Date Opponent (*-Pac-10) Time/Score Sept. 2 at Utah (ESPN2) 7 p.m. MDT Sept. 9 Ohio State (FSN) 7:15 p.m. MST Sept. 16 San Diego St. (FSNA) 7 p.m. MST Sept. 30 *at Stanford 2 p.m. PDT Oct. 7 *at Southern Cal 1:30 p.m. PDT Oct. 14$ *Washington State 7:15 p.m. MST Oct. 21 *at Oregon (FSN) 7:15 p.m. PDT Oct. 28 *UCLA (ABC) 4 p.m. MST Nov. 4 *Washington 12:30 p.m. PST Nov. 11% *Oregon St. (FSN) 8:15 p.m. MST Nov. 24 *Arizona St. (FSN) 2 p.m. MST (*Pac-10; $Family Weekend; %Homecoming)
Season tickets, ranging from $36 under the family plan to $102 regular public -- or higher for priority seating plans -- will remain on sale until Sept. 8. Single-game tickets range from $7 to $41 depending on location and purchase plan. McKale Center Ticket Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Game-day tickets are sold at the Stadium's southeast side from 10 a.m. until halftime. Call 621-CATS or 1-800-452-CATS.
Arizona Football On TV:
A number of games have been preselected for television under the Pac-10's ABC/FOX Sports Net contracts. The San Diego State game will be shown on FOX partner KWBA-58 over the air. Other games may be selected, and UA partner FOX Sports Net (Arizona) may cablecast (or broadcast in affiliation with KWBA-58 in Southern Arizona) other games.
Arizona Football On Radio:
KNST Radio (790 AM) is the flagship station for the Wildcat sports network. Brian Jeffries and Les Josephson call the play. Affiliates include KFYI-Phoenix, KDAP-Douglas, KVNA-Flagstaff, KJAA-Globe, KWRQ-Safford, KTAN-Sierra Vista/Bisbee, KINO-Winslow, KNOT-Prescott/Chino Valley, KVWM-Showlow, KBLU-Yuma, KTOX-Needles, Calif., and KRLV in Las Vegas, Nev. Airtime: 40 minutes prior. TEAMLINE (1-800-846-4700) carries KNST=s broadcast via telephone. Yahoobroadcast carries KNST=s signal via the Internet.
Dick Tomey Shows:
Dick Tomey's weekly radio show, with host Brian Jeffries, airs Tuesdays at 7:05 p.m. on KNST Radio. Tomey's weekly television show, with Brian Jeffries, is shown Wednesdays on KTTU-TV-18 at 9:30 p.m.
Coach Dick Tomey Weekly Media Events:
Head coach Dick Tomey meets weekly with media in McKale 106 to preview games (Tuesdays at 1 p.m.) and in his office to review games Sundays (TBA). Tomey is available in his office at mid days (520-621-4917) and also briefly after most practices.
Cats Take Promising Club to Utah for Opener
The unranked Arizona Wildcats (0-0, 0-0 in the Pacific-10 Conference) play an intersectional road season opener for the second consecutive year, traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah, for a Saturday, Sept. 2 contest against the unranked Utah Utes (0-0, 0-0 in the Mountain West Conference). Kickoff in Rice-Eccles Stadium (45,634) is set for 7 p.m. MDT (6 p.m. in Tucson). A capacity crowd is anticipated. The game will be cablecast nationally by ESPN2, with Mark Jones, Gino Torretta and Holly Row describing the play.
