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Arizona Athletic Media Relations
McKale Memorial Center 1 National Championship DriveTucson, AZ 85721-0096
Contact: Tom Duddleston
Sports Information Director O ce: 520-621-0917 Email: tduddles@arizona.edu
Contact: Blair Willis
 Asst. Media Relations Director O ce: 520-621-0914Email: bmw23@arizona.edu
Website: www.arizonawildcats.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/arizonaathletics Twitter: @azathletics
2011 Arizona Football: Game 8 at Washington
2011 Record: 5-2 (3-1 Pac-12)Head Coach: Steve Sarkisian, 3rd Year (17-15)
2011 Record: 2-5 (1-4 Pac-12)
Interim Head Coach: Tim Kish, 8th Year (1-0)
Oct. 29
7:30 p.m. (PDT)
Seattle, Wash. (Husky Stadium -- 72,500)
Television Broadcast:
FOX Sports Net
TV Commentators:
Craig Bolerjack (pxp), Joel Klatt (analyst) and Petros Papadakis (sideline)
UA Radio:
Arizona Radio Network, 1290 AM Tucson (see page 4 of this release for complete list of a liates)
UA Radio Broadcasters:
Brian Jeries (pxp), Lamont Lovett (color analyst), Dana Cooper (sideline analyst)
ESPN Radio (National Broadcast):
Kevin Calabro (pxp), TBA color analyst
Satellite Radio:
SIRIUS 85, XM 85 (Washington radio broadcast)
2011 Arizona Schedule
Overall: 2-5 Pac-12: 1-4 Home: 2-2 Road: 0-3
Date Opponent Time/Result TV 
Sept. 3 Northern Arizona W, 41-10
FS Arizona
Sept. 8 @ (9) Oklahoma State L, 37-14 ESPNSept. 17 (6) Stanford * L, 37-10 ESPNSept. 24 (10) Oregon * L, 56-31 ESPN2Oct. 1 @ USC * L, 48-41 FSNOct. 8 @ Oregon State *
L, 37-27 FCS Pacic
Oct. 20 UCLA * W, 48-12 ESPNOct. 29 @ Washington * 7:30 p.m. (PDT) FSNNov. 5 Utah * TBA TBANov. 12 @ Colorado * TBA TBANov. 19 @ Arizona State * TBA TBANov. 26 Lousiana-Lafayette TBA TBA
* Pac-12 Conference Game
Rushing Oense:Passing Oense:Total Oense:Scoring Oense:Rushing Defense:Pass Defense:Total Defense:Scoring Defense:Net Punting:Punt Returns:Kicko Returns:Turnover Margin:Sacks:
 Stat NCAA Pac-12
97.9 111th 11th373.9 6th 1st471.7 19th 3rd30.3 48th 7th173.3 78th 10th290.9 114th 12th464.1 114th 12th33.9 117th 12th38.3 31st 4th5.5 90th 8th23.5 81st 7th-0.14 t-69th 9th0.71 118th 12th
Arizona Statistical Ranks
30.3 34.733.9 33.797.9 173.4173.3 146.9373.9 247.7290.9 284.4471.7 421.1464.1 431.342%
Category Arizona Washington
Scoring Avg.OpponentsRush Yds. Avg.OpponentsPass Yds. Avg.OpponentsTotal Oense Avg.Opponents3rd Down Conv.Opponents4th Down Conv.OpponentsRed Zone ScoringOpponentsPunt Return Avg.OpponentsKicko Ret. Avg.OpponentsNet PuntingOpponentsPenalty Yds. Avg.OpponentsTOPOpponents
Category Arizona Washington
5.5 8.311.6 4.020.7 25.323.5 22.238.3 37.742.4 38.564.0 66.161.4 48.329:18 29:2930:42 30:31
Arizona-Washington Statistical Comparison
 Arizona -Washington Series History 
All-Time Series:
Washington leads 17-9-1
First Meeting:
Nov. 4, 1978 (UW 31, UA 21 at Seattle)
Last Meeting:
Oct. 23, 2010 (UA 44, UW 14 at Tucson)
Arizona has won three of last four
 Some Game Themes
Arizona works to maintain momentum gained in its 36-point victory (48-12) over UCLA last week...UA sees if the Price (Keith, UW QB) is right after vanquishing the Prince (Kevin, UCLA QB)... ArizonaQB Nick Foles ventures onto turf where he last threw for 384 yards in a 39-for-53 outing that cameup short when one of the tosses bounced o a dude’s foot (or the ground) for a pick-six and the win-ning points... Did the UCLA game truly snap Arizona out of the coulda-shoulda funk it endured in itslast dozen FBS games?.. Will interim coach Tim Kish’s “let’s