November 9, 2007

UA could be saving its best for last

The homecoming weekend was my first trip back to Tucson since I left in May and I was hoping I would get to see a big win for the Cats in person. The game that the Wildcats played the previous week against the University of Washington left me hopeful and optimistic about the chances of seeing another big win for homecoming.

In the previous two years the Wildcats have proven to be a very dangerous team on homecoming, and this team kept that young tradition alive. The game that the Cats played against the Washington Huskies showed that the team could do what it takes to win a tight game, and that was very exciting to see.

I think most fans remained cautiously optimistic about what Arizona was going to do against a very unpredictable UCLA team, but any questions about how the Wildcats were going to play the Bruins were answered early in the game as the U of A came out swinging.

In my opinion this game was not nearly as close as the scoreboard said it was at the end of the game. For maybe the first time all season the Wildcats looked like the dominant team on the field for four full quarters.

Willie Tuitama was able to find the open receivers all day long and picked apart the UCLA defense, continuing his high level play from the UW game. Tuitama has really looked like the quarterback that everyone hoped he would be in this offense over the course of the past two games, and his play has propelled the Cats to victory for two weeks in a row.

Sonny Dykes has mentioned that this offense will take whatever the opposing defense will give and it seemed as though everything was there for the taking against the Bruins. Homecoming was a huge day for both the running and passing games and this offense really looks like it's beginning to fire on all cylinders.

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