2018 Arizona Wildcats football
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Record5–7 (4–5 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorNoel Mazzone (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorMarcel Yates (3rd season)
Base defense4–2–5
Captain
Home stadiumArizona Stadium
(Capacity: 55,675)
Uniform
Arizwildcats uniforms13.png
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
No. 13 Washington xy$   7 2     10 4  
No. 10 Washington State x   7 2     11 2  
Stanford   6 3     9 4  
Oregon   5 4     9 4  
California   4 5     7 6  
Oregon State   1 8     2 10  
South Division
Utah xy   6 3     9 5  
Arizona State   5 4     7 6  
USC   4 5     5 7  
Arizona   4 5     5 7  
UCLA   3 6     3 9  
Colorado   2 7     5 7  
Championship: Washington 10, Utah 3
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The season marked the Wildcats's 119th season. They played their home games at the Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona (for the 90th year) and competed members of the South Division (8th season) in the Pac-12 Conference (41st overall season). They were led by first-year head coach Kevin Sumlin.[1] The Wildcats finished the season 5–7 and did not qualify for a bowl game. They went 4–5 in Pac-12 play, tying USC for third place in the South Division.

Previous season

Main article: 2017 Arizona Wildcats football team

The 2017 Arizona Wildcats football team finished the regular season with a 7–5, 5–4 in Pac-12 play to finish in third place in the South Division. They were invited to the Foster Farms Bowl where they fell to Purdue, 35–38. Following the conclusion of his sixth season with the Wildcats, head coach Rich Rodriguez was fired.

Offseason

Offseason departures

The Wildcats have 17 senior graduates only graduated players noted until spring practice. As well as one junior who would choose to forgo their senior season in pursuit of an earlier NFL career. The Wildcats would lose four more players from the 2017 team due to various reasons. Notable departures from the 2017 squad included.

Name Position Year Reason
Donavan Tate QB FR Left from team
Nick Wilson RB SR Graduation
Zach Green RB rSR Graduation
Tyrell Johnson WR SR Graduation
Zach Benjamin WR rSR Graduation
Trevor Wood TE rJR Chose to graduated and transfer
Gerhard de Beer OL rSR Graduation/NFL
Jacob Alsadek OL rSR Graduation
De’Andre Miller DE rSR Graduation
Jack Banda DE rSR Graduation
Brandon Rutt LB JR Chose to Graduated and transfer
Brandon Dawkins QB rJR Chose to Graduated and transfer
Isaiah Strong LB SR Graduation
Christian Boettcher OL SR Graduation
Parker Zellers DL rSR Graduation
Marcus Griffin DL rJR Chose to graduated and transfer
Dane Cruikshank CB rSR Graduation/NFL
Kwesi Mashack CB SR Graduation
Luca Bruno DL rSR Graduation
Larry Tharpe Jr. LB rJR Declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.
Jarvis McCall Jr. S SR Graduation
Francisco Nelson DE rSO Elected to transfer

Recruiting

See also: American football positions, Glossary of American football, and Recruiting (college athletics)

On December 20, 2017, NCAA Football started the first ever early signing period which they signed 15 recruits. On the national signing day the Wildcats received 2 more high school recruits tipping off the signing period with a total of 20 high school recruits, 1 walk-on HS recruit, 2 JUCO transfers and 4 college transfers which totals 28 total recruits in the 2018 offseason.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jaden Mitchell
WR
Las Vegas, NV Desert Oasis HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Apr 28, 2017 Grayshirt.png
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 78
David Watson
OT
Tucson, AZ Amphi HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 300 lb (140 kg) Apr 8, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
2/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 78
Jamarye Joiner
QB
Vail, AZ Cienega HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Sep 25, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 76
Jhevon Hill
ATH
San Bernardino, CA Cajon HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Jul 29, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 76
Mykee Irving
DT
Calabasas, CA Calabasas HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 333 lb (151 kg) Aug 10, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 76
Darrius Smith
RB
Pearland, TX Glenda Dawson HS 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 30, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 74
Adam Plant
DE
Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Nov 19, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 74
Trey Adams
WR
Frisco, TX Wakeland HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Oct 4, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 74
Donovan Laie
OG
Oceanside, CA Oceanside HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 302 lb (137 kg) Oct 23, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 74
Zach Williams
WR
Alpharetta, GA Johns Creek HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Oct 26, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 73
Jake Peters
TE
Santa Margarita, CA Santa Margarita Catholic HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Sep 10, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 73
Issaiah Johnson
ILB
Los Alamitos, CA Los Alamitos HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 15, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 73
McKenzie Barnes
CB
Fresno, CA Edison HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 167 lb (76 kg) Aug 12, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 73
Christian Young
S
Richmond, TX Foster HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 15, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 72
Jailen Bailey
WR
San Diego, CA Abraham Lincoln HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Nov 19, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
2/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 78
Nahe Sulunga
DT
Calabasas, CA Calabasas HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 252 lb (114 kg) Dec 1, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 74
Thomas Marcus
WR
San Diego, CA San Diego HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oct 14, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
2/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 77
Steven Bailey
OG
Peoria, AZ Glendale CC (JC) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 300 lb (140 kg) Dec 3, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 74
P. J. Johnson
DT
Sacramento, CA City College of San Francisco (JC) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 315 lb (143 kg) Dec 20, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
2/5 stars
   Rivals:
2/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 75
Dayven Coleman
S
Mesquite, TX West Mesquite HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Feb 6, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 77
Geno Albini
LS
Wimberley, TX Wimberley HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Walk-On (02/03/18) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Kevin Doyle
QB
West Chester, PA St. John’s College HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Feb 7, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
4/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #40   Rivals: #37  247Sports: #40  ESPN: #26
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Arizona Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  • "2018 Arizona Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  • "2018 Player Commitments – Arizona". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 7, 2018.

Source:

Incoming transfers

In addition to the 2018 recruiting class, Arizona add two JC transfer players from junior college and six transfer players from college, which includes eligible for the current season, to the 2018 roster:

Position key

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Returning starters

Arizona returns 30 starters in 2018, including 15 on offense, 9 on defense, and 5 on special teams.

Indicates player was a starter in 2017 but missed all of 2018 due to injury.

Preseason

Award watch lists

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Lott Trophy[7] Colin Schooler LB SO
Rimington Trophy[8] Nathan Eldridge C JR
Maxwell Award[9] Khalil Tate QB JR
Davey O'Brien Award[10] Khalil Tate QB JR
Doak Walker Award[11] J. J. Taylor RB RS SO
John Mackey Award[12] Bryce Wolma TE SO
Wuerffel Trophy[13] Malcolm Holland DB JR
Paul Hornung Award[14] Shun Brown WR SR
Walter Camp Award[15] Khalil Tate QB JR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[16] Khalil Tate QB JR
Manning Award[17] Khalil Tate QB JR

Pac-12 media poll

The 2018 Pac-12 media days are set for July 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Kevin Sumlin (Head coach), Khalil Tate (QB) & Colin Schooler (ILB) at Pac-12 media days. The Pac-12 media poll was released with the Wildcats predicted to finish in third place at Pac-12 South division.[18]

Media poll (South)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 USC 225 (22)
2 Utah 209 (14)
3 Arizona 178 (3)
4 UCLA 116 (2)
5 Colorado 80 (1)
6 Arizona State 72

Spring game

The 2018 Wildcats had spring practice on March 19, 2018. The 2018 Arizona football spring game will take place in Tucson, AZ on April 14, 2018, and time to be determined.