have fun” sense of purpose keep Arizonaloose? Can the Dawgs maintain their 4-0 mastery at home?.. Meantime, the Cats try to win a leaguegame on the road for the rst time since last October (at UCLA, 2010)... Washington plays for bowleligibility while Arizona plays for the lifeline that could give it that opportunity down the road... TheCats get their fourth and nal look at the Pac-12 North... Two of the nation’s active career receivingtouchdown leaders face o (UW’s Kearse with 28, UA’s Criner with 27)… It’s Homecoming weekendon the University of Washington campus, setting the Cats up for their own alumni fete a week hencein Tucson against Utah... Is another thrilling nish in store between a pair of schools that haveproduced some instant classics in Seattle over the last decade-plus?
Arizona Football Quick Hits
UA’s 42 rst half points against UCLA were the most everscored by the school in a single half of a Pac-10/12 contest.Nick Foles is 454 yards shy of a 3,000-yard passing season.Six Arizona WRs have a 100-yard game in their career.Keola Antolin’s 2,202 career rushing yards are No. 10 at UA.Juron Criner is three receiving touchdowns shy of tyingTheopolis “T” Bell’s school record of 30 in a career.Eight Wildcat receivers have a 20+ yard reception, whileseven have a 40-yarder and six have a 30-yarder.David Roberts and David Douglas each have 118 careerreceptions, which ranks tied for No. 9 in program history.Trevin Wade’s 11 career INTs are tied for sixth-most amongactive players in the nation.Arizona has scored an average of 43.3 ppg against UW overthe last four seasons (3-1 record).
2011 Arizona Wildcats Football O cial Game Notes Game 8 at Washington Oct. 29 7:30 p.m. (PDT) Seattle, Wash. TV: FSN
2011 Arizona Wildcats Football O cial Game Notes Game 8 at Washington Oct. 29 7:30 p.m. (PDT) Seattle, Wash. TV: FSN
Arizona FootballMedia Policies
Arizona has a closed locker room policy after games. There isno player availability on the eld immediately after the game.Head coach Mike Stoops will address the assembled mediaonly after his postgame radio show responsibilities have beencompleted both at home and on the road. Coach Stoops willaddress the media prior to any player comments.At home games, individual players and coaches will be madeavailable to media members for postgame interviews in theMedia Room near Gate 15 only through request and approvalof the media relations and coaching stas. On the road, thelocker room situation will dictate postgame protocol. Pleaseconsult the UA SID sta members.
Postgame Interviews
All practices will be closed to the media during the season.Arizona players and coaches will be available post-practice tothe media on Monday-Wednesday only. Players and coacheswill not be available to the media post-practice on Thursdaysand Fridays. Media members are requested to make post-practice interviews with individual players through the mediarelations sta.
Weekly Practices
Phone interviews Monday through Wednesday with requestedplayers will be taken by the media relations sta and everyeort will be made to fulll them. However, due to classschedules and team commitments, not all interview requestscan be honored. Student-athletes are not available for phoneinterviews on Sunday, Thursday or Friday. No student-athletephone numbers will be provided to media members.
Phone Interview Requests
Weekly Press Conference in McKale Center Room 106
11 a.m. -- NoonCoaches and players may also be available to media membersin attendance.
