Category: Arizona Wildcats

AllPac10.com: Chronicle of the 2009-10 Pac-10 Football Season

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, September 3, 2010 1:59 pm

Thank you all for your support over the 2009-10 football season. We had a great time bringing you coverage, opinion, and predictions of all ten of the Pac-10’s team. We continue to be huge fans of the conference, and our experience with this site brought us even more respect for its great fans.

Thank you,
Dave and Sam

Holiday Bowl: Arizona Wildcats VS. Nebraska Cornhuskers

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, December 30, 2009 12:12 pm

PACIFIC LIFE HOLIDAY BOWL
San Diego, California
#20 Arizona Wildcats (8-4) VS. #22 Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-4)
Wednesday, December 30, 5:00 PM PST

Las Vegas Favorite: Nebraska -3.0

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Pac-10 Bowl Matchups

By Dave Consolazio, December 8, 2009 3:01 pm

MAACO BOWL LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas, Nevada
#18 Oregon State Beavers (8-4) VS. #14 BYU Cougars (10-2)
Tuesday, December 22, 5:00 PM PST

SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION POINSETTIA BOWL
San Diego, California
#23 Utah Utes (9-3) VS. Cal Bears (8-4)
Wednesday, December 23, 5:00 PM PST

EMERALD BOWL
San Francisco, California
Boston College Eagles (8-4) VS. #24 USC Trojans (8-4)
Saturday, December 26, 5:00 PM PST

PACIFIC LIFE HOLIDAY BOWL
San Diego, California
#20 Arizona Wildcats (8-4) VS. #22 Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-4)
Wednesday, December 30, 5:00 PM PST

BRUT SUN BOWL
El Paso, Texas
Oklahoma Sooners (7-5) VS. #21 Stanford Cardinal (8-4)
Thursday, December 31, 11:00 AM PST

ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY CITI
Pasadena, California
#8 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-2) VS. #7 Oregon Ducks (10-2)
Friday, January 1, 1:30 PM PST


UCLA – *UCLA will receive invite to the EagleBank Bowl if Navy defeats Army

Week 14 Game Matchup: Arizona Wildcats VS. USC Trojans

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, December 3, 2009 2:59 pm

Arizona Wildcats (7-4) vs. USC Trojans (8-3)
Saturday, December 5, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -7.0

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Pac-10 Pros Three Stars of the Week: Aaron Rodgers, Justin Forsett, Andre Iguodala

By Brian Consolazio, December 1, 2009 8:04 pm

#1 Star: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Alma Mater: Cal
Stats (11/26): 28 for 39 348 Yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 124.7 QB Rating

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers continued their push for one of the NFC Wild Card spots in a huge Thanksgiving Day beat down against the Detroit Lions 34 – 12. Rodgers matched a career high in touchdowns this week and once again showed what he can do with time in the pocket.

Down 7 – 0, Rodgers connected with Donald Lee on a seven yard touchdown reception to the right to tie the game at seven. With the Packers up 13 – 7 at halftime, Rodgers kicked it up another notch in the second half completing another seven yard touchdown score, this time to Donald Driver, and a 21 yard shot down the middle to James Jones to give the Packers a 27 – 7 lead late in the third quarter. The Packers would coast to victory and Rodgers would also finish the game with his second highest QB Rating of the season.

Rodgers had his fourth 340+ yard game of the season and the Packers are 3-1 this season when he has hit that mark. If he can continue to get time in the pocket and spread the ball around like he has (completed passes to eight different receivers), the Packers should continue to roll right along and get into a playoff spot.

# 2 Star: Justin Forsett, Seattle Seahawks
Alma Mater: Cal
Stats (11/29): 22 Rushes for 130 Yards, 2 TDs

With Julius Jones still out due to injury, Justin Forsett once again put up huge numbers to lead the Seattle Seahawks to victory this week over the St. Louis Rams 27 – 17. Forsett also led the Seahawks to their first road victory of the year, coming in at 0-5.

Forsett started off the scoring in the game with a three yard rush to the right to give the Seahawks a 7 – 0 lead. Up 17 – 10 early in the fourth quarter, Forsett pounded in a two yard rush to the left this time to put the game out of reach at 24 – 10. Forsett averaged 5.9 yards per carry and posted his second 120+ yard game in his three starts.

I know the old saying goes “you cant lose your starting position to injury”, but Mora is going to have a tough decision when Jones comes back next week. Forsett has 385 yards with a 6.8 yard average while Jones has 392 yards on a 3.7 yard average. You make the call.

