Arizona’s 2014 football season is only half over but there have been about three year’s worth of twists and turns. The bye week lets players rest their bodies, coaches rest their minds (and voices) and fans rest their nerves.
The week off also provides a chance to finally update the Wildcats’ rapidly changing record book.
Six weeks ago we welcomed quarterback Anu Solomon and running back Nick Wilson to the records section. Here’s what has changed since:
Pass Completions, Game
Solomon’s 47 completions against Cal broke Matt Scott’s two-year-old school record. Anu’s 43 completions against USC rank third-most in Arizona history.
Passing Yards, Game
The freshman signal-caller’s 520 yards against the Golden Bears broke Willie Tuitama’s UA record.
Passing Touchdowns, Game
Solomon’s five TD tosses against Cal created a six-way tie for second-most in a game, one behind Tom Tunnicliffe’s 32-year-old school record.
Cayleb Jones became the first Wildcat to catch exactly 13 passes in a game. His reception total versus Cal was the second most ever by an Arizona player and the new record for a regulation (non-overtime) game.
Receiving Yards, Career
Austin Hill continues to move up the chart, jumping Richard Dice and becoming the seventh UA receiver to hit the 2,000-yard plateau
Receiving Touchdowns, Career
The “Hill Mary” moved Austin into a tie with Jon Horton and GRONK! for eighth placed on the UA career touchdown receptions list.
Receiving Touchdowns, Game
Jones’ three TD grabs against Cal put him in a 10-way tie for the school mark.
Uniform Combination Records
The Blue-Red-Red combination the Cats wore against USC now has a 2-4 record making it the worst-performing home combo by a wide margin. One of the wins was in the Vegas Bowl so the UA now has a four-game losing streak when wearing that ensemble in Tucson.
We will see if any more records fall when Arizona travels to face Washington State this Saturday. Just preventing the Cougars’ Connor Halliday from breaking his own passing records may be enough to win.
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