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From the Vault: Arizona Beats No. 1 Washington
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 21, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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(From the 1993 Arizona Football Media Guide)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona knocked No. 1-ranked Washington from its lofty perch, beating the Huskies 16-3 in front of 58,510 homecoming fans in Arizona Stadium. UA earlier had knocked Miami from the top spot with a near victory.

The second-largest crowd in stadium history - and the only non-Arizona State game sellout since 1976 - watched Arizona take advantage of four Washington turnovers and earn its fifth straight victory.

UA's Steve McLaughlin kicked two field goals following Husky turnovers. The first gave UA a 3-0 halftime lead as the Cats' defense extended a streak of allowing no '92 first-half touchdowns.

McLaughlin points out the score after one of his three FGs

UW tied the game at 3 shortly into the third quarter and the teams traded possessions after that. In the fourth quarter, the UA used a 17-play, 7-minute drive to set up McLaughlin's second field goal and minutes later Jim Hoffman recovered a fumble on the UW 22. McLaughlin kicked his third of the day to put the Cats up, 9-3. Keshon Johnson later picked off a pass after safety Tony bouie knocked the ball loose from a Husky receiver to stop a Washington drive. The Cats had to punt - one of Josh Miller's eight kicks for a 47.5 average - but held and got the ball back for a six-play drive for the final score, a George Malauulu dive.

The Cats' Billy Johnson carried 21 times for 99 yards and the Arizona defense held the Huskies to 90 yards rushing. Johnson's effort earned him Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week, the fourth weekly honor for Arizona players in '92.

Tedy Bruschi helped stop the option time and again


Washington 0 0 3 0 -3
Arizona 0 3 0 13 -16

UA- McLaughlin Field Goal 34
UW- Hanson Field Goal 34
UA- McLaughlin Field Goal 20
UA- McLaughlin Field Goal 30
UA- Malauulu rush 1 (McLaughlin kick)

First Downs 14 12
Rushes-yards 30-90 54-197
Passing yards 243 54
Return yards -19 66
Passes (C-A-I) 25-42-1 5-12-0
Total Offense 333 251
Punts-Avg. 6-42.0 8-47.3
Fumbles-lost 4-3 2-1
Penalties-yards 3-29 8-61
Possession Time 27:18 32:42

Ariz.: Johnson 21-99, Levy 10-35, Carter 13-26, Malauulu 10-37; Wash.: Kaufman 12-50, Jones 5-14, Brunell 6-16.

Ariz.: Malauulu 5-12-0 54; Wash.: Brunell 25-41-1 243, Bjornson 1-0-0 0.

Ariz.: Dickey 2-29, Taylor, C. 1-10, Johnson, B. 1-11, Griffith 1-4; Wash.: Shelly 6-76, Kralik 6-74, Bruener 2-36, Barry, D 5-33.

Ariz.: Miller 8-47.3; Wash.: Werdel 6-42.0

Game Notes: A hallmark victory for any team - beating No. 1. Arizona people did not call it an upset, either. For the second time during the year, Arizona pushes a team from the top of the rankings...Rob Waldrop makes an impression on national TV, a big step toward earning first-team consensus All-America honors.
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