# 3 Star: Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers
Alma Mater: Arizona
Stats (11/24 – 11/30): 18.6 Pts, 7.4 Rebs, 6.6 Asts, 2.6 Stls, 37% FG Pct

The Philadelphia 76ers are not off to the best start in the world (5-13) and have lost seven straight, but they definitely cannot point the finger at their star shooting guard/small forward Andre Iguodala. Iguodala has found a way to put up his usual points as well as spread the ball around leading the 76ers in assists in all five games during the week.

On November 25th, against the Boston Celtics, Iguodala posted his best game of the week. He had 25 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, and one steal in the three point loss. Against the Hawks on November 27th, Iguodala again flirted with a triple double, posting 16 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and two steals. Against the Spurs two nights later, Iguodala once again filled the stat sheet with 21 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and a season high five steals.

If Iguodala can continue to put up these types of numbers, and anyone else on the team can step up and help him out a little, the 76ers could potentially turn things around. Iguodala is a superstar in the league and it is a shame that he plays on such a bad team where a lot of people don’t get to see him to often.

Honorable Mentions:

Cal’s Tony Gonzalez (9 Receptions for 83 Yards)
USC’s Brian Cushing (11 Tackles, 1 INT, 1 TD)
UCLA’s Baron Davis (21.3 Pts, 3.7 Rebs, 6.0 Asts, 1.0 Stls 52% FG Pct)
Stanford’s Brook Lopez (21.8 Pts, 10.0 Rebs, 1.8 Asts 1.3 Blks 49% FG Pct)

Week 13 Game Matchup: Arizona Wildcats VS. Arizona State Sun Devils

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 27, 2009 10:01 am

Arizona Wildcats (6-4) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (4-7)
Saturday, November 28, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Arizona -3.0

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Pac-10 Week 12 Notes and Observations: Arizona Wildcats

By Dave Consolazio, November 23, 2009 5:18 pm

Arizona Wildcats 6-4 Overall (4-3 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Oregon 44 – Arizona 41 (2OT)

Next Week’s Opponent: @Arizona State


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Pac-10 Tiebreakers: What Oregon Ducks, Stanford Cardinal, Oregon State Beavers, and Arizona Wildcats Need to Win the Pac-10

By Dave Consolazio, November 19, 2009 5:19 am

Worried about tiebreakers? Wondering what you should be rooting for in the next few weeks? I’ve done my best to spell out every possible outcome; including plenty of extremely complicated ones involving a highly improbable Washington State upset over Oregon State.

Short Answer:

Oregon and Arizona both control their own destiny, and if they win out, they are in.

Oregon State only needs a single Arizona loss to get in if they beat Oregon.

Stanford needs a perfect storm, but it isn’t impossible. They need a win over Cal, Arizona to beat Oregon, Oregon to beat Oregon State, and Arizona to lose a game (to ASU or USC).

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Week 12 Game Matchup: Oregon Ducks VS. Arizona Wildcats

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 18, 2009 4:17 pm

Oregon Ducks (8-2) vs. Arizona Wildcats (6-3)
Saturday, November 21, 5:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Oregon -6.0
*AllPac10 Game of the Week*

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Pac-10 Week 11 Notes and Observations: Arizona Wildcats

Arizona Wildcats 6-3 Overall (4-2 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Cal 24 – Arizona 16

Next Week’s Opponent: Oregon


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The Stanford Cardinal end the USC Trojans reign; and why the Pac-10 is the best conference in college football

By Dave Consolazio, November 17, 2009 4:49 am

USC’S REIGN AT THE TOP IS OVER – FOR NOW

Ding Dong’ the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!

For some reason, this song was running through my head as I watched Stanford pummel USC.

For Trojans fans, it has been a fantastic ride for the last seven years. So fantastic, in fact, that Trojan fans are completely guilty of taking it for granted. Every single one of them (myself, included).

Virtually every hiccup along the way has cost USC a trip to the National Championship, which in turn turned the Rose Bowl into a consolation prize of sorts. USC fans are always disappointed to “only” win the Pac-10 and “only” go to the Rose Bowl.

And that’s one of the reasons why fans around the conference have hated the USC Trojans and their fans for the better part of a decade now, and as Stanford drove the final nail into the coffin that Washington had opened and Oregon had closed, there is plenty of reason for the rest of the conference to celebrate.

A friend of mine asked me, “Dave, you know your Pac-10; Is USC done for? I mean, I know they are this season, but are they done for good?”

I’m surprised at how many people are living in the moment so badly that they are actually asking this question. NO, USC isn’t done for good. They still have one of the best coaches in the country and a never-ending stable of 4 and 5-star talent. They will be a serious contender for the Pac-10 title next year, as well as the years to come.

The beauty, though, is that they won’t be the only serious contender. 2009 will not mark the beginning of the end of USC as a football power; but it will mark the end of their stranglehold over the rest of the conference.