Some Game Themes:
Two former Western Athletic Conference foes under different affiliations... The Cats face a bowl-game winner on the road to open a season for the second year running... The Utes, inaugural champion of the Mountain West Conference last year, bring a three-game winning streak, the Cats closed 1999 with three losses... The game represents the first reunion of UA coach Dick Tomey and his former offensive line coach at UA, Ron McBride. Mac was on Tomey=s first three UA staffs from 1987-89... The game features UA=s one-guy quarterback situation for the first time in four seasons -- Ortege Jenkins -- against Utah=s two-pronged attack of Darnell Arceneaux and T.D. Croshaw... The Utes take stock of their year with three consecutive games against Pac-10 teams, starting with Arizona... Meantime, UA plays MWC affiliate San Diego State in two weeks
It's the first regular-season meeting of the teams since 1983, when Arizona won 38-0 in Tucson. Utah leads the series 17-13-2 and won the last game, a 16-13 decision over UA in the 1994 Freedom Bowl... Arizona won the previous six games but five were played in the 1970s... Arizona played most MWC teams while in the WAC for 16 years from 1962-77 and is 102-67-7 against current squads, largely because of its 43-18 edge over New Mexico... Utah is 44-82-3 vs. the Pac-10
Arizona--Dick Tomey (DePauw '64) is in his 14th year at Arizona (90-58-4) and 24th overall (153-104-7). He is the winningest coach at both Arizona and Hawaii. He is 3-4 against Utah including a 3-3 mark while at Hawai=i. UtahBRon McBride (San Jose State >64) is in his 11th season at Salt Lake City and 11th overall (71-46) as a head coach. The two coaches meet competitively for the first time.
Arizona's final days of preseason camp left some question marks about some position battles (noted below), but the depth chart appears in pretty good order. Tomey incorporated more early hitting than in any of his previous 13 UA fall camps. For example, on the first day of full pads, the team scrimmaged for about 90 minutes, running nearly 100 plays at full speed. Despite some nagging pains, the team emerged largely unscathed and in an apparent different frame of mind: Tomey says the 2000 Wildcats appear to be a team with the right amount of guys who like to hit. Taken as a whole such a tendency will be a welcome influence and possibly re-invent some of the verve with which Arizona football was played in the 1990s. Some individual heroics charted UA football a year ago, but Tomey's coaching profile always emphasizes team play.
Utes Minutiae and Match Up Notes:
Coach Ron McBride led the Utes to a 9-3 record and final Top 10 rankings in both polls a year ago... Utah's 336 yards per game allowed would have led the Pac-10 in total defense a year ago by a wide margin... Arizona has no players from Utah on its roster and Utah has only four Arizonans... Utah assistant coach Don Eck spent the 1990 season as a graduate assistant to Tomey at UA, helping McBride coach the offensive line... McBride has coached Utah to five bowl games, four more than any other Utah coach, including two Copper Bowls in Tucson... The Utes are 5-5 in season openers under McBride... A trio of seniors appears to give Utah some superb support. Wide receiver Steve Smith is said to be one of the most exciting Utah players in history. He's a top candidate for MWC Player of the Year. In 1999 he had 43 receptions for a 20-yard average, scoring eight touchdowns, plus led the league in all-purpose yardade (140 ypg). Cornerback Andre Dyson is a second-team All-MWC pick and tied for the league lead with six interceptions last year. Linebacker Kautai Olevao was a first-team all-league pick for two consecutive years and has 34 games of experience
Arizona Coach Dick Tomey:
Tomey, 62, a member of the American Football Coaches Association Board of Trustees, enters his 14th season at UA and is the school's -- and Hawai'i's -- all-time victories leader. Tomey is No. 8 on the all-time list of Pac-10 conference coaching victories and the leading active coach. He has had nine winning seasons and two .500 years in his tenure at Arizona, plus taken seven teams to bowl games. Tomey's leadership and recruiting ability have helped Arizona attract players who earned 17 All-America honors during the last decade, plus Arizona had 60 players in the professional ranks during the 1990s. His players have won four Pac-10 defensive Player of the Year awards, five Morris Trophy awards for top league lineman and six major national awards -- Thorpe Award, Outland Trophy, Bronco Nagurski Award, UPI Lineman of the Year, Lou Groza Award and the Mosi Tatupu Award. He is No. 9 among active Division I-A coaches in career victories. Tomey is one of only three coaches to be the all-time victories leader at two schools, joining Bear Bryant (Kentucky/Alabama) and George Welsk (Navy/Virginia). He has suffered only three losing seasons in 23 years as a head coach.
