No. 8 Huskies Edge Out Arizona, 35-32
Nov. 4, 2000
SEATTLE -- Marques Tuiasosopo scored on a 2-yard run with 1:10 left togive No. 8 Washington an emotional 35-32 victory over Arizona on Saturday.
The Huskies won the game with some of their attention focused on CurtisWilliams, their fallen teammate. Williams injured his spinal cord last weekagainst Stanford, and is hospitalized at the Stanford Medical Center.
The Huskies (8-1, 5-1 Pac-10) drove 57 yards in 11 plays to pull out avictory in the fourth quarter for the second straight week. They won 31-28 inthe final minute at Stanford.
Washington's Anthony Vontoure blocked a 51-yard field goal attempt by SeanKeel as time ran out.
Arizona (5-4, 3-3) lost a close game for the third week in a row. TheWildcats grabbed the lead at 32-28 on Leo Mills' 51-yard touchdown run with4:48 on the clock.
The Wildcats have lost games to Oregon, UCLA and Washington on consecutiveweeks by a total of 10 points.
Arizona led 16-10 at halftime when it held an 18-4 edge in first downs and a22:49-7:11 advantage in time of possession.
The Wildcats led 25-10 in the third quarter after a 60-yard punt return byBobby Wade for a touchdown and a 38-yard field goal by Keel.
But the Huskies rallied for the next 18 points. John Anderson kicked a38-yard field goal for Washington in the third quarter. Willie Hurst scored ona 65-yard run on a pitchout from Tuiasosopo with 10:51 left and then put theHuskies ahead for the first time on a 23-yard run with 8:31 to go.
On Washington's winning TD drive, Tuiasosopo had a 25-yard completion totight end Jerramy Stevens on a third-down play to give his team the ball at theArizona 37. On a third-and-4 play from the Arizona 6, Hurst took a pitchout andran 4 yards around left end for a first down.
Hurst led Washington's rushing attack with 116 yards and two TDs on eightcarries, while Tuiasosopo completed 17 of 34 passes for 196 yards, with notouchdowns and one interception. Tuiasosopo had 53 yards on 12 carries.
Washington lost two fumbles, two by Tuiasosopo.
Mills rushed 29 times for 185 yards and two touchdowns, while Ortege Jenkinswas 13-for-33 for 208 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Jenkinsgained 45 yards on 14 carries.
By JIM COUR
AP Sports Writer