Weekly Pac-12 media teleconference
10 a.m. -- NoonPlease consult SID sta for number and access code.
 All phone interview requests for head coach should be directed to Administrative Assistant Kelly Hooker (520-621-5355).
Weekly Availability
Collegepressbox.com is the o cial media website for Pac-12football. Access and download weekly game notes, quotes,statistics, media guides, headshots, logos and more for theconference and each of its member schools. Login informationwill be distributed to accredited media or you can apply for apassword by sending an e-mail to:password@collegepressbox.com.
 Arizona Last Week 
Arizona went out and played some ball from the onset, scoring six touchdowns on its rst six possessions to put thegame out of reach before halftime in a 48-12 victory over UCLA. The Cats won the toss, took the ball and didn’t lookback. UA picked up a pair of turnover TDs with 60-yard drives in that mix, plus put together four drives of around 80yards. As denitive, place kicker John Bonano tacked on all six PAT kicks to give him seven consecutive (one at OSU)makes and cement his new grip on the kicking chores. (He later socked eld goals of 41 and 21 yards on his rstcareer attempts to put 12 total points on the board.) Early keys besides UA’s oensive persistence were answeringthe Bruins rst-quarter touchdown drive (which cut it to 14-7) with a long UA scoring drive, and otherwise holdingUCLA to 19 plays and 114 yards total on its other rst-half possessions. At the break the Cats had 416 yards in oenseto 177 by UCLA. In the end, Arizona scored six touchdowns on six red zone forays, converted 10 of 16 third downs andone fourth down, and rushed for a season-high 254 yards. Nick Foles backed it up with 291 throwing yards and threetouchdowns -- all to Juron Criner -- while the Cats featured ve dierent running backs in shotgun, spread, pistol,twin and other formations. Defensively the best news was the scoreboard, holding UCLA to as few points as it didagainst Northern Arizona. The Bruins picked up two of their markers on a safety with six minutes left in the game andUA’s second unit on the eld. The win snapped a ve-game losing streak and snapped a string of 10 consecutive lossesto FBS schools. All the numbers aside, the game’s outcome and process proved that college football’s an emotionalgame: you have to have some and if you do, good things can happen. Ten days after their head coach was dismissed,the Wildcats played without caution.
The Coaches
Arizona - Tim Kish (Otterbein ‘76), interim head coach (1-0)
... This is Kish’s rst assignment as a head coach.The 36-year veteran of the college ranks has coached at Pac-12, Big Ten (Illinois, Northwestern), the Ohio prep ranks,Mid-American Conference schools (Ball State, Bowling Green State, Ohio) and a service academy (Army). He has beenon Mike Stoops’ Arizona sta as linebackers coach each of the latter’s eight years in Tucson, the last two as co- ordefensive coordinator. Kish played college ball as a DB at Otterbein, and later earned a master’s degree from BowlingGreen. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1976. Hehas been on the defensive side of the ball all but one year in his college career, the 1982 season as QBs coach at BallState. He and his wife, Angela, have two daughters and a son. His eldest, Megan, is a student at Ohio State. Wash-ington -
Steve Sarkisian (BYU ‘97), third year at Washington (17-15)
and third year overall as a head coach. Aformer WAC Oensive Player of the Year (‘96) as a quarterback, he started his coaching career mentoring the positionat El Camino College in 2000, and then spent three and four seasons at USC sandwiched around a QB coach job forthe Oakland Raiders in 2004. His last two seasons in Los Angeles (2005-08) were as oensive coordinator. He’s beenon that side of the ball throughout his coaching career. He is 1-1 against Arizona with the victory coming in Seattle in2009.