Overall record: 153-104-7 (.593)
Pac-10 record: 57-44-4
UA record: 90-58-7 (.603)
UA home record: 59-23-2
UA road record: 31-34-2
Winningest Pac-10 Coaches By Conference Victories: 1. Terry Donahue, UCLA (1976-95) 98-51-5 2. Don James, Washington (1975-92) 97-38-2 3. John McKay, USC (1960-75 70-17-3 4. Howard Jones, USC (1925-40) 65-23-12 5. O.E. Hollingberry, WSU (1926-42) 64-43-10 6. John Robinson, USC (1976-82, 93-97) 63-23-3 7. Larry Smith, Arizona (1980-86; USC 87-92) 63-34-4 8. Dick Tomey, Arizona (1987-) 57-44-4 Arizona and the Pac-10 in the 1990s Team W L T Pct. Bowl Record Washington 82 35 1 .699 3-5 Arizona 71 46 1 .606 3-3 UCLA 70 45 0 .608 2-3 Oregon 70 48 0 .593 2-5 USC 68 49 3 .579 3-3 ASU 61 51 0 .545 1-2 Stanford 60 54 2 .526 2-3 California 55 59 1 .483 3-1 WSU 52 61 0 .460 2-1 OSU 29 81 1 .266 0-1
Starting outside linebacker Adrian Koch re-injured the medial collateral ligament in his right knee Aug. 16 and is questionable for the Utah game, though it appears he'll be able to play later. Starting WR Brad Brennan missed considerable action in camp because of a back problem and is probable. Starting guard Steven Grace has a shoulder injury from camp but is probable. Starting DT Keoni Fraser has a hand injury but is probable. Starting tailback Leo Mills has a quadriceps injury but is probable. Starting ILB Antonio Pierce has a hamstring injury but is probable. Starting DT Young Thompson has a sore back but is probable for Utah. Reserve DE Aaron Huisman likely will miss the Utah game with a concussion. Other ailments caused loss of practice time by some depth-chart players but are generally expected to improve by the Utah trip: backup DT Ben Alualu (knee), starting ILB Lance Briggs (shoulder), backup OT Makai Freitas (wrist), kick blocker/TE Pete Hansen (knee), PK Sean Keel (shin), WR Gary Love (ankle), special teams player Scott McKee (hamstring), DE Mike Robertson (groin), OLB Austin Uku (shoulder), WR Brandon Marshall (elbow).
Arizona Travel Plans
The team departs Tucson via Champion air charter at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, with scheduled arrival at Salt Lake City at 6:45 p.m. The team will hold a stadium walk-through at Rice-Eccles shortly after landing, and quarter at the Salt Lake City Marriott (801-531-0800). Arizona SIDs Tom Duddleston and Matt Rector will accompany the team. UA is scheduled to leave following the game Saturday night, with arrival in Tucson scheduled for 2 a.m..
New Players In Action
A number of new faces should be in action for the first time at Utah. Notable are redshirt freshmen cornerbacks Michael Jolivette and David Hinton, redshirt freshman free safety Clay Hardt, junior college corner Jermaine Chatman, redshirt freshman OLB Joe Siofele; redshirt freshmen receivers Andrae Thurman, Gary Love and Lance Relford; junior college redshirt offensive guard Kevin Barry, and possibly redshirt freshman QB Cliff Watkins. As a group, true freshmen running backs Clarence Farmer, Anthony Fulcher, Tremaine Cox and Chris Harris should provide one or two newcomers to the offensive backfield. Redshirt freshman place kicker Bobby Gill is the No. 2 kicker.
