B.J. Denker had never played in as extreme weather conditions as faced Saturday night.
That was more than apparent.
The Arizona quarterback was ineffective in leading a normally dynamic offense in a 31-13 loss to No. 16 Washington in a game played through a constant downpour and swirling winds.
''You can only do so much,'' Denker said. ''You got to try to keep the balls as dry as possible. My hand was constantly wet. Stay moving on the sidelines. You can try, but at the end of the day it was pretty tough.''
Arizona entered the game averaging 431 yards of offense and almost 44 points per game. The combination of the elements and Washington's defense held the Wildcats to 318 yards and two touchdowns.
Denker's first pass attempt of the game was a harbinger of things to come for the first-year starter, as Washington's Sean Parker pulled down the toss a minute into the game for an interception. The senior finished with two interceptions and managed just 119 yards through the air on ...