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Arizona redshirt senior WR Shawn Poindexter made the most of his two grabs in Saturday's 69-28 loss at Washington State, totaling 38 yards and two touchdowns.

Poindexter is working on an impressive four-game streak with two touchdown grabs in each outing. He also has two or more catches in eight straight contests. He'll try and keep both of the streaks intact next Saturday in the rivalry game against Arizona State. He had two catches for 53 yards in last season's installment of the Arizona rivalry.
Nov 18 - 3:05 AM

Arizona junior QB Khalil Tate completed 18-of-30 passes for 294 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 69-28 loss at Washington State.

Tate also rushed for 25 yards, but he was overshadowed by Washington State Heisman hopeful QB Gardner Minshew, who ended up tossing seven touchdowns. Tate spread the ball around, hitting Tony Ellison for a score, tossing two touchdowns to Shawn Poindexter while also connecting with Shun Brown for a visit to the end zone. He'll look to keep it rolling in next Saturday's rivalry game against Arizona State.
Nov 18 - 3:00 AM

Arizona freshman RB Darrius Smith was arrested for trespassing.

Smith was also with Jamarye Joiner and Dayven Coleman at the time. They were trespassing inside of their own football stadium at night and were caught hanging out around 12:45 AM. That normally wouldn't be too much of an issue, but Coleman was also cited for possession of Marijuana and paraphernalia. He got suspended for one game but Smith has yet to receive any official discipline. Smith has 64 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries this season.
Nov 11 - 11:17 AM

Arizona HC Kevin Sumlin is uncertain when sophomore RB Gary Brightwell (ankle) will be able to play again.

Brightwell (6'2/206) dinged up his ankle in a blowout win over Oregon in Week 9 and was not available for Friday's win over Colorado. While none of this is encouraging, Arizona is off on their bye week as of current and will not play again until Nov. 17, affording the sophomore back a fair amount of time to rest up before the Wildcats have their next contest, against Washington State.
Nov 6 - 5:04 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Shawn Poindexter caught two passes for 40 yards with two touchdowns in a 42-34 victory over Colorado on Friday.

If you're only going to have two receptions, you might as well make them touchdowns. We've always said that. The senior picked up a one-yard score from Khalil Tate in the second quarter, and he scored again on a 39-yard strike from Tate in the fourth quarter. Amazingly, this is three straight games that the wideout has scored two touchdowns, and he's up to eight on the season. Another couple trips in the end zone will be in play on November 17 when he and the Wildcats face Washington State.
Nov 3 - 2:26 AM

Arizona sophomore RB J.J. Taylor carried the ball 40 times for 192 yards in a 42-34 victory over Colorado on Friday.

Calling Taylor the bell-cow in this one is an understatement; he had 40 of the 47 carries for the Wildcats. Despite his 5-foot-6, 184-pound stature, Taylor did much of his damage between the tackles, and he continued to make tacklers miss with both power and agility. He's over 1,200 yards on the season, and has a real chance to be the top rusher in the Pac-12 in 2018. We'll see him again against Washington State on November 17.
Nov 3 - 2:23 AM

Arizona junior QB Khalil Tate threw for 350 yards and five touchdowns on 17-of-22 passes with an interception in a 42-34 victory over Colorado on Friday.

One of the best passing games we've seen from Tate (6'2/215), who looked as healthy as we've seen him in a while, as well. Probably a direct correlation there, we think. Tate spread the ball around, and outside of one interception that ended up acting like a punt, he avoided mistakes and made plenty of big plays with his arm. He's still not running like we saw last year, but at this point, that's just not going to happen. Tate is getting hot, and he gives the Wildcats a chance to beat anyone in the Pac-12. They won't play again until a showdown with Washington State on November 17; a team he destroyed last season.
Nov 3 - 2:19 AM

Arizona sophomore RB Gary Brightwell (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Colorado.