Arizona enters the Utah game and 2000 season with some stiff competition at a number of positions. The backup quarterback situation involves sophomore letterman Jason Johnson and redshirt freshman Cliff Watkins, one of whom will soon receive the most practice work behind starter Ortege Jenkins. It's a good bet whichever plays vs. the Utes is the guy. At running back, it's likely one or two of the true freshmen -- Farmer, Fulcher, Cox or Harris -- will evolve into a 2000 rotation player and Tomey's said it will be the best blocker. Leo Mills and Larry Croom, the incumbent 1-2s, are fighting for the top spot. At right guard, juco redshirt Kevin Barry and soph letterman Aaron Higginbotham both will play and have held a spirited battle for the starting nod. Higginbotham can play both sides if Steven Grace's shoulder injury warrants work at LG. Tomey's called Barry the best drive blocker on the line. At wide receiver the Cats have a logjam of competitive players behind senior Brad Brennan and soph Bobby Wade -- Brandon Marshall, Malosi Leonard, Andrae Thurman, Gary Love and Lance Relford. UA coaches typically settle on a group of about five, but all could figure in the picture. Walk-on Jeff Wilk and junior Peter Hansen are competing for the No. 3 tight end spot, which could come into play because top guy Brandon Manumaleuna can play fullback and h-back in power sets. Tomey says soph letterman James Hugo is a good enough tight end to give the Cats some flexibility in that regard. In the secondary, redshirt freshman David Hinton and juco newcomer Jermaine Chatman are contesting the field corner spot, while sophomore starter Jarvie Worcester and redshirt freshman Clay Hardt have battled for the free safety position. Junior letterman Zaharius Johnson has been pushing redshirt junior Brandon Nash at SS, while Anthony Banks should see action behind Michael Jolivette at boundary corner. Junior letterman Shelton Ross has seen considerable action with the top unit at ILB, where soph Lance Briggs and senior Antonio Pierce appeared to be set as starters. With OLB Adrian Koch's knee injury in camp, redshirt freshman Joe Siofele moved up, but either Koch or senior letterman Austin Uku could contest. Then there's place kicker, where incumbent Sean Keel is fending off Bobby Gill and Doug Jones.
Red Zone Offense and Defense:
Arizona will work hard in 2000 to improve its punch-it-in abilities. The Cats had an inordinate number of long scores in 1999, but hope to play some smash-mouth when it's critical inside the 20.
Arizona in the Red Zone: 0 trips, 0 TD, 0 FG
1st-and-Goal: 0 (0 TD)
Opponents in the Zone: 0 trips, 0 TD, 0 FG
1st-and-Goal: 0 (0 TD)
2000 Turnovers: Arizona 0, Opponents 0
2000 Miscue points: Arizona 0, Opponents 0 (Includes turnover-, blocked kicks- possessions)
Last year, Arizona blocked six kicks and has 14 in the past two seasons. Look for the Wildcats to bring it when field position on opponent punts or place kicks make an opportune moment for a block attempt. Peter Hansen, 6-foot-8, had three blocks alone last year and has five in his career, all place kicks. Others on the squad who've blocked kicks are Joe DE Tafoya and SS Brandon Nash. Arizona had 37 blocks in the last decade and puts strong emphasis on the effort.
2000 Arizona Football Position Views in Brief
Wildcat senior Ortege Jenkins' athletic prowess is documented. It will be interesting to see his play in 2000 as the only ANo. 1" guy after two seasons of shared play with Keith Smith. Jenkins' 1999 season included four starts and one game (final at Arizona State) in which he made only an appearance at wide receiver. For the season he had a career-best completion percentage of 60.3 (the third best in UA history) and the third-best pass efficiency rating in school history at 144.72. He threw (9) and ran (4) for more touchdowns than Smith (10+2). Behind him, coaches need to single out a No. 2 quickly from bewteen sophomore Jason Johnson and redshirt freshman Cliff Watkins. Redshirt freshman Kyle Slager had a good evening in some scrimmage action last Wednesday and might have thrown himself into the picture.