Date Spring Game Site TV Result
April 14, 2018 Offensive vs. Defense Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ P12N Defense 55–46
2018 Arizona Spring Game
1 234Total
Offense 6 101614 46
Defense 3 3976 55
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Television network: Pac-12

Schedule

Arizona announced its 2018 football schedule on November 16, 2017. The 2018 Wildcats' schedule consists of 7 home and 4 away games for the regular season. Arizona will host nine Pac-12 conference opponents California, Colorado, Oregon, USC and arch-rival Arizona State for the 91st annual Territorial Cup to close out the regular season and will travel to UCLA, Utah, Oregon State and Washington State. Arizona is not scheduled to play Pac-12 North opponents Stanford and Washington in the 2018 regular season. The Wildcats bye week comes during week 11 on November 10.

Arizona's out of conference opponents represent the American and Big Sky conferences. The Wildcats will host two non–conference games which are against Southern Utah (first ever meeting) from the Big Sky and BYU (NCAA Division I FBS independent) and travel to Houston from the American.[19][20]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:45 p.m.BYU*ESPNL 23–2851,002
September 89:00 a.m.at Houston*ABC/ESPN2L 18–4532,534
September 158:00 p.m.Southern Utah*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
P12NW 62–3141,493
September 222:00 p.m.at Oregon StateP12NW 35–1433,022
September 297:30 p.m.USC
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
ESPN2L 20–2443,573
October 67:00 p.m.California
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
FS1W 24–1744,253
October 127:00 p.m.at UtahESPNL 10–4245,862
October 207:30 p.m.at UCLAESPN2L 30–3154,686
October 277:30 p.m.No. 19 Oregondagger
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
ESPNW 44–1542,845
November 28:30 p.m.Colorado
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
FS1W 42–3443,080
November 178:30 p.m.at No. 8 Washington StateESPNL 28–6922,400
November 241:30 p.m.Arizona State
FS1L 40–4151,805
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

Personnel

Roster

2018 Arizona Wildcats Football

Quarterbacks

  • 4 Rhett Rodriguez - Sophomore (6'0, 186)
  • 10 Jamarye Joiner – Freshman (6'1, 210)
  • 11 K’Hari Lane -
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'1, 245)
  • 12 Kevin Doyle – Freshman (6'3, 210)
  • 13 Luke Ashworth – Freshman (6'0, 197)
  • 14 Khalil Tate - Junior (6'2, 215)
  • 17 Andrew Tovar -
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'2, 169)

Running Backs

  • 20 Darrius Smith – Freshman (5'9, 175)
  • 21 J. J. Taylor -
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (5'6, 180)
  • 23 Gary BrightwellSophomore (6'1, 196)
  • 25 Anthony Mariscal –
    Redshirt
    Junior (5'10, 197)
  • 28 Nazar Bombata – Freshman (5'11, 195)
  • 33 Nathan Tilford – Sophomore (6'2, 206)
  • 38 Brandon Leon –
    Redshirt
    Junior (5'8, 201)

Wide Receiver

  • 1 Drew Dixon –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'3, 203)
  • 5 Brian Casteel – Sophomore (6'0, 214)
  • 6 Shun Brown – Senior (5'9, 177) (KR/PR+)
  • 7 DeVaughn Cooper –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (5’10, 175)
  • 9 Tony Ellison –
    Redshirt
    Senior (5'11, 188) (PR+)
  • 16 William Gunnell – Freshman (5'9, 187)
  • 18 Cedric Peterson –
    Redshirt
    Junior (5'11, 188) (KR+)
  • 19 Shawn Poindexter –
    Redshirt
    Senior (6'5, 212)
  • 32 Terrence Johnson –
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'2, 211)
  • 40 Thomas Reid III –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'2, 202)
  • 83 Jailen Bailey – Freshman (5'10, 163)
  • 84 Thomas Marcus – Freshman (6'2, 203)
  • 86 Stanley Berryhill –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (5'9, 169)
  • 87 Joshua Szott – Freshman (6'2, 182)
  • 88 Tre Adams – Freshman (6'3, 190)
  • 89 Brice Vooletich – Freshman (5'10, 194)

Tight End

  • 80 Zach Peters – Freshman (6'4, 222)
  • 81 Bryce Wolma - Sophomore (6'3, 239)
  • 82 Zach Williams – Freshman (6'3, 224)
  • 85 Jamie Nunley -
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (6'5, 230)

Punter

  • 16 Jake Glatting -
    Redshirt
    Senior (6'3, 218)
    (H+)
  • 26 Matt Aragon -
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'5, 211) (WR+)
  • 42 Dylan Klumph - GS Senior (6'3, 230) (H+)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Josh McCauley –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (6'3, 292)
    (C+)
  • 53 Jon Jacobs –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (6'4, 300)
    (OG+)
  • 54 Bryson Cain –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (6'4, 291)
    (OT+)
  • 58 Layth Friekh –
    Redshirt
    Senior (6'5, 300)
    (OT+)
  • 63 Steven Bailey – Junior (6'3, 318) (C+)
  • 64 Nathan Elridge –
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'7, 297)
    (C+)
  • 66 Robert Congel –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'3, 315)
    (OL+)
  • 67 David Watson – Freshman (6'3, 307) (OG+)
  • 70 Thiyo Lukusa –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (6'5, 330)
    (OG+)
  • 72 Edgar Burrola –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'5, 293)
    (OG+)
  • 73 Tyrell Aponte –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'4, 263)
    (OL+)
  • 75 Michael Eletise –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (6'3, 318)
    (OT+)
  • 74 Alex Kosinski –
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'4, 299)
    (OG+)
  • 76 Cody Creason –
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'4, 294)
    (OT+)
  • 78 Donovan Laie – Freshman (6'4, 318)' (OT+)
  • 79 Tyson Gardner –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'3, 277)
    (OL+)

Defensive lineman

  • 12 JB Brown – Sophomore (6'3, 244) (DE+)
  • 44 Kurtis Brown – Sophomore (6'1, 185) (DT+)
  • 52 P. J. Johnson
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'4, 335)
    (DT+)
  • 58 Nahe Sulunga – Freshman (6'2, 270) (DT+)
  • 59 My-King Johnson –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
    (DE+)
  • 60 Mykee Irving – Freshman (6'3, 337) (DL+)
  • 71 Abraham Maiava –
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'2, 295)
    (DL+)
  • 81 Jalen Cochran –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (6'3, 249)
    (DE+)
  • 86 Justin Belknap –
    Redshirt
    Junior
    (DE+)
  • 90 Matt Thomas –
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'1, 274)
    (DT+)
  • 91 Finton Connolly -
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'5, 275)
    (DT+)
  • 94 Sione Taufahema –
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'1, 330)
    (DT+)
  • 99 Dereck Boles -
    Redshirt
    Senior (6'2, 296)
    (DT+)

Linebackers

  • 1 Tony Fields IISophomore (6'1, 225)
  • 7 Colin SchoolerSophomore (6'0, 226)
  • 14 Kylan Wilborn – Sophomore (6'2, 245)
  • 26 Anthony Pandy – Sophomore (6'0, 225)
  • 34 Jacob Colacion –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (6'1, 218)
  • 45 Issaiah Johnson – Freshman (6'1, 235)
  • 47 Rourke Freeburg –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'2, 200)
  • 48 Parker Henley –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (5'11, 222)
  • 49 Jalen Harris –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'4, 212)
  • 50 Ken Samson –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'1, 212)
  • 51 Lee Anderson III – Junior (6'1, 235)
  • 53 Richard Merritt –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'0, 216)
  • 56 Rexx Tessler –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (5'9, 209)
  • 82 Dante Blissit – Junior (6'0, 242)