Brightwell (6'2/206) picked up an ankle injury in the victory over Oregon in the second quarter, and he was considered doubtful, so this isn't a big surprise. With Brightwell out, Nathan Tilford is listed as the third tailback behind J.J. Taylor and Anthony Mariscal.
Nov 2 - 9:43 PM

Arizona sophomore RB Gary Brightwell (ankle) should be considered doubtful for Friday's game against Colorado.

Brightwell (6'1/206) injured his left ankle in the second quarter of last Saturday's blowout of Oregon. Should he be unable to suit up for action on Friday, it would serve as a major thinning of depth for Arizona. In eight games this season, Brightwell has rushed for 479 yards (5.7 YPC) and two touchdowns while working behind starter J.J. Taylor.
Source: 247Sports
Nov 2 - 2:04 PM

Arizona senior WR Shun Brown racked up game highs with 10 receptions and 96 yards in Saturday's 44-15 win against Oregon while recording a 27-yard touchdown.

Brown was his way back into the end zone for the first time since Sept. 22 in a win at Oregon State, and his 96 yards marked a season high against an FBS opponent. He was likely glad to see Khalil Tate back under center, as he had just one grab for four yards with Rhett Rodriguez under center last week at UCLA. Brown will look to keep up the good work against Colorado next Friday.
Oct 28 - 2:46 AM

Arizona sophomore J.J. Taylor carried 30 times for 212 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Saturday's 44-15 rout of Oregon on homecoming.

Taylor would have had a large amount of touches in this game normally, but he was seeing an increased workload with Gary Brightwell checking out early due to an ankle injury. He was equal to the task, rolling 7.1 yards per carry for his second 200-yard game of the season. Taylor has posted 366 rushing yards and three touchdowns over his past two games. He'll look to keep up the good work in Friday's battle against Colorado.
Oct 28 - 2:41 AM

Arizona sophomore RB Gary Brightwell (ankle) left Saturday's 44-15 victory against Oregon in the second quarter due to a left ankle injury, and he finished just 31 yards on seven carries.

Brightwell was injured on a second quarter carry and he was unable to return to the game. J.J. Taylor picked up the slack and ran wild (30-212-2) with Brightwell sidelined. It was a missed opportunity for Brightwell, as Arizona rolled up 276 rushing yards on 51 carries for 5.4 yards per tote. His status for Friday's home game against Colorado is uncertain, but Anthony Mariscal would likely back up Taylor if Brightwell is unavailable in six days.
Oct 28 - 2:35 AM

Arizona junior QB Khalil Tate completed 19-of-33 passes for 189 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 44-15 win against Oregon and he rushed for 26 yards.

Tate did not play last Saturday at UCLA in a loss, but he was back in this one to help the Ducks pull off the upset on homecoming. Tate tossed one touchdown to Shun Brown, and he hooked up twice with Shawn Poindexter. The three TD strikes were his most against an FBS opponent since he lit up Purdue for five touchdowns in the Foster Farms Bowl. He also had five TD passes against FCS Southern Utah earlier in September. Tate and the Wildcats will look to keep up the good work against skidding Colorado on Friday night.
Oct 28 - 2:29 AM

Arizona junior QB Khalil Tate (ankle) returned to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Oregon.

Tate went through pregame warmups with both of his ankles taped, and it was he who led the Arizona offense onto the field for its first possession of the game. Should the junior run into any issues sophomore Rhett Rodriguez, who started Arizona's October 20 loss to UCLA, is next in line.
Oct 27 - 10:42 PM

Arizona junior QB Khalil Tate (ankle) participated in pregame warmups ahead of Saturday's game against Oregon.

Tate, who did not play in Arizona's October 20 loss at UCLA due to his left ankle injury, had both of his ankles heavily taped for pregame. The junior split practice reps with sophomore Rhett Rodriguez, so it is possible that he sees some playing time against Oregon. Who gets the start remains to be seen however, as HC Kevin Sumlin has not announced a starting quarterback.
Oct 27 - 9:49 PM

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