The Cats return two backs capable of being a No. 1 type back -- sophomore Leo Mills and sophomore Larry Croom.. Senior Leon Callen remains in school but will not play while focusing on his academic progress. Mills and Croom each had solid per-carry averages running in spots behind Trung Canidate in 1999. The staff is likely to decide on No. 3 and 4 backs from among four freshmen -- Clarence Farmer, Anthony Fulcher, Tremaine Cox and Chris Harris and probably try to redshirt the others. At fullback and H-back, junior Eli Wnek and juco transfer Mike Detwiler and 1-2, with tight end Brandon Manumaleuna also an option at either spot. Wnek, converted last year after starting at defensive end in 1998, is the type of versatile journeyman player Tomey loves and a top candidate for the team's Bronco Nagurski two-way player award. He shared it a year ago with WR/PR/CB Dennis Northcutt.
Sophomore Bobby Wade and senior Brad Brennan lead a deep cast, though redshirt junior Brandon Marshall is making a bid while Brennan recovers from 1999 hamstring and 2000 summer back injuries. Wade is a top candidate as a kick returner, saw double duty as a cornerback in spring and returned a fumbled pitch 83 yards for a score in the spring game. His 30 receptions for 454 yards and four TDs a year ago were the most catches by a freshman in UA history. Brennan (career 56-1,033, 11 TD) has been the team's yards-per-catch leader the past several years. Junior Malosi Leonard (11-177), Andrae Thurman (RS-Fr.) and Gary Love (RS-Fr.) Each had spots in camp. At tight end, senior Brandon Manumaleuna (20-316, 2TD) and soph Togie Hugo give UA a good pair. Tomey believes Manumaleuna, the second-team All-Pac-10 pick last year, is one of best tight ends in college ball. Former QB and WR Peter Hansen, 6-7, could factor at the TE spot, along with walk-on sophomore Jeff Wilk.
The Cats return four of five starters and the O-line should be a strength in 2000. Senior center Bruce Wiggins, junior tackle Makoa Freitas, junior guard Steven Grace and senior tackle Marques McFadden (played guard in 1999), will open with either juco redshirt Kevin Barry or sophomore letterman Aaron Higginbotham as the new man at right guard. Wiggins and Grace were second-team all-conference selections in 1999. Barry had foot surgery last September which caused him to miss the year but is expected to continue UA's success as finding some help in the junior college ranks. (For example: Frank Middleton, Jose Portilla, Edwin Mulitalo -- each a 1999 NFL player -- came via the juco route in the late 1990s.) Tomey calls Wiggins a team leader in the Areal world of tough interior football,@ and the senior could be the best center in the Pac-10. Nothing like a veteran QB with a veteran OL to make a coaching staff feel pretty good about its offensive capabilities.
With Marcus Bell gone, UA put sophomore Lance Briggs back at his prep All-American position at middle linebacker. He was a notable backup fullback and tailback in his true freshman season last year but appears to have the motor and instincts to be a first-rate ILB. He and senior Antonio Pierce give Arizona some physical presence inside and will be pushed by junior Shelton Ross. Briggs punctuated the very first play of >live' fall drills with a crunching tackle behind the line. On the outside, coaches will open 2000 with a trio at whip linebacker -- senior Adrian Koch, redshirt freshman Joe Siofele and senior Austin Uku. Koch is a former Marine who's seen plenty of action on special teams and will need some immediate time recovering from a left knee injury in camp, Siofele is a young talent with outstanding physical credentials, and Uku saw action as a backup edge rusher in >99.
