Late TD Leads Wildcats Over Trojans

Dec. 5, 2009

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -Juron Criner stumbled into the end zone with a 36-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles with 3:14 to play, and Arizona wrapped up its best regular season in a decade Saturday with a 21-17 victory over not-so-mighty Southern California.

Foles passed for 239 yards for the Wildcats (8-4, 6-3 Pac-10), who finally beat No. 20 USC for the first time in coach Mike Stoops' tenure by scoring the final touchdown in a defense-dominated game.

After Jordan Congdon made a 37-yard field goal with 7:13 left to put the Trojans (8-4, 5-4) ahead, Arizona converted three straight third downs on the decisive drive. Criner then caught a long fade pass and fought through a tackle into the end zone, silencing the half-empty Coliseum crowd watching USC's second home loss in three games.

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