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AllPac10’s CBSSports.com BlogPoll: Top 25 Poll for Week 12

By Sam Saig, November 16, 2009 4:16 pm

AllPac10.com was excited to accept an invitation to join CBSSports.com’s Blog Poll, which is run by Brian Cook who has a great Michigan blog over at www.mgoblog.com. You can read more about the premise by heading over to the Blog Poll via the link below, but it is essentially like a coaches or media poll except it is made up by top blogs across the country!

Rank Team Delta
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Alabama
4 TCU – The Horned Frogs continue to earn my respect, and I’m starting to believe they could beat any one of the so-called “Big Three”.
5 Cincinnati – Quality win against West Virginia.
6 Boise State
7 Oregon – The loss to Stanford looks okay to me. Now the Ducks will have a chance to put a firm grasp on the Pac-10 title race if they can get by UA in Tucson. 2
8 Georgia Tech
9 Stanford – Toby Gerhart better be in New York for the Heisman Ceremony. This Cardinal team is playing the best football of any team in the Pac-10 right now. 14
10 Pittsburgh – I’ve always liked Dave Wannstedt and I am beginning to really believe in this Pitt team. 2
11 LSU – Unimpressive win over Louisiana Tech 4
12 Ohio State – Buckeyes clinched a Rose Bowl birth… but can OSU finally beat someone from another conference? 2
13 Penn State 3
14 Iowa 1
15 Oregon State – The Beavers are quietly in contention to win the Pac-10… just the way Mike Riley likes it. 7
16 Virginia Tech 3
17 Wisconsin 3
18 Southern Cal – Unfamiliar times in Troy. 8
19 Miami (Florida) – The “U” isn’t quite back yet. 8
20 Houston 1
21 Utah – Everyone expected a dogfight between TCU and Utah, but the Frogs weren’t having it. 4
22 Clemson 2
23 Brigham Young
24 California – The Bears deserve to be back in the rankings (for now) after a very good win over Arizona
25 Arizona – The ‘Cats Rose Bowl hopes took a hit, but they have a chance to quickly redeem themselves against Oregon this week. 10
Last week’s ballot
Dropped Out: Oklahoma State (#18), Auburn (#25).

Week 11 Game Matchup: Arizona Wildcats VS. Cal Bears

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 12, 2009 7:29 pm

Arizona Wildcats (6-2) vs. Cal Bears (6-3)
Saturday, November 14, 4:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Cal -3.0

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Pac-10 Week 10 Notes and Observations: Arizona Wildcats

By Dave Consolazio, November 11, 2009 7:25 am

Arizona Wildcats 6-2 Overall (4-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Arizona 48 – Washington State 7

Next Week’s Opponent: @Cal


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AllPac10’s CBSSports.com BlogPoll: Top 25 Poll for Week 11

By Sam Saig, November 9, 2009 5:13 pm

AllPac10.com was excited to accept an invitation to join CBSSports.com’s Blog Poll, which is run by Brian Cook who has a great Michigan blog over at www.mgoblog.com. You can read more about the premise by heading over to the Blog Poll via the link below, but it is essentially like a coaches or media poll except it is made up by top blogs across the country!

Rank Team Delta
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Alabama – Hard fought win over a physical LSU team.
4 TCU – The Horned Frogs may not play a tough schedule, but this is a very good football team that could play with anybody right now. 3
5 Cincinnati 1
6 Boise State – The nightmarish Oregon/Boise State ranking argument appears to have worked itself out. 2
7 LSU – A very game effort against ‘Bama. 2
8 Georgia Tech 3
9 Oregon – Disappointing loss for a team that was a fringe national title contender. Now, the path to the Rose Bowl will not be nearly as easy as many thought it would. 5
10 Southern Cal – Don’t look now, but those same old Trojans are back in the Pac-10 title picture even after a lackluster win over ASU. 2
11 Miami (Florida) 3
12 Pittsburgh – The more I look at Cincinnati and Pitt, the less I can tell them apart. Should be fun when the Bearcats and Panthers meet. 6
13 Iowa – When you play with fire, you get burned. 8
14 Ohio State 1
15 Arizona – ‘Cats didn’t prove much by dismantling Wazzu, but the team still sits atop the Pac-10 with Oregon. 2
16 Penn State 6
17 Utah 2
18 Oklahoma State 1
19 Virginia Tech 3
20 Wisconsin 4
21 Houston 2
22 Oregon State – Beavers are starting to make their annual late season push, and QB Sean Canfield is playing at an all-conference level.
23 Stanford – Tremendous win for Jim Harbaugh’s program. Can they slay another Pac-10 giant this week?
24 Clemson
25 Auburn
Last week’s ballot
Dropped Out: Notre Dame (#16), Oklahoma (#20), California (#21), Brigham Young (#25).

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