Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The effort was there. So was the desire. The offense? Check. The defense? Not so much. Arizona once again must recover from a winnable game that turned into a heartbreaking loss after No. 18 Stanford rallied to hand UA a 54-48 overtime loss Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif. The Wildcats gave up 617 total yards -- the same number they gained. Arizona blew a two-touchdown lead in the final eight minutes of regulation and again lost a back-and-forth shootout, this one being UA's third straight loss overall and seventh consecutive loss against ranked Pac-12 teams. After six weeks -- and with six games to go -- Arizona has gone from Win Men to the Tin Men, with all of the last three losses coming in similar fashion. Arizona has gone from a team looking to be relevant again -- and that appeared to be relevant again for a couple of weeks -- to being relevant only in defeat. UA coach Rich Rodriguez is hoping for a recovery. Heart -- and perhaps better health -- should help the Wildcats g...
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