Placekicker

  • 30 Josh Pollack -
    Redshirt
    Senior (5'10, 174)
  • 43 Lucas Havrisik - Sophomore (6'2, 173)
 

Defensive backs

  • 2 Lorenzo Burns -
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (5'10, 173)
    (CB+)
  • 3 Jarrius Wallace –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (6'1, 180)
    (S+)
  • 4 Antonio Parks -
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (5'10, 188)
    (CB+)
  • 5 Christian Young – Freshman (6'1, 209) (S+)
  • 5 Christian Young – Freshman (6'1, 209) (S+)
  • 6 Demetrius Flannigan-FowlesSenior (6'2, 205) (S+)
  • 8 Tim Hough – Graduate (5'11, 195) (CB+)
  • 9 Dayven Coleman – Freshman (6'2, 216) (S+)
  • 10 Malcolm Holland -
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (6'1, 185)
    (CB+)
  • 11 Troy Young – Sophomore (6'0, 205) (S+)
  • 13 Chacho Ulloa – Junior (5'11, 192) (S+)
  • 15 McKenzie Barnes – Freshman (6'1, 178) (CB+)
  • 17 Jace Whittaker - Senior (5'11, 182) (CB+)
  • 19 Scottie Young Jr. – Sophomore (5'11, 195) (S+)
  • 20 Azizi Hearn -
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'1, 187)
    (CB+)
  • 21 Isaiah Hayes –Junior (6'0, 191) (S+)
  • 23 Malik Hausman -
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'0, 170)
    (CB+)
  • 24 Rhedi Short –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'0, 184)
    (S+)
  • 27 Sammy Morrison -
    Redshirt
    Junior (5'10, 177)
  • 29 Jacorey Jones – Freshman (5'11, 155)
  • 31 Tristan Cooper – Junior (6'1, 188) (S+)
  • 33 Blake Pfaff –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (5'11, 182)
    (S+)
  • 36 Chandler Gumbs –
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'1, 207)
    (S+)
  • 37 Xavier Bell –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'2, 192)
    (S+)
  • 46 Jimmy Banjoko-Wangjobe – Freshman (6'0, 212) (CB+)
  • 47 Rourke Freeburg –
    Redshirt
    Freshman (6'2, 200)
    (S+)

Long Snapper

  • 51 Donald Reiter -
    Redshirt
    Sophomore (5'10, 235)
  • 56 Nick Reinhardt -
    Redshirt
    Junior (6'1, 240)
  • 66 Geno Albini - Freshman (5'11 213)

Source and player details:[21]

Coaching staff

Arizona's coaching staff has finalized as of February 22, 2018.

Name Position Consecutive season at
Arizona in current position
Kevin Sumlin Head coach 1st year
Clarence McKinney Assistant Coach/Running Backs coach 1st year
Noel Mazzone Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach 1st year
Taylor Mazzone Assistant Coach/Outside Wide Receivers coach 1st year
Iona Uiagalelei Assistant Coach/Defensive Lineman coach 1st year
Demetrice Martin Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks coach 1st year
Marcel Yates Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach 3rd year
Jeremy Springer Tight Ends Coach and Special Teams Coordinator 1st year
Theron Aych Assistant Coach/Inside Wide receivers coach and Passing Game Coordinator 2nd year
John Rushing Assistant Coach/Safeties coach 1st year
Joe Gilbert Assistant Coach/Offensive lineman coach and Run game coordinator 1st year
Chuck Cecil Senior Defensive Analyst 2nd year
Brian Johnson Associate Athletic Director, Head Strength/Conditioning Coach 1st year
Reference:[22][23]

Depth chart

Starters and backups.

Depth Chart Source: 2018 Arizona Wildcats Football Fact Book

True Freshman
Double Position : *

Game summaries

BYU

See also: 2018 BYU Cougars football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona -10.0
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 7 21 0 28
Wildcats 0 10 0 13 23
Location: Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ
Date: September 1, 2018
TV: ESPN
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP BYU ARIZ
2nd 9:58 9 59 yards 4:38 BYU Squally Canada 1-yard touchdown run (Skyler Southam kick) 7 0
2nd 5:39 12 71 yards 4:19 ARIZ Lucas Havrisik 24-yard field goal 7 3
2nd 0:50 9 77 yards 2:29 ARIZ Tony Ellison 15-yard touchdown pass from Khalil Tate (Havrisik kick) 7 10
3rd 8:25 10 75 yards 6:35 BYU Matt Bushman 24-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Magnum (Southam kick) 14 10
3rd 4:29 9 58 yards 2:35 BYU Canada 1-yard touchdown run (Southam kick) 21 10
3rd 1:07 5 36 yards 2:14 BYU Canada 2-yard touchdown run (Southam kick) 28 10
4th 13:29 9 75 yards 2:38 ARIZ Tate 2-yard touchdown run (Havrisik kick) 28 17
4th 3:20 8 67 yards 1:28 ARIZ J. J. Taylor 1-yard touchdown run (Tate two-point conversion pass failed) 28 23
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 28 23
Statistics BYU Arizona
First downs 23 22
Total yards 392 326
Rushing attempts–yards 43–183 35–129
Passing yards 209 197
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 18-28-0 17-34-0
Time of possession 36:33 23:27
Team Category Player Statistics
BYU Passing Tanner Mangum 18–28, 209 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Squally Canada 24 carries, 98 yards, 3 TDs
Receiving Aleva Hifo 23 rec, 36 yards
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 17–34, 197 yards, 1 TD
Rushing J. J. Taylor 18 carries, 85 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Shawn Poindexter 4 rec, 68 yards

To open up the 2018 season, Arizona hosted the BYU Cougars for the non-conference home opener in Tucson. Arizona lost the previous meeting in Glendale to BYU, 16–18. Arizona leads the all-time series with 12–10.

at Houston

See also: 2018 Houston Cougars football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +4.0
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 0 10 8 18
Cougars 21 10 7 7 45
Location: TDECU StadiumHouston, TX
Date: September 8, 2018
TV: ABC
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP ARIZ HOU
1st 12:13 10 81 yards 2:47 HOU Marquez Stevenson 24-yard touchdown pass from D'Eriq King (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 0 7
1st 8:29 4 40 yards 0:49 HOU King 1-yard touchdown run (Witherspoon kick) 0 14
1st 4:43 5 63 yards 1:12 HOU Romello Brooker 52-yard touchdown pass from King (Witherspoon kick) 0 21
2nd 12:38 12 47 yards 2:52 HOU Witherspoon 35-yard field goal 0 24
2nd 3:44 9 75 yards 1:53 HOU Bryson Smith 13-yard touchdown pass from King (Witherspoon kick) 0 31
3rd 12:09 6 64 yards 1:35 HOU Keith Corbin 18-yard touchdown pass from King (Witherspoon kick) 0 38
3rd 3:16 9 49 yards 3:05 ARIZ Lucas Havrisik 49-yard field goal 3 38
3rd 0:11 6 74 yards 1:47 ARIZ Darrius Smith 1-yard touchdown run (Havrisik kick) 10 38
4th 11:05 10 75 yards 3:22 ARIZ Khalil Tate 2-yard touchdown run (Havrisik kick failed) 16 38
4th 6:35 1 -1 yrd 0:06 ARIZ Team safety 18 38
4th 1:48 6 95 yards 3:17 HOU King 4-yard touchdown run (Witherspoon kick) 18 45
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 18 45
Statistics Arizona Houston
First downs 31 28
Total yards 531 551
Rushing attempts–yards 50–150 40–297
Passing yards 381 254
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 28-50-2 19-40-0
Time of possession 35:20 24:40
Team Category Player Statistics[26]
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 24–45, 341 yards, 2 INT
Rushing J. J. Taylor 18 carries, 54 yards
Receiving Shawn Poindexter 7 rec, 134 yards
Houston Passing D'Eriq King 17–34, 246 yards, 4 TD
Rushing Terence Williams 12 carries, 65 yards
Receiving Romello Brooker 2 rec, 76 yards, 1 TD

After losing to BYU to begin the season. Arizona traveled to Houston to face the Cougars. It was the second straight game that the Wildcats played an opponent that was nicknamed the Cougars. Arizona lost the previous meeting to Houston, 16–19 in Tucson last season. Arizona trails the all-time series by Houston with 1–2.