The Cats have returning starters at three spots -- senior end Joe Tafoya, junior tackle Keoni Fraser and senior end Idris Haroon. Anthony Thomas, who saw action as a true freshman in 1998, redshirted last season and appears capable of earning a starting role inside, though he'll compete with soph Ben Alualu, who had the identical experience. Junior Alex Luna (four starts), juco transfer Tony Thompson and senior Mike Robertson (four starts and some injured time) will contend at end spots along with sophomore letterman Aaron Huisman. Inside, the staff feels sophomore Young Thompson has potential starting ability and will look for depth from redshirt freshman Brandon Phillips. Incoming transfer Johnny Jackson hurt his back in camp but merits another look as an edge rusher. Coaches love true freshman Fata Avegalio at rush end, but hope to be able to redshirt him in 2000.
Arizona will rebuild here, with three brand new starters. Word out of fall camp is good. The unit was last in the league with five interceptions and in pass efficiency defense in 1999. Sophomore free safety Jarvie Worcester had seven starts sharing duty a year ago and sophomore David Laudermilk and junior Anthony Banks (three starts) saw some action at corner, but early returns show redshirt freshmen Michael Jolivette and David Hinton leading the way at cornerbacks, along with juco transfer Jermaine Chatman. Coaches are quite pleased with redshirt sophomore Brandon Nash as the starting strong safety. Backup free safety Clay Hardt could fight for a starting role against Worcester. Junior letterman Zaharius Johnson had several interceptions in camp and offers good depth behind Nash. Nearly everyone near the program expects the secondary to be Arizona's most improved unit.
Kickers, Special Teams
The complexion of Arizona's 1999 season was colored by a 6-for-19 field goal kicking effort shared by several different guys. One of them, Sean Keel, hit five of eight and is back as a sophomore. He's been pushed by fellow walk-on redshirt freshman Bobby Gill and true freshman Doug Jones. UA returns junior Chris Palic at punter and a backup in redshirt freshman Ramey Peru. Arizona has blocked 14 kicks in the last two years (six in 1999) and brings back 6-foot-8 leaper Peter Hansen to spearhead that emphasis. He has blocked five place kicks in his career including three last year. With Dennis Northcutt gone, the Cats lose the nation's leader (18.9) in punt returns. Bobby Wade figures to earn that role, while redshirt freshman Gary Love and several others (Larry Croom, Leo Mills, Andrae Thurman) could develop into kickoff return specialists. Love returned a live kickoff 100 yards in the Cats' spring scrimmage. Arizona will put renewed emphasis in 2000 on kick coverage. The Cats gave up more than 1,000 yards in kickoff returns and finished with a net punting average of 34.2.
Cats On the Web
Arizona football information and information on all University of Arizona athletic programs is available online through a World Wide Web site developed in cooperation with the Total College Sports Network (TCSN) of Raleigh, N.C. (www.totalsports.net). The Arizona URL is http://www.arizcats.com. KNST Radio's' broadcasts of Arizona games are netcast on the Internet, reachable through yahoobroadcast.com (http://www.broadcast.com/sports/ncaa/Arizona/Football/) or www.KNST.com. Additionally, all of Arizona's home games and select road games can be tracked live at the UA web site through TCSNs' TotalCast programming features.
Dick Tomey on Pac-10 Teleconferences:
Media can obtain phone number by calling the Pac-10 Office, 925-932-4411, or the UA media relations office. The conferences feature each Pac-10 coach in succession and begin at 9:30 a.m. (10 minutes each: Price, Erickson, Willingham, Holmoe, Neuheisel, Snyder, Bellotti, Hackett, Toledo, Tomey.)
Tomey's sessions: Tuesday, Sept. 12 11:05 a.m. MST/PDT Tuesday, Sept. 26 11:05 a.m. MST/PDT Tuesday, Oct. 10 11:05 a.m. MST/PDT Tuesday, Oct. 24 11:05 a.m. MST/PDT Tuesday, Nov. 7 12:05 a.m. MST/11:05 PST
The Last Time Arizona...
