Stanford (2-2, 1-1) at Arizona (1-4, 0-2), 4:07 p.m. (MST) Saturday, Oct. 10, 56,000-seat Arizona Stadium. The game will not be televised. Radio: Host Communications/KCUB 1290 AM, KHYT 107.5 FM, KQTL 1210 AM (Spanish).
A delayed, on-demand video webcast will be available online through www.arizonaathletics.com immediately following the game for subscribers to All-Access, Arizona's premium online multimedia service. Subscribers can also listen to live audio of the radio broadcast. The cost for All-Access is $6/month for audio only, and $9/month for audio and video. Free live statistics of the game are also available.
Some Game Themes
Hispanic Heritage Day
The UA and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day Saturday, Oct. 15, in connection with the Stanford-Arizona game. Noted local Hispanic musical groups will play at Fan Fiesta, the tailgate and during halftime, plus school-age artwork will be featured on the stadium video board. Contact the UA for ticket information at 621-2287 or 800-452-2287, or visit the McKale Center Ticket Office.
The UA is believed to have the longest running Spanish-language radio broadcasts among Division I-A football programs. The home-game radio broadcasts began in 1990 on KTZR and currently are carried through the school's Host Communications media contract on KQTL 1210 AM, which also carries men’s home basketball games in Spanish...
With 10 minutes left against No. 1 Southern California in the Coliseum,
Quick Hits From USC
- Syndric Steptoe twice eclipsed his career-high for a kickoff return, going 37 yards on his first return of the game and then improving it yet again with a 76-yarder later in the contest.
- Steptoe also pulled in one pass for nine yards against USC to extend his streak to 12 straight games with at least one reception.
- QB Richard Kovalcheck tied his career-high with three TD passes against the top-ranked Trojans.
- Mike Thomas tied his career-long with a 42 yard TD reception in the third quarter. It tied UA’s longest play from scrimmage this season and was the longest scoring play of the year as well.
- CB Wilrey Fontenot picked off his third career pass in the game.
- TE Brad Wood caught his fifth TD pass of the season.
- RB Gilbert Harris caught his first career TD pass.
- FS Darrell Brooks recorded a career-high 14 tackles in the game
The Cats and The Cardinal ?- The All-Time Series
Arizona and Stanford resume their Pac-10 rivalry after a two-year hiatus ... The Wildcats lead the all-time series 12-8 that dates back to 1979 and have won seven of the last 10 meetings, but the Cardinal has enjoyed the most recent success, winning three of the last four and two straight ... Stanford won the last meeting between the two 16-6 in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2002 ... Arizona is 6-3 all-time against Stanford in Arizona Stadium, but has lost the last two meetings (1999, 2001) in the Old Pueblo.
So much has changed since Stanford and
Noting the Cardinal
Stanford heads to Tucson with a 2-2 record and a 1-1 mark in the Pac-10 ... The Cardinal defeated Washington State 24-21 last weekend for its first Pac-10 victory in nearly a year ... Stanford is averaging 325.75 yards of total offense (134.25 rush, 191.50 pass) a figure that ranks 93rd in the among D-IA teams ... Defensively the Cardinal is giving up an average of 455.25 yards per game (174.50 rush, 280.75 pass), 108th in the nation ... QB Trent Edwards paces the Cardinal offense, tossing five TD passes this season against just two picks ... Stanford outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Tom Quinn was a three-year letterman for Dick Tomey's Arizona clubs from 1988-90, as a reserve inside linebacker and special teams player, including a stint as long snapper as a sophomore. TQ played as a graduate his final year and earned a master's degree in 1991. He joined former Tomey assistant Dave Fagg at
After three games of some undisciplined play that resulted in 31 total penalties for 220 yards,
Making the Most of It
Despite a disadvantage of nearly 14 minutes in possession time,
UA per play
Opp per play
The Third 15
Playing their opponents nearly even in the first, second and fourth quarters, the Wildcats have struggled in the third frame this season.
The Wildcats average time of possession on its three scoring drives against top-ranked USC last weekend was just 1:26. Arizona used up 1:12 on its opening TD, needed just 30 seconds on its second score and ”drove” for 2:36 on its final TD of contest. Ironically, UA’s most time consuming scoring drive against USC was the shortest distance-wise of the game (22 yards) thanks to a 76-yard kickoff return by Syndric Steptoe. For the year, the Wildcats are averaging 3:05 on its 13 TD drives and have scored seven TDs in under three minutes on the year.
Bootin Danny Baugher
Ray Guy Award nominee Danny Baugher has almost single handedly eliminated opposition punt returns all together this season. The Division IA leader in punting with a 48.4 yard per kick average, Baugher and the punt coverage unit has allowed just six of his 27 kicks this season to be returned. He has placed nine punts inside the opposition’s 20-yard line and has had a kick of 50 or more yards in all five games this season. All totaled, Baugher has 13 kicks over 50 yards and he has punted for 1,307 yards
Already the career punts leader at
Probably the national announcers should learn how to pronounce the name. Or maybe Danny should re-spell his name 'Bogger.' Whatever. UA punter Danny Baugher is making it look like he'll at least remake the