Southern Utah

See also: 2018 Southern Utah Thunderbirds football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona -24.5
1 2 3 4 Total
Thunderbirds 0 17 0 14 31
Wildcats 7 17 24 14 62
Location: Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ
Date: September 15, 2018
TV: P12N
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP SU ARIZ
1st 9:42 5 80 yards 1:25 ARIZ Tony Ellison 17-yard touchdown pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick) 0 7
2nd 14:56 7 41 yards 2:59 SU Manny Berz 33-yard field goal 3 7
2nd 14:42 0 0 yards 0:00 ARIZ J. J. Taylor 84-yard kickoff return touchdown (Havrisik kick) 3 14
2nd 9:27 13 75 yards 5:15 SU Jay Green Jr. 10-yard touchdown run (Berz kick) 10 14
2nd 7:41 6 45 yards 1:40 ARIZ Havrisik 32-yard field goal 10 17
2nd 2:39 13 75 yards 5:02 SU Chris Helbig 2-yard touchdown run (Berz kick) 17 17
2nd 0:23 8 67 yards 2:08 ARIZ Shun Brown 11-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Havrisik kick) 17 24
3rd 12:56 5 67 yards 1:55 ARIZ Cedric Peterson 2-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Havrisik kick) 17 31
3rd 10:17 6 53 yards 1:49 ARIZ Havrisik 35-yard field goal 17 34
3rd 8:14 3 66 yards 0:53 ARIZ Brown 65-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Havrisik kick) 17 41
3rd 1:47 4 98 yards 1:42 ARIZ Shawn Poindexter 75-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Havrisik kick) 17 48
4th 12:33 14 75 yards 4:14 SUU Helbig 2-yard touchdown run (Berz kick) 24 48
4th 9:50 6 69 yards 2:42 ARIZ Anthony Mariscal 33-yard touchdown run (Havrisik kick) 24 55
4th 8:51 3 21 yards 0:50 ARIZ Branden Leon 1-yard touchdown run (Havrisik kick) 24 62
4th 4:57 10 75 yards 3:54 SUU Frank Harris III 23-yard touchdown pass from Helbig (Manny Berz kick) 31 62
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 31 62
Statistics Southern Utah Arizona
First downs 30 26
Total yards 463 626
Rushing attempts–yards 54–193 38–268
Passing yards 270 358
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 27-44-1 15-22
Time of possession 37:08 22:52
Team Category Player Statistics
Southern Utah Passing Chris Helbig 27/44, 270 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Jay Green Jr. 15 carries, 78 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Landen Measom 5 receptions, 74 yards
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 13/29, 349 yards, 5 TDs
Rushing Gary Brightwell 9 carries, 86 yards
Receiving Tony Ellison 4 receptions, 111 yards, 1 TD

After playing Houston, Arizona hosted the Southern Utah Thunderbirds for third and final non-conference game of the season. This was the first ever meeting between the two schools. Arizona won to give Sumlin his first win as a Wildcat coach.

at Oregon State

See also: 2018 Oregon State Beavers football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona -5.5
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 7 7 14 35
Beavers 7 0 0 7 14
Location: Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR
Date: September 22, 2018
TV: P12N
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP ARIZ ORST
1st 12:37 5 58 yards 1:18 ARIZ J. J. Taylor 40-yard touchdown run (Lucas Havrisik kick) 7 0
1st 0:56 13 85 yards 5:13 ORST Trevon Bradford 8-yard touchdown pass from Conor Blount (Jordan Choukair kick) 7 7
2nd 8:25 10 90 yards 4:26 ARIZ Shun Brown 21-yard touchdown pass from Khalil Tate (Havrisik kick) 14 7
3rd 10:39 12 75 yards 4:21 ARIZ Shawn Poindexter 16-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Havrisik kick) 21 7
4th 13:25 9 94 yards 3:32 ARIZ Gary Brightwell 8-yard touchdown run (Havrisik kick) 28 7
4th 6:54 13 75 yards 6:29 ORST Timmy Hernandez 25-yard touchdown pass from Blount (Jordan Choukair kick) 28 14
4th 5:26 3 75 yards 1:28 ARIZ Taylor 62-yard touchdown run (Lucas Havrisik kick) 35 14
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 35 14
Statistics Arizona Oregon State
First downs 29 18
Total yards 594 238
Rushing attempts–yards 50–442 44–97
Passing yards 152 141
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 9–17–0 17–24–0
Time of possession 27:05 32:55
Team Category Player Statistics
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 9/17, 152 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing J. J. Taylor 27 carries, 284 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving Shawn Poindexter 4 receptions, 92 yards, 1 TD
Oregon State Passing Conor Blount 17/24, 137 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing Jermar Jefferson 19 carries, 82 yards
Receiving Timmy Hernandez 4 receptions, 51 yards, 1 TD

After defeating Southern Utah at home for Sumlin's first win as coach, Arizona opened the Pac-12 regular season on the road at Corvallis against Oregon State. Arizona won the previous meeting over Oregon State 49–28 at Tucson last season. Arizona leads the all-time series over Oregon State at 23–15–1.

USC

See also: 2018 USC Trojans football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +3.0
1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 7 10 7 0 24
Wildcats 0 0 7 13 20
Location: Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ
Date: September 29, 2018
TV: ESPN2
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP USC ARIZ
1st 5:52 12 80 yards 4:40 USC Vavae Malepeai 1-yard touchdown run (Michael Brown kick) 7 0
2nd 11:12 4 8 yards 2:20 USC Brown 42-yard field goal 10 0
2nd 5:08 8 65 yards 5:12 USC Aca'Cedric Ware 26-yard touchdown run (Brown kick) 17 0
3rd 10:36 4 70 yards 2:06 USC Ware 69-yard touchdown run (Brown kick) 24 0
3rd 7:44 7 84 yards 2:52 ARIZ Stanley Berryhill III 33-yard touchdown pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick) 24 7
4th 9:34 1 32 yards 0:08 ARIZ Cedric Peterson 32-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick) 24 14
4th 1:40 8 65 yards 2:23 ARIZ Gary Brightwell 1-yard touchdown run (Havrisik kick failed) 24 20
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 24 20
Statistics USC Arizona
First downs 17 20
Total yards 450 330
Rushing attempts–yards 47–253 37–98
Passing yards 197 232
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 16–24–0 16–33–1
Time of possession 32:51 27:09
Team Category Player Statistics
USC Passing JT Daniels 16/24, 197 yards, 0 TDs
Rushing Aca'Cedric Ware 21 carries, 173 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving Josh Falo 3 receptions, 54 yards
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 16/23, 232 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing J. J. Taylor 18 carries, 50 yards
Receiving Shawn Poindexter 5 receptions, 81 yards

After winning its first Pac-12 game of the season against Oregon State on the road, Arizona faced USC in Arizona's family weekend game in Tucson. The Wildcats have lost four games in a row to the Trojans. UA lost 38–31 in 2013, 38–30 in 2015, and last previous meeting 49–35 at Los Angeles in 2017, and 28–26 at Tucson in 2014 in a close games. Arizona's last win in the series came in 2012 in Tucson. Arizona trails the all-time series by USC with 8–32.