Returned a punt for a TD: Dennis Northcutt vs. Arizona State (81 yards), '98
Returned a blocked punt for a TD: Trung Canidate vs. Wash. State '96, (Canidate block)
Returned a kickoff for TD: Chris McAlister (100 yards) at Hawaii, 1998, (also vs. UCLA '96)
Returned an interception for a TD: Greg Payne (24 yards) vs. UTEP, 1999
Scored a safety: at Washington State (forced fumble by Austin Uku), 1999 Tafoya), '98
Did not score: at Washington, 1991 (UW 54-0)
Did not score a touchdown: at Oregon, 1994, (UO 10-9)
A back ran for 200 yards (last 2): Trung Canidate (33-221) at OSU 1999; Canidate (27-202 vs. UTEP 1999
A back ran for 100 yards (last 2): Trung Canidate (18-158) vs. ASU 1999; Canidate (11-105) vs. Washington 1999
Blocked a punt (last 3): Brandon Nash vs. Nebraska; Chris McAlister vs. ASU, >98; Chris McAlister at Cal, >98
Blocked a field goal (last 3): Peter Hansen at OSU 1999; Hansen at UCLA 1999; Team vs. Oregon 1999
Blocked a PAT kick (last 3): Peter Hansen vs. Washington 1999; J.J. Joppru vs. MTSU 1999; Hansen at Washington 1998
Scored a 2-pt. conversion (last 2): Ortege Jenkins to B. Manumaleuna vs. UW 1999; Keith Smith to Manumaleuna at WSU 1999
Missed a PAT kick: Sean Keel at ASU 1999
Recovered a fumble for a TD (last 2): Kelvin Hunter (24 yds) vs. USC 1999; Scooter Sprotte (12 yds) vs. ASU 1998
Beat a ranked team (last 3): 31-24 USC (No. 22), 1999; 23-20 Nebraska (No. 14), 1998; 38-3 Oregon (No. 12), 1998
Lost to a ranked team (last 2): 7-41 at Penn State (No. 3), '99; 28-52 vs. UCLA (No. 3), '98
Beat an unranked team: 33-7 at UCLA, 1999
Lost to an unranked team: 27-42 at Arizona State, 1999
Won as a ranked team: 34-19 vs. Middle Tennessee State (Arizona No. 19), 1999
Won as an unranked team: 33-7 at UCLA, 1999
Lost as a ranked team: 22-50 vs. Stanford, 1999 (Arizona No. 19)
Lost as an unranked team: 27-42 at ASU, 1999
Played in tie-breaker game: 41-38 vs. California, 1998
The last time an Opponent...
Returned a punt for a TD: Eric Guliford (68 yards), at Ariz State '91
Recovered a blocked punt for a TD: Frank Primus, Stanford '97
Returned a kickoff for TD (last 2): JaWarren Hooker (89), Washington '97; Saladin McCullough (93), Oregon '97
Returned an interception for a TD: Anthony Vontoure (29 yards), Washington 1999
Scored a safety: vs. Oregon (Ortege Jenkins lateral into endzone), 1999; at TCU, twice, 1999
Did not score: Illinois, '96 (UA 41-0)
Did not score a touchdown: Oregon, >98 (UA 38-3); previous: Illinois, '96
A back ran for 100 yards (last 2): J.R. Redmond (23-112) at ASU, 1999; Ken Simonton (21-149) at Oregon State, 1999
A back ran for 200 yards (last 2): Reuben Droughns (45-202) vs. Oregon, 1999; Saladin McCullough (25-223) at Oregon, 1996
Blocked a punt (last 2): Eric Sturdifen, Penn State '99; Pat Tillman, ASU '97
Blocked a field goal: Terrance Carrole, Oregon State '97
