Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Cats Fall to Washington, 33-25
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 06, 1999
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    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Marques Tuiasosopo threw two touchdown passes, and Washington defeated Arizona 33-25 Saturday to stay on course for a possible Rose Bowl berth.

    The Huskies (6-3, 5-1 Pac-10) became bowl-eligible with the victory and kept Arizona (6-4, 3-3) from doing the same. The Wildcats must win seven games to qualify for postseason play because of their 12-game schedule.

    Washington clinched its sixth victory in its last seven games with a 17-play, 80-yard march in the fourth quarter capped by a 6-yard touchdown catch by Jerramy Stevens. That gave the Huskies a 26-17 lead with 4:14 left to play, and Anthony Vontoure picked off a pass by Ortege Jenkins and returned it 29 yards for an insurance score 24 seconds later.

    Tuiasosopo's other TD pass was a 25-yarder to Gerald Green. Paul Anderson ran 27 yards for a TD just before halftime, and John Anderson kicked field goals of 25 and 38 yards during a 19-point, second-quarter surge.

    Trung Canidate ran 74 yards for an Arizona score and had more than 100 yards rushing for the eighth consecutive game and a school-record 16th time in his career. He broke the record of Art Luppino, who played from 1953-56.

    Jenkins also threw a 55-yard bomb to Marvin Brown and scored on a 1-yard dive with 1:34 to play. But until their final scoring march, the Wildcats were unable to sustain drives, and they suffered from their recurring problems of poor kicking and penalties.

    Sean Keel, a freshman who replaced Mark McDonald after McDonald went 1-for-10 on field goals to start the season, made a 30-yarder in the first quarter to go 3-for-3 on the season.

    But he missed from 47 and 31 yards in the second half.

    Arizona ran only four plays from scrimmage in the first 14:37 of the second quarter, and Washington surged from a 3-0 deficit to a 13-3 lead.

    The Huskies held the ball for 12 plays in a second-quarter drive and marched within range of Anderson's first field goal, which tied it 3:34 into the quarter.

    On Arizona's first snap, Jermaine Smith made a diving interception of a throw by starter Keith Smith, and the Huskies scored on their first play. Tuiasosopo threw to Harris in the flat, and he slipped a tackle at the 10 and scored to make it 10-3 only 11 seconds after their first score.

    Anderson gave Washington a 10-point lead with 5:23 to play and the teams then traded TDs, with Canidate scoring on the long run, and Arnold, a heralded freshman, getting his first college TD to make it 19-10 with 39 seconds left in the first half.

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