California

See also: 2018 California Golden Bears football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +2.0
1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 0 14 0 3 17
Wildcats 10 0 7 7 24
Location: Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ
Date: October 6, 2018
TV: FS1
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP CAL ARIZ
1st 9:42 11 75 yards 5:18 ARIZ Tony Ellison 31-yard touchdown pass from Khalil Tate (Josh Pollack kick) 0 7
1st 1:49 9 36 yards 3:19 ARIZ Pollack 46-yard field goal 0 10
2nd 14:02 7 75 yards 2:47 CAL Brandon McIlwain 25-yard touchdown run (Greg Thomas kick) 7 10
2nd 0:41 7 75 yards 2:13 CAL McIlwain 23-yard touchdown run (Thomas kick) 14 10
3rd 3:19 6 20 yards 2:40 ARIZ Azizi Hearn 34-yard fumble return touchdown (Pollack kick) 14 17
4th 3:13 1 0 yards 0:08 ARIZ Scottie Young Jr. 24-yard interception return touchdown (Pollack kick) 14 24
4th 0:16 10 57 yards 2:57 CAL Thomas 35-yard field goal 17 24
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 17 24
Statistics California Arizona
First downs 25 14
Total yards 476 265
Rushing attempts–yards 34–161 34–124
Passing yards 315 141
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 32–43–3 15–25–1
Time of possession 34:46 25:14
Team Category Player Statistics
California Passing Brandon McIlwain 32/43, 315 yards, 0 TDs, 3 INTs
Rushing Brandon McIlwain 20 carries, 107 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving Maurice Ways 8 receptions, 97 yards
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 15/25, 141 yards, 1 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing J. J. Taylor 15 carries, 73 yards
Receiving Tony Ellison 3 receptions, 41 yards, 1 TD

After losing against USC at home, Arizona played again at home facing California in Tucson. In the previous meeting, Arizona won over California 45–44 in double overtime in Berkeley and captured a 49–45 crazy comeback win in Tucson in 2014. Arizona leads the all-time series lead over California with 17–14–2. The Golden Bears have not defeated the Wildcats since 2009 and has not won in Tucson since 2004.

The first half was a low-scoring affair. Arizona would score a pair of defensive touchdowns to get the win.

at Utah

See also: 2018 Utah Utes football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +13.5
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 0 3 7 10
Utes 14 14 7 7 42
Location: Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT
Date: October 12, 2018
TV: ESPN
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP ARIZ UTAH
1st 7:47 15 75 yards 7:13 UTAH Samson Nacua 8-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Huntley (Matt Gay kick) 0 7
1st 2:47 8 69 yards 3:23 UTAH Zack Moss 1-yard touchdown run (Gay kick) 0 14
2nd 10:39 3 83 yards 1:07 UTAH Demari Simpkins 68-yard touchdown pass from Huntley (Gay kick) 0 21
2nd 1:56 9 58 yards 4:34 UTAH Huntley 3-yard touchdown run (Gay kick) 0 28
3rd 13:12 2 67 yards 0:42 UTAH Huntley 58-yard touchdown pass from Britain Covey (Gay kick) 0 35
3rd 9:16 11 56 yards 3:56 ARIZ Josh Pollack 37-yard field goal 3 35
4th 13:23 7 93 yards 1:50 ARIZ Cedric Peterson 42-yard touchdown pass from Rhett Rodriguez (Pollack kick) 10 35
4th 6:14 5 68 yards 1:57 UTAH Armand Shyne 22-yard touchdown run (Gay kick) 10 42
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 10 42
Statistics Arizona Utah
First downs 19 23
Total yards 318 495
Rushing attempts–yards 31–72 46–230
Passing yards 246 265
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 20–38–0 14–19–1
Time of possession 26:50 33:10
Team Category Player Statistics
Arizona Passing Rhett Rodriguez 20/38, 226 yards, 1 TDs
Rushing J.J. Taylor 14 carries, 63 yards
Receiving Cedric Peterson 4 receptions, 63 yards, 1 TD
Utah Passing Tyler Huntley 14/19, 201 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Zack Moss 15 carries, 68 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Demari Simpkins 3 receptions, 78 yards, 1 TD

After defeating the California Golden Bears at home, Arizona traveled to Salt Lake City and faced the Utah Utes. The Wildcats lost the previous meeting to Utah 24–30 in last season at Tucson. Arizona last defeated the Utes in 2015 in Tucson and trails the all-time series by Utah, 19–22–2.

at UCLA

See also: 2018 UCLA Bruins football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +3.0
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 7 13 10 30
Bruins 7 10 7 7 31
Location: Rose BowlPasadena, CA
Date: October 20, 2018
TV: ESPN2
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP ARIZ UCLA
1st 9:51 9 62 yards 4:11 UCLA Kazmeir Allen 16-yard touchdown pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (J.J. Molson kick) 0 7
2nd 14:56 7 53 yards 3:22 UCLA Molson 40-yard field goal 0 10
2nd 6:38 5 71 yards 2:00 ARIZ Shawn Poindexter 13-yard touchdown pass from Rhett Rodriguez (Josh Pollack kick) 7 10
2nd 1:34 13 75 yards 5:04 UCLA Devin Asiasi 24-yard touchdown pass from Wilton Speight (Molson kick) 7 17
3rd 10:16 9 71 yards 3:09 ARIZ Pollack 39-yard field goal 10 17
3rd 7:44 3 15 yards 1:14 ARIZ Poindexter 11-yard touchdown pass from Rodriguez (Pollack kick) 17 17
3rd 4:58 5 66 yards 1:53 ARIZ Pollack 39-yard field goal 20 17
3rd 3:08 6 75 yards 1:50 UCLA Demetric Felton 25-yard touchdown pass from Speight (Molson kick) 20 24
4th 12:34 8 72 yards 2:47 ARIZ J. J. Taylor 1-yard touchdown run (Pollack kick) 27 24
4th 11:33 4 75 yards 1:01 UCLA Joshua Kelley 28-yard touchdown run (Molson kick) 27 31
4th 6:28 11 63 yards 5:05 ARIZ Pollack 29-yard field goal 30 31
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 30 31
Statistics Arizona UCLA
First downs 22 23
Total yards 520 460
Rushing attempts–yards 38–289 47–153
Passing yards 231 307
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 15–34–2 17–27–0
Time of possession 27:18 32:42
Team Category Player Statistics
Arizona Passing Rhett Rodriguez 15/34, 231 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
Rushing J. J. Taylor 19 carries, 154 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Shawn Poindexter 6 receptions, 106 yards, 2 TDs
UCLA Passing Wilton Speight 17/27, 204 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing Joshua Kelley 31 carries, 136 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Theo Howard 3 receptions, 84 yards

After losing to Utah on the road, Arizona faced UCLA on the road at Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Arizona defeated the Bruins in the previous meeting 47–30 last season in Tucson. Arizona trails the all-time series by UCLA, 16–24–2.

