NCAAF Game Recap - Washington at Arizona
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

Oct 12, 2019, 11:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Washington (5-2)

6

7

14

24

51

Arizona (4-2)

0

17

0

10

27

Eason, Ahmed lead Washington over Arizona 51-27
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:36 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Jacob Eason and the Washington offense had struggled for the better part of two games by the time the quarterback saw Aaron Fuller sprinting toward the front corner of the end zone. Then came a beautifully-thrown ball over Fuller's right shoulder for a 22-yard touchdown.

Suddenly, the Huskies couldn't stop scoring.

Eason threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns, Salvon Ahmed ran for three touchdowns and Washington rallied in the second half to beat Arizona 51-27 on Saturday night.

It was an impressive bounce back win - especially for the offense - after a deflating 23-13 loss to Stanford the week before.

"We know how we can play football," Eason said. "Some guys stepped up. We played our brand of football in the second half and it showed today."

Washington (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12) trailed 17-13 at halftime but responded with two touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 27-17 lead.

The Huskies left little doubt about the outcome early in the fourth quarter after two good throws by Eason.

The first was a 39-yard completion to Jordan Chin over the middle of the field and the second was the 22-yarder to Fuller that led him into the corner of the end zone, just inside the pylon.

If was quite the offensive performance after a rough first half. Washington finished with 207 yards rushing, including 106 yards by Sean McGrew and another 95 from Ahmed.

"Credit to the kids," Washington coach Chris Petersen said. "There wasn't a lot to say. They just knew it wasn't good enough. We couldn't get into any sort of rhythm. We'd have a penalty, a false start, or wouldn't make a play.

"We knew if we could stay on the field, we would get a rhythm going."

Arizona (4-2, 2-1) had its four-game win streak snapped. Khalil Tate threw for 184 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He couldn't find any of his usual running room and finished with minus-28 yards on the ground.

The Wildcats were hurt by four turnovers, including three lost fumbles.

"You can't play a team of that caliber and turn it over that many times," Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin said.

Washington jumped to a 13-3 lead midway through the second quarter after Tate fumbled while scrambling. Linebacker Brandon Wellington scooped up the bouncing ball and ran it in for a 5-yard touchdown.

Arizona bounced back on the ensuing drive when Tate hit Jamarye Joiner for a 40-yard touchdown pass. The Wildcats scored again on J.J. Taylor's 1-yard run, capping a nine-play, 68-yard touchdown drive just before halftime for a 17-13 lead at the break.

MISSED CHANCES

Washington made a few big plays on special teams in the first quarter but squandered a chance to take a big early lead.

Huskies' defensive lineman Levi Onwuzurike burst through Arizona's defensive line to block a punt on the first drive of the game. Washington didn't score on the ensuing drive, but it did give the Huskies good field position that eventually resulted in a 3-0 lead.

Later in the quarter, a Washington punt bounced off Arizona's Thomas Reid III, who was trying to make a block in front of the punt returner. The Huskies recovered at Arizona's 8-yard line but had to settle for another short field goal and a 6-0 advantage.

INJURIES

Washington linebacker MJ Tafisi was taken off the field on a stretcher late in the third quarter after making a tackle. He was strapped down and had his face mask removed but was moving his arms and waved at the crowd as the cart drove off the field.

Peterson said Tafisi was moving at the hospital and doctors were "doing the final checks" and making sure "they're not missing anything." He hoped Tafisi would be able to go home with the team.

THE TAKEAWAY

Washington: The Huskies are still inconsistent on offense, but Eason made a few good throws in the second half in important moments. The defense put constant pressure on Tate, forcing him into some bad decisions. If Washington can keep up that combination against other teams, it could string some wins together in the second half of the season.

Arizona: The Wildcats couldn't capitalize on the momentum they gained in the second quarter and the team's three lost fumbles hurt. Tate rarely looked comfortable and the Wildcats' offense really struggled without him as a running threat.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Washington has a decent shot at jumping back into the rankings after the win. The Huskies received 54 points in last week's poll, which was four spots out of the Top 25. Arizona was getting some interest, too, but that probably ends after the loss.

UP NEXT

Washington hosts Oregon next Saturday.

Arizona travels to face USC next Saturday.

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Passing

Wash Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Eason 22 15 68.2 2 243 49 0 135.2
Ariz Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Tate 25 13 52.0 1 184 40 1 72.8
G. Gunnell 8 3 37.5 0 25 12 0 46.4

Rushing

Wash Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. McGrew 13 106 8.2 44 0
S. Ahmed 23 95 4.1 13 3
Ariz Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Taylor 18 89 4.9 16 1
N. Tilford 6 49 8.2 25 1

Receiving

Wash Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
P. Nacua 3 97 32.3 49 0
A. Fuller 4 60 15.0 22 1
Ariz Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Peterson 3 64 21.3 29 0
J. Joiner 3 55 18.3 40 1

Fumbles

Wash F FL
A. Fuller 1 1
Ariz F FL
J. Joiner 1 1
K. Tate 1 1

Returning

Wash KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Fuller 0 - 0 0 4 4.5 0 13
L. Onwuzurike 0 - 0 0 1 12.0 0 0
Ariz KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Taylor 1 21.0 0 21 0 - 0 0
T. Reid III 0 - 0 0 1 -10.0 0 0

Punting

Wash Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Whitford 3 145 48.3 67
Ariz Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Aragon 6 240 40.0 50

Takeaways

Wash Int Yds InTD
M. Bryant 0 0 0
R. Bowman 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Wash Ariz
Points For 51 27
Total Yards 450 360
Rushing Yards 207 151
Passing Yards 243 209
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/22 16/33
Turnovers 1 4
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 3/3
First Downs 18 18
Penalties - Yards 8/67 5/33
Time Of Possession 24:24 36:36
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/13 5/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/44 7/34

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Wash Ariz
Wash 9:17 FG Peyton Henry 27 yd FG 3 0
Wash 14:25 FG Peyton Henry 25 yd FG 6 0
2nd Quarter Wash Ariz
Ariz 2:01 FG Lucas Havrisik 50 yd FG 6 3
Ariz 9:29 TD Jamarye Joiner 40 yd pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick) 6 10
Wash 9:30 TD Brandon Wellington 5 yd fumble return (Peyton Henry kick) 13 10
Ariz 13:54 TD J.J. Taylor 1 yd run (Lucas Havrisik kick) 13 17
3rd Quarter Wash Ariz
Wash 4:20 TD Jack Westover 3 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 20 17
Wash 12:19 TD Salvon Ahmed 4 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 27 17
4th Quarter Wash Ariz
Ariz 0:14 FG Lucas Havrisik 31 yd FG 27 20
Wash 1:53 TD Aaron Fuller 22 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 34 20
Wash 5:06 TD Salvon Ahmed 3 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 41 20
Wash 8:01 FG Peyton Henry 27 yd FG 44 20
Ariz 10:35 TD Nathan Tilford 25 yd run (Lucas Havrisik kick) 44 27
Wash 12:48 TD Salvon Ahmed 10 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 51 27

Game Information

Stadium: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Attendance: 47,933
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