourth quarter for the Sun Devils was more than enough for the 44-13 victory against the Lumberjacks.

An opening seven-play, 44-yard drive ending up in a Manny Wilkins 13-yard rushing touchdown put ASU first in the scoreboard with 12:50 remaining in the first quarter.

ASU was only able to score a field goal for the rest of the half.

NAU was held scoreless in the first quarter, scoring only on a Griffin Roehler 25-yd field goal in the third quarter.

Sun Devils’ quarterback Manny Wilkins, starting for the first time in his career, finished the game with 180 passing yards completing going 20-for-27.

NAU’s Case Cookus finished the game with 369 passing yards.

Five Sun Devils including Demario Richard, Kalen Ballage, Manny Wilkins, N’Keal Harry and Nick Ralston recorded rushing scores for ASU.

By administrator1 September 4, 2016 11:11

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