Oregon

See also: 2018 Oregon Ducks football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +7.5
1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Ducks 0 8 0 7 15
Wildcats 10 13 14 7 44
Location: Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ
Date: October 27, 2018
TV: ESPN
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP ORE ARIZ
1st 11:08 7 75 yards 2:03 ARIZ Shawn Poindexter 22-yard touchdown pass from Khalil Tate (Josh Pollack kick) 0 7
1st 4:52 4 69 yards 3:23 ARIZ Pollack 34-yard field goal 0 10
2nd 12:43 8 83 yards 1:07 ARIZ Pollack 32-yard field goal 0 13
2nd 11:30 4 58 yards 4:34 ARIZ Pollack 23-yard field goal 0 16
2nd 9:17 7 67 yards 0:42 ORE Dillon Mitchell 29-yard touchdown pass from Justin Herbert (Herbert two-point conversion run) 8 16
2nd 1:39 18 56 yards 3:56 ARIZ J. J. Taylor 1-yard touchdown run (Pollack kick) 8 23
3rd 10:30 7 93 yards 1:50 ARIZ Poindexter 8-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Pollack kick) 8 30
3rd 2:49 5 68 yards 1:57 ARIZ Shun Brown 27-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Pollack kick) 8 37
4th 9:17 14 93 yards 1:50 ORE Brenden Schooler 7-yard touchdown pass from Herbert (Adam Stack kick) 15 37
4th 3:32 10 68 yards 1:57 ARIZ J. J. Taylor 19-yard touchdown run (Pollack kick) 15 44
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 15 44
Statistics Oregon Arizona
First downs 18 27
Total yards 270 465
Rushing attempts–yards 23–84 51–276
Passing yards 186 189
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 24–48–1 19–33–1
Time of possession 23:51 36:09
Team Category Player Statistics
Oregon Passing Justin Herbert 24/48, 186 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Justin Herbert 6 carries, 31 yards
Receiving Dillon Mitchell 6 receptions, 69 yards, 1 TD
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 19/33, 189 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing J. J. Taylor 30 carries, 212 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving Shun Brown 10 receptions, 96 yards, 1 TD

Following its close loss to UCLA on the road, Arizona returned home against 19th-ranked Oregon in the homecoming game. The Ducks defeated the Wildcats 48–28 in the previous meeting on the road at Eugene. Arizona trails the all-time series to Oregon, 26–16.

Colorado

See also: 2018 Colorado Buffaloes football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona -2.0
1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 10 14 10 0 34
Wildcats 0 26 9 7 42
Location: Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ
Date: November 2, 2018
TV: FS1
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP COLO ARIZ
1st 5:35 11 66 yards 4:19 COLO K.D. Nixon 8-yard touchdown run (Tyler Francis kick) 7 0
1st 3:56 4 -1 yards 1:26 COLO Francis 25-yard field goal 10 0
2nd 14:33 11 44 yards 4:22 ARIZ Lucas Havrisik 49-yard field goal 10 3
2nd 10:33 4 62 yards 1:29 ARIZ Stanley Berryhill III 40-yard touchdown pass from Khalil Tate (Pollack kick) 10 10
2nd 6:15 8 82 yards 2:43 ARIZ Shawn Poindexter 1-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Pollack kick) 10 17
2nd 2:50 9 89 yards 3:20 COLO Kyle Evans 17-yard touchdown pass from Steven Montez (Francis kick) 17 17
2nd 0:59 6 75 yards 1:51 ARIZ Shun Brown 12-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Pollack kick failed) 17 23
2nd 0:33 4 75 yards 0:26 COLO Travon McMillian 57-yard touchdown pass from Montez (Francis kick) 24 23
2nd 0:00 4 21 yards 0:25 ARIZ Havrisik 55-yard field goal 24 26
3rd 9:26 11 75 yards 5:34 COLO Tony Brown 20-yard touchdown pass from Montez (Francis kick) 31 26
3rd 7:11 5 66 yards 2:07 ARIZ Poindexter 39-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Tate two-point conversion pass failed) 31 32
3rd 9:17 9 62 yards 3:34 ARIZ Havrisik 41-yard field goal 31 35
3rd 2:39 7 44 yards 2:39 COLO Tyler Francis 48-yard field goal 34 35
4th 13:04 4 85 yards 1:51 ARIZ Cedric Peterson 57-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Pollack kick) 34 42
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 34 42
Statistics Colorado Arizona
First downs 27 27
Total yards 383 566
Rushing attempts–yards 32–40 47–216
Passing yards 343 350
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 27–43–1 17–22–1
Time of possession 30:56 29:04
Team Category Player Statistics
Colorado Passing Steven Montez 27/42, 343 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Travon McMillian 11 carries, 59 yards
Receiving Juwann Winfree 8 receptions, 101 yards
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 17/22, 350 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing J. J. Taylor 40 carries, 192 yards
Receiving Cedric Peterson 2 receptions, 72 yards, 1 TD

After dominating Oregon in an upset win, the Wildcats remained at home against the Colorado Buffaloes in Tucson, AZ. In previous season, Arizona defeated Colorado 45–42 in Boulder in a game where quarterback Khalil Tate broke the NCAA single-game record for most rushing yards. Colorado won the previous meeting in Tucson, 49–24, in 2016. Arizona trails the all-time series to Colorado at 5–14.

at Washington State

See also: 2018 Washington State Cougars football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +10.5
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 7 14 0 28
#8 Cougars 21 34 0 14 69
Location: Martin StadiumPullman, WA
Date: November 17, 2018
TV: ESPN
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP ARIZ WSU
1st 10:44 9 75 yards 4:16 WSU James Williams 1-yard touchdown run (Blake Mazza kick) 0 7
1st 7:38 6 53 yards 1:48 WSU Max Borghi 1-yard touchdown run (Mazza kick) 0 14
1st 3:19 6 70 yards 1:59 ARIZ Shawn Poindexter 24-yard touchdown pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick) 7 14
1st 0:19 6 49 yards 3:00 WSU Calvin Jackson Jr. 27-yard touchdown pass from Gardner Minshew (Mazza kick) 7 21
2nd 12:03 5 79 yards 2:06 WSU Dezmon Patton 11-yard touchdown pass from Minshew (Mazza kick) 7 28
2nd 10:43 4 73 yards 1:20 ARIZ Tony Ellison 37-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Havrisik kick) 14 28
2nd 7:08 7 75 yards 3:35 WSU Jackson 6-yard touchdown pass from Minshew (Mazza kick failed) 14 34
2nd 7:04 0 -1 yard 0:04 WSU Kainoa Wilson fumble recovery touchdown in end zone (Mazza kick) 14 41
2nd 3:22 6 54 yards 2:32 WSU Williams 9-yard touchdown pass from Minshew (Mazza kick) 14 48
2nd 0:10 2 80 yards 0:30 WSU Davontavean Martin 50-yard touchdown pass from Minshew (Mazza kick) 14 55
3rd 12:18 8 75 yards 2:42 ARIZ Shun Brown 2-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Havrisik kick) 21 55
3rd 1:02 11 80 yards 3:52 ARIZ Poindexter 14-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Havrisik kick) 28 55
4th 12:37 9 75 yards 3:25 WSU Jamire Calvin 2-yard touchdown pass from Minshew (Mazza kick) 28 62
4th 7:06 7 75 yards 3:02 WSU Easop Winston 9-yard touchdown pass from Minshew (Mazza kick) 28 69
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 28 69
Statistics Arizona Washington State
First downs 21 31
Total yards 431 605
Rushing attempts–yards 37–127 23–123
Passing yards 304 482
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 20–34–1 44–56–0
Time of possession 26:19 33:41
Team Category Player(s) Statistics
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 18/30, 294 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing J. J. Taylor 20 carries, 69 yards
Receiving DeVaughn Cooper 3 receptions, 97 yards
Washington State Passing Gardner Minshew 43/55, 473 yards, 7 TDs
Rushing James Williams
Max Borghi
5 carries, 50 yards, 1 TD
8 carries, 50 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Davontavean Martin 7 receptions, 124 yards, 1 TD