Caretaking Coaching
UA defensive coordinator Tim Kish’s ll-in work as a head coach (following the Oct. 10 dismissal of Mike Stoops) isunusual but not exclusively so. The acting job is a second for the Wildcats in the past decade. Then AD Jim Livengoodremoved John Mackovic from head coaching duties on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003 after UA opened the season with a 1-4record. He appointed defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz to take over the program for the duration of the season.Hankwitz, now defensive coordinator at Northwestern, led UA to a 1-6 nish for the program’s lowest mark in themodern era, 2-10 (.0167). (The 1957 club under Ed Doherty, 1-8-1, had a lower winning percentage (.015). A fewmonths after Mackovic’s ouster, Mike Stoops was appointed. A search by UA Athletics Director Greg Byrne for hissuccessor is well under way.
 Sleepless In Seattle
It started with the “Leap by the Lake” in 1998 and continued over a decade later with the “Immaculate Interception”in 2009. Indeed, Arizona-Washington games in Seattle have produced some edge-of-your-seat, down-to-the-wireexcitement that have made some sleepless nights for fans of both schools. The last seven matchups in Seattle haveseen the Huskies win four games, while the Wildcats hold a 223-216 overall scoring edge. The Huskies’ four wins haveall come by four points or less, while the Wildcats have 10-point, seven-point and three-point margins in their favor.
Ortege Jenkins’ head-over-heels ip into the endzone with only a few ticks of the clock remaining is one of the iconicplays in Arizona football history and gave UA a 31-28 victory that was one of the highlights in a 12-1 season in 1998.Then two years ago, the Wildcats seemingly had a comfortable fourth quarter lead after Alex Zendejas kicked a eldgoal to give UA a 33-21 advantage with 4:22 remaining. But Jake Locker led a quick-strike attack that cut the decitto 33-28. On UA’s ensuing possession, Nick Foles checked a run-pass option into a seemingly safe wide receiver screenpass, but some outside pressure forced Foles to change the angle of his pass to Delashaun Dean. The ball skippedo the Husky Stadium eld turf near the very spot Dean’s foot was planted and ricocheted into the hands of MasonFoster, who returned it 37 yards for a touchdown (and UW’s subsequent two-point conversion), capping a 15-pointswing in 18 seconds. O cials upheld the call on the eld as an interception, but some replay evidence indicated theball likely hit the turf. Either way, it was another thrilling chapter in the series history in Seattle. Here’s how the lastseven games have gone (* winning score): 
33 36*
28 31*
48* 41
32 35*
23* 13
31* 28
28 32*
 Against the Huskies
In recent years, Arizona has been able to put up some impressive oensive numbers against Washington. In the lastfour meetings (2007-10), the Wildcats have averaged 43.3 points and 478 totals oense yards per game against theHuskies. The breakdown has been 148 yards on the ground compared to 330 through the air, all averaging out to 6.5yards per play.
2011 Arizona Wildcats Football O cial Game Notes Game 8 at Washington Oct. 29 7:30 p.m. (PDT) Seattle, Wash. TV: FSN
Mike Stoops at Arizona
Quick Nick Notes
They’re elaborated on elsewhere in this missive (see page 6 of this release for career/single season charts) buthere are some quick records-watch blurbs. Senior quarterback Nick Foles is on pace to establish Arizona records forseason passing yards, pass completions and passing attempts, among others. He has 227 completions (No. 5), 281attempts (12 shy of No. 4) and 2,546 yards (No. 4), with ve regular-season games remaining. His 18 TD throws(tied No. 7) also project to challenge Willie Tuitama’s UA record of 28.His completion percentage of .709 would bea record if it held up, besting Keith Smith’s .685 mark in 1998. He needs 11 more TDs throws to eclipse Tuitama’scareer mark of 67 touchdown throws from 2005-08. He needs 989 more passing yards to surpass Willie’s UA recordof 9,211. All remarkable numbers for a guy who’s played in 30 Arizona games, a couple of those as a backup.
3,000 Club
QB Nick Foles needs 454 passing yards to post a 3,000-yard level in a season, accomplished only four times. He didit a year ago with 3,191 passing yards. Willie Tuitama (record 3,683 in ‘07 and 3,088 in ‘08) did it twice and JasonJohson (3,327 in ‘02) reached 3,000 once. Foles’ 2011 campaign (2,546) currently is No. 4 on the chart. Mike Stoopswas thought of as a defensive coach but between Tuitama and Foles his quarterbacks will own ve of the top 10single-season passing yards totals in Arizona history.