Blocked a PAT kick: Duane Clemons, Andy Jacobs, Regan Upshaw (3, California), '95
Scored a 2-pt. conversion: QB A.J. Feeley rush vs. Oregon, 1999, RB Droughns rush vs. Oregon 1999
Recovered a fumble for a TD: Antuan Simmons (44 yards), Southern California, 1999
Arizona had 26 players in NFL camps entering this, the week of the final cut. Rookies include tailback Trung Canidate of St. Louis, wide receiver Dennis Northcutt of Cleveland and linebacker DaShon Polk of Buffalo. Seventh-round pick Manuia Savea was cut last week by the Browns and free agent DB Greg Payne was in camp earlier with the San Francisco 49ers
UA Quarterback Ortege Jenkins - Career Game-by-Game Result Comp Att Yds TD Int TC Yds TD Notes Jenkins - 1997 UAB No. 3 QB 0 1 0 0 0 2 11 0 mop-up duty, 2 positions at UCLA No. 2 QB 9 15 96 1 0 5 -6 0 in relief SDSU W, 31-28 17 32 285 3 0 11 28 0 first start; 56-yard TD Stanford W, 28-22 18 34 167 4 1 11 23 0 4-for-4 TD in red zone Washington L, 28-58 22 46 348 1 1 8 -39 0 directed 445 yards total offense Wash State L, 34-35 OT 20 42 246 4 0 12 8 1 Responsible for 5 TDs Oregon State W, 27-7 18 33 238 3 0 2 2 1 to No. 4 UA season TD throws California W, 41-38 2OT 4 11 95 0 1 3 -7 0 started, 2 scoring drives ASU W, 28-16 7 19 194 3 2 11 33 0 37-, 40-, 29-yd TD throws New Mexico 1 series 0 4 0 0 1 3 -14 0 Senior Brady Batten started and went most of the way Jenkins -- 1998 at Hawaii W, 27-6 3 11 19 0 0 2 -1 0 Thwarted drives in his 6 series at Stanford entered trailing8 14 158 1 0 7 25 0 2 scoring drives; 6 series vs. Iowa increased lead 4 10 118 0 0 5 17 0 2 score drives, 7 series, 76-yd pass at SDSU 5 series 6 9 75 1 1 4 13 0 40-yd pass off scramble at Wash 8; winning drive10 19 111 1 0 5 13 1 flip-flop TD to win game at 0:04 UCLA L, 52-28 14 30 260 1 1 8 26 0 11 series; 3rd-most yds in career at Oregon State W, 28-7 4 6 22 0 0 2 -12 0 4 series, opened lead at 7-0 vs. NLU 4+ series 7 12 62 1 0 2 16 0 2 scoring drives, 14-yard run vs. Oregon 6 series 1 4 8 0 0 4 -7 0 1 scoring drive vs. WSU 3+ series 5 7 68 0 0 2 2 0 11-play, 89-yard scoring drive at Cal 5 series 5 9 50 0 1 5 0 0 >2-minute= drive for long FG at half ASU 8 series 3 11 60 0 1 10 64 1 led team on drives for 24 pts Nebraska 4 series 1 4 15 0 0 5 -18 0 2 plays on winning drive Jenkins -- 1999 at Penn State 8 series 8 14 104 1 0 11 16 0 led team on lone scoring drive at TCU 9, come-back 5 9 163 2 1 15 -20 0 21-point flurry 3rd Q; 2-pt PAT run, WR on winning drive vs. MTSU W, 34-19 16 23 118 1 0 4 21 1 zero-turnover direction; 8-yard TD run; 10 series vs. Stanford L, 22-50 15 23 200 3 0 10 -63 0 sixth 3-plus TD game in his career; 11 series at WSU W, 30-24 6 8 61 0 0 3 -6 0 1st scoring drive; 3 series vs. USC 1 series 0 1 0 0 0 2 -7 0 1 reception, +/- 10 plays at WR vs. UTEP 10, come-back 10 17 113 1 1 11 83 1 brought UA back from 14 pts down; 52-yd run vs. Oregon L, 41-44