After their win over Colorado, the Wildcats traveled to Pullman to face eighth-ranked Washington State in their final road game of the season. Arizona defeated Washington State in Tucson in the previous year. After a 21–7 start, the Cougars’ powerful offense exploded for 34 second quarter points, leading 55–14 at halftime, and cruising to a 41-point victory. It was the second straight time that the Wildcats went to Washington State and lost by giving up 69 points (they were destroyed by a 69–7 score in 2016) and the third loss of the season to a team named the Cougars (they lost to BYU and Houston to start the year). Arizona leads the all-time series lead over Washington State at 27–17.

Arizona State (Territorial Cup)

See also: 2018 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +1.5
1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 7 7 7 20 41
Wildcats 10 12 18 0 40
Location: Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ
Date: November 24, 2018
TV: FS1
Statistics
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP ASU ARIZ
1st 7:06 9 86 yards 3:47 ARIZ Josh Pollack 29-yard field goal 0 3
1st 3:33 6 78 yards 1:45 ARIZ Tony Ellison 28-yard touchdown pass from Khalil Tate (Pollack kick) 0 10
1st 2:28 3 75 yards 1:05 ASU Brandon Aiyuk 58-yard touchdown pass from Manny Wilkins (Brandon Ruiz kick) 7 10
2nd 10:18 5 21 yards 2:12 ARIZ Pollack 23-yard field goal 7 13
2nd 4:25 9 70 yards 4:13 ARIZ Shawn Poindexter 23-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Tate two-point conversion run failed) 7 19
2nd 1:27 9 75 yards 2:58 ASU Eno Benjamin 10-yard touchdown run (Ruiz kick) 14 19
2nd 0:00 6 44 yards 1:18 ARIZ Pollack 36-yard field goal 14 22
3rd 13:14 2 -8 yards 0:30 ARIZ Team safety 14 24
3rd 12:17 4 3 yards 0:46 ARIZ Pollack 40-yard field goal 14 27
3rd 9:23 5 65 yards 2:54 ASU Benjamin 14-yard touchdown run (Ruiz kick) 21 27
3rd 7:51 4 75 yards 1:32 ARIZ Gary Brightwell 35-yard touchdown run (Tate two-point conversion pass failed) 21 33
3rd 2:44 9 58 yards 3:26 ARIZ Ellison 8-yard touchdown pass from Tate (Pollack kick) 21 40
4th 13:05 12 66 4:39 ASU Ruiz 27-yard field goal 24 40
4th 6:36 8 80 yards 2:25 ASU Wilkins 11-yard touchdown run (Tommy Hudson two-point conversion pass from Wilkins) 32 40
4th 3:33 4 1 yard 1:26 ASU Ruiz 39-yard field goal 35 40
4th 3:08 1 22 yards 0:07 ASU Benjamin 22-yard touchdown run (Wilkins two-point conversion pass failed) 41 40
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 41 40
Statistics Arizona State Arizona
First downs 20 26
Total yards 401 520
Rushing attempts–yards 31–136 44–238
Passing yards 265 282
Passing (Comp–Att–Int) 18–31–0 21–39–1
Time of possession 27:43 32:17
Team Category Player(s) Statistics
Arizona State Passing Manny Wilkins 18/31, 265 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Eno Benjamin 21 carries, 80 yards, 3 TDs
Receiving Brandon Aiyuk 5 receptions, 106 yards, 1 TD
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 21/39, 282 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing J. J. Taylor 28 carries, 144 yards
Receiving Shawn Poindexter
Tony Ellison
6 receptions, 99 yards, 1 TD
3 receptions, 50 yards, 2 TDs

After after being blown out by Washington State on the road, Arizona closed out the season and faced its arch-rivals, the Arizona State Sun Devils, in the 92nd meeting of the "Territorial Cup" in Tucson. Arizona lost to ASU in the previous meeting in Tempe, 42–30. The Wildcats defeated the Sun Devils 56–35 in Tucson in 2016. Arizona leads the all-time series over ASU at 49–41–1.

This game featured one of the most biggest comebacks/collapses in Arizona football history. The Wildcats, needing a win to become bowl-eligible, dominated ASU for the first three quarters to lead 40–21 going into the fourth. However, Arizona, feeling like the game was over due to their 19-point lead, began to play conservatively by draining the clock, which led to being prone to turnovers, which seemed to motivate Arizona State. The Devils capitalized on the Wildcats’ errors and scored 20 points to take the lead with over three minutes left. The Wildcats drove down the field in the final minute to possibly regain but missed a field goal attempt and the Territorial Cup remained in the Phoenix area for another year. The Wildcats ended the season with a record of 5–7 (4–5 in Pac-12 play).

Many fans blamed Sumlin and the coaching staff for the loss by calling more running plays than passing ones in the final quarter. Sumlin said that the team wanted to run the ball more to drain more time to keep the lead, but that doing so would lead to mistakes. He also believed that the loss affected the program, particularly in recruiting, which led to mixed results on the field and a period of futility, in which it became a factor in Sumlin's firing after the 2020 season.

Rankings

Preseason polls

Poll source Date of poll Arizona rank Source
SB Nation February 9, 2018 33rd [27]
Orlando Sentinel May 28, 2018 62nd [28]
Athlon Sports June 20, 2018 32nd [29]
Sports Illustrated August 7, 2018 19th
CBS Sports August 7, 2018 36th

In-season polls

Further information: 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
APRV
CoachesRV
CFPNot releasedNot released

Statistics

Team

Non-conference opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 21 34 28 21 104
Arizona 7 27 34 35 103

Pac-12 opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
Pac-12 opponents 14 24 7 10 55
Arizona 17 7 21 34 79

Score total by Quarters

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 35 58 35 33 161
Arizona 24 34 55 69 182

Offense

Rushing

Note: G = Games played; ATT = Attempts; YDS = Yards; AVG = Average yard per carry; LG = Longest run; TD = Rushing touchdowns

Name GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
#21 J. J. Taylor 4 71 485 8 477 yards 6.7 3 TDs 62 119.2
#23 Gary Brightwell 4 44 272 9 262 yards 6.0 1 TDs 43 65.7
#25 Anthony Mariscal 4 11 70 2 68 yards 6.2 1 TDs 33 17.0
#6 Shun Brown 4 1 37 0 37 yards 37.0 0 TDs 27 9.2
#14 Khalil Tate (QB) 4 23 74 43 31 yards 1.3 2 TDs 12 7.7
#86 Stanley Berryhill III (WR) 4 1 17 0 17 yards 17.0 0 TDs 17 4.2
#16 Jake Glatting (P) 4 1 8 0 8 yards 8.0 0 TDs 8 2.0
#38 Branden Leon 3 3 21 0 21 yards 7.0 1 TDs 15 7.0
#4 Rhett Rodriguez (QB) 3 3 9 2 7 yards 2.3 0 TDs 8 2.3
#20 Darrius Smith 2 15 68 6 62 yards 4.1 1 TDs 14 31.0
Total 4 174 1,061 72 989 yards 5.7 9 TDs 62 247.2
Passing