Toughest Schedule
According to Je Sagarin’s NCAA Football ratings, Arizona’s schedule ranks as the toughest in the Pac-12 and thesixth-toughest in the nation to date. It’s no excuse for a ve-game losing streak that the Cats snapped last week,but it still serves as a notable fact. Added together, Arizona’s ve losses have come against teams with a combined28-7 record. Three of those teams are ranked in the top seven spots of the AP Top 25 poll and BCS standings thisweek, with Stanford and Oklahoma State boasting undefeated records.
 Staring at the Stats
Arizona improved its scoring average to 30 points per game for the rst time since the season opener after its 48markers against UCLA. Assuming it’s within reach of doing so here on out, the 2011 club would become only thethird Arizona team since 1998 (33.7) to do so. The other was the 36.6 gure posted in 2008. In fact, since matricu-lating with the Pac-10 in 1978 only one other Arizona team -- the 1983 Larry Smith squad (32.1) nished with ascoring average above 30 points... Arizona’s red-zone factor of 72% touchdowns contrasts with last year’s gure of 72% scores in the red zone... Time of possession average for UA and opponents is close to one minute overall, withthe bad guys holding a 30:42 to 29:18 edge... Arizona has settled into a groove with more running focus, but stilltracking toward a potential school-record for season yards-per-play. The team is at 6.3 and the record is 6.5 postedin 1999 by Keith Smith/Ortege Jenkins at QB, and school record-holders Trung Canidate (RB) and Dennis Northcutt(WR)... UA’s current passing yardage of 2,617 (2,546 by Nick Foles), is already its No. 9 season gure during itsPac-10/12 years. All nine of those have come since 1998 and seven of them have come in the past 11 seasons. Thecurrent total of 233 completions is No. 6 all-time for UA... The Cats set a school mark with 23.6 rst downs per gamelast year. This year the average is 26.0 after seven games... Despite a season-low crowd of 46,565 on a Thursdaynight with kicko at rush hour last week, UA is averaging 51,000 fans per game, close to 90 percent of capacity atArizona Stadium...
Century City 
It wasn’t in L.A. but it was against UCLA. Two Arizona players had 100 receiving yards against the Bruins -- JuronCriner (10-103) and Gino Crump (9-103). Criner also scored three touchdowns to take sole possession of the No. 2career spot in career TDs with 27. He passed Dennis Northcutt (24) and is within three of the Arizona record heldby Theopolis “T” Bell who had 30 from 1972-75 in Jim Young’s prolic UA oenses. Crump’s receptions and yardagewere his career bests. Arizona had two other receivers notch dual 100-yard games earlier this season -- Dan Buckner(10-142, TD) and Austin Hill (8-128) at Oklahoma State. Other 100-yard receiving games came this year for Crineragainst NAU (6-151), David Douglas against Oregon (7-120) and Buckner at Oregon State (8-144). Despite thosenumbers probably the best overall receiving game came in the loss at USC when nine Wildcats had three or morereceptions and QB Nick Foles completed single passes to three other guys.
Criner Back In Form
After a couple quiet weeks by his standards (and hindered by some nagging injuries), Juron Criner returned to formlast Thursday against UCLA. He collected his second 100-yard game of the season (eighth of career) to go with threetouchdowns. The three scores pushed him into sole possession of the No. 2 spot on the UA all-time touchdownreceptions chart. Next on the list is the top spot held by Theopolis “T” Bell, who had 30 in his career from 1972-75.See page seven of this release for a complete recap of where Criner stands on some selected UA career and singleseason receiving lists.