Note: G = Games played; COMP = Completions; ATT = Attempts; COMP % = Completion percentage; YDS = Passing yards; TD = Passing touchdowns; INT = Interceptions; EFF = Passing efficiency

Name GP Att-Cmp-Int QBR Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
#14 Khalil Tate 4 63–116–2 148.86 54.3% 1,039 yards 8 TDs 75 259.7
#4 Rhett Rodriguez 3 6–7–0 144.51 85.7% 49 yards 0 TDs 16 16.3
Total 4 69–123–2 145.61 56.1% 1,088 yards 8 TDs 75 272.0
Receiving

Note: G = Games played; REC = Receptions; YDS = Yards; AVG = Average yard per catch; LG = Longest catch; TD = Receiving touchdowns

Name GP Att Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G
#19 Shawn Poindexter 4 16 369 yards 23.0 2 TDs 75 92.2
#9 Tony Ellison 4 12 241 yards 20.3 2 TDs 55 60.2
#6 Shun Brown 4 18 223 yards 12.3 3 TDs 65 55.7
#7 DeVaughn Cooper 4 3 79 yards 26.3 0 TDs 53 19.7
#86 Stanley Berryhill III 4 4 66 yards 16.5 0 TDs 28 16.5
#18 Cedric Peterson 4 4 34 yards 8.5 1 TDs 16 8.5
#21 J. J. Taylor (RB) 4 4 27 yards 6.7 0 TDs 18 6.7
#85 Jamie Nunley (TE) 4 2 21 yards 10.5 0 TDs 11 5.2
#81 Bryce Wolma (TE) 4 2 13 yards 6.5 0 TDs 11 3.2
#25 Anthony Mariscal (RB) 4 1 3 yards 3.0 0 TDs 3 0.75
#82 Zach Williams (TE) 1 1 10 yards 10.0 0 TDs 10 10.0
#20 Darrius Smith (RB) 2 1 3 yards 3.0 0 TDs 3 1.5
#80 Zach Peters (TE) 1 1 -1 yards -1.0 0 TDs 0 -1.0
#40 Thomas Reid III 0 0 0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0.0
#83 Jailen Bailey 0 0 0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0.0
#1 Drew Dixon 0 0 0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0.0
#5 Brian Casteel 0 0 0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0.0
#88 Tre Adams 0 0 0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0.0
Total 4 69 1,088 yards 15.7 8 TDs 75 272.0

Defense

Note: G = Games played; Solo = Solo tackles; Ast = Assisted tackles; Total = Total tackles; TFL-Yds = Tackles for loss-yards lost; Sack = Sacks; INT = Interceptions; PD = Passes defended; FF = Forced fumbles; FR = Forced recoveries

Name GP Tackles Sacks Passing Defense Interceptions Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds BrUp QBH No.-Yds Avg TD Long Rcv-Yds FF
#1 Tony Fields II 2 13 8 21 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#2 Lorenzo Burns 2 5 1 6 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 3 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#3 Jarrius Wallace 2 3 0 3 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#4 Antonio Parks 0 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#5 Christian Young 1 0 3 3 0.5–1 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#6 Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles 2 4 4 8 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#7 Colin Schooler 2 11 14 25 4.0–9 yards 0–0 yards 1 2 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#8 Tim Hough 2 6 2 8 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 1 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#9 Tony Ellison (WR) 2 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#9 Dayven Coleman 2 3 3 6 1.5–3 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#10 Malcolm Holland 0 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#12 J.B. Brown 2 0 1 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#13 Chacho Ulloa 0 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#14 Kylan Wilborn 2 1 1 2 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#15 McKenzie Barnes 2 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 1 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#17 Jace Whittaker 0 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#19 Scottie Young Jr. 0 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#20 Azizi Hearn 2 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#21 Isaiah Hayes 2 15 2 17 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#26 Anthony Pandy 2 3 1 4 1.0–1 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#27 Sammy Morrison 0 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#31 Tristan Cooper 1 0 2 2 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#34 Jacob Colacion 0 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#37 Xavier Bell 2 6 3 9 0–0 yards – yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#42 Dylan Klumph (P) 2 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#44 Kurtis Brown 1 0 1 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#45 Issaiah Johnson 0 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#49 Jalen Harris 2 0 1 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#51 Lee Anderson III 2 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#52 P. J. Johnson 0 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#56 Nick Reinhardt (LS) 2 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#71 Abraham Maiava 1 1 2 3 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#81 Jalen Cochran 1 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#86 Justin Belknap 1 2 2 4 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#91 Finton Connolly 2 0 3 3 1.0–1 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#99 Dereck Boles 2 2 2 4 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
Total 2 84 56 140 8.0–15 yards 0.0–0 yards 8 3 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0

Special teams

Kick and punt returning

Note: G = Games played; PR = Punt returns; PYDS = Punt return yards; PLG = Punt return long; KR = Kick returns; KYDS = Kick return yards; KLG = Kick return long; TD = Total return touchdowns

Pos. Player G PR PYDS PLG AVG Total PR TDs KR KYDS KLG Total KOR TDs AVG
WR Cedric Peterson 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 32 19 0 15.0
WR Stanley Berryhill III 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 32 19 0 16.0
RB J. J. Taylor 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 231 84 1 28.9
RB Gary Brightwell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WR Shun Brown 3 2 14 15 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WR Tony Ellison 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TE Jamie Nunley 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 0 2.0
TE Bryce Wolma 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1.0

Kicking

Note: G = Games played; FGM = Field goals made; FGA = Field goals attempted; LG = Field goal long; XPT = Extra points made; XPT ATT = XPT attempted; In20 = Kicking inside the 20; 20-29 = Kicking inside the 20-29; 30-39 = Kicking inside the 30-39; 40-49 = Kicking inside the 40-49; 50 = Kicking inside the 50; TP = Total points

Pos. Player G FGM FGA LG I20 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ BLK XPT XPT ATT KO KO Yards TB AVG OB
K Lucas Havrisik 2 2 4 49 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-2 0-1 1 3 4 9 581 7 64.6 1
K Josh Pollack 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0

Punting

Note: G = Games played; P = Punts; YDS = Yards; AVG = Average per punt; LG = Punt long; In20 = Punts inside the 20; TB = Touchbacks

Pos. Player G P YDS AVG LG FC In20 50+ TB BLK
P Dylan Klumph 2 11 482 43.8 53 4 4 3 1 0
P Jake Glatting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors

Midseason award watch lists

Weekly awards

Pac-12 Rose Bowl Player of the Week, week 3 vs Southern Utah
Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, week 4 vs Oregon State

All-Americans

All-Pac-12 Teams

3rd Team

Postseason

Bowl game

Senior Bowl

All Star Game

2019 NFL Draft

Main article: 2019 NFL Draft

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
P. J. Johnson DT 7 229 Detroit Lions

Media affiliates

Radio

See also: 2018–19 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team, 2018–19 Arizona Wildcats women's basketball team, 2018 Arizona Wildcats women's soccer team, 2018 Arizona Wildcats men’s soccer team, and 2018 Arizona Wildcats women's volleyball team

TV

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