Choosing to Run
Arizona ran the ball 46 times for a whopping 254 yards last week, including positive yardage from quarterback NickFoles, in averaging 5.5 yards per carry. In the preceding three games the Cats had 87 rushing attempts for 264 totalyards against Oregon, USC and Oregon State. The focus against the Bruins was for balance -- those rushing yardsand 319 passing for a second 500-yard outing (also at USC) this year. Keola Antolin had 77 yards against UCLA oneight totes, a nifty 9.6 yards per carry, Taimi Tutogi added 32 markers and two scores and freshman Ka’Deem Careytotaled 9-67 and a touchdown to help UA with its best rushing eort of the season.
Chain Gang
Arizona’s young oensive line -- two freshmen (redshirt), a soph and two juniors -- has been improving steadily,with no indication of proof more evident than the average of 30 rst downs each of the past three contests. UAhad 37 against USC, 23 against OSU and 32 against UCLA for 92 total in those games. Arizona has had less than 20rst downs in only one game this year, 19 against Stanford. The Cats have had more rst downs than opponents infour games -- the last three and against NAU in the season opener. Conversely, holding the opponents down willhelp. UCLA had an opponents’ season-low 15 rst downs, one behind NAU (16) in the opener. Oregon had the mostagainst UA this year, 29.
Arizona Head Coaches
All-Time Coaching Records
Coach Years W L T Pct.
Stewart F. Forbes 1899 1 1 1 .500William Skinner 1900-01 7 2 0 .770Leslie Gillett 1902 5 0 0 1.000Orin A. Kates 1903-04 5 1 2 .750William M. Ruthrauf 1905 5 2 0 .714H.B. Galbreath 1908-09 8 1 0 .889George F. Shipp 1910-11 8 1 1 .850Ray L. Quigley 1912 2 1 0 .667F.A. King 1913 2 2 0 .500J.F. “Pop” McKale
1914-17, 1919-30
80 32 6 .703Fred A. Enke 1931 3 5 1 .389A.W. “Gus” Farwick 1932 4 5 0 .444G.A. “Tex” Oliver 1933-37 32 11 4 .723Orian M. Landreth 1938 3 6 0 .333Miles W. Casteel
1939-42, 1945-48
45 26 3 .628Robert E. Winslow 1949-51 12 18 1 .403Warren Woodson 1952-56 26 22 2 .540Edward A. Doherty 1957-58 4 15 1 .225Jim LaRue 1959-66 41 37 2 .538Darrell Mudra 1967-68 11 9 1 .548Robert W. Weber 1969-72 16 26 0 .381James C. Young 1973-76 31 13 0 .705Tony Mason 1977-79 16 18 1 .471Larry Smith 1980-86 48 28 3 .627Dick Tomey 1987-2000 95 64 4 .583John Mackovic 2001-03 10 18 0 .357Mike Hankwitz 2003 (acting) 1 6 0 .143Mike Stoops 2004-11 41 50 0 .451Tim Kish 2011 (interim) 1 0 0 1.000
Winningest Coaches
Coach Years Wins
1. Dick Tomey ...................1987-2000 ...........................952. J.F. “Pop” McKale ..........1914-17, 1919-30 ................803. Larry Smith ..................1980-86 ...............................484. Miles W. Casteel ...........1939-42, 1945-48 ................455. Jim LaRue.....................1959-66 ...............................41Mike Stoops .................2004-11 ...............................417. G.A. “Tex” Oliver............1933-37 ...............................328. James C. Young ............1973-76 ...............................31
Three-straight bowl games (2008-10)Nine victories over AP Top 25 teams28th Arizona Football Head CoachRecord 41-50 from 2004-2011
Mike Stoops’ Year-by-Year Record
Year Overall Conf. Bowl Game
2004.........3-8 ............2-6 ................None2005.........3-8 ............2-6 ................None2006.........6-6 ............4-5 ................None2007.........5-7 ............4-5 ................None2008.........8-5 ............5-4 ................Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl2009.........8-5 ............6-3 ................Pacic Life Holiday Bowl2010.........7-6 ............4-5 ................Valero Alamo Bowl2011.........1-5 ............0-4 ................TBD
Totals ....41-50 ......27-38 ...........Three appearances

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