TUCSON It seems so long ago, and yet not so long ago for Nick Foles when it comes to Oregon State.
Back in 2009, then wet-behind-the-ears Foles was given the chance to start against the Beavers at Reser Stadium and, well, he made the most of it.
He led UA to a 37-32 upset win over OSU and, for all intents and purposes, has been Arizona's starting quarterback ever since, save for an injury or two that has prevented him from starting or playing.
"Your first college start, that's something that will always stick with you," said Foles, recalling that mid-September game. "I had a lot of fun."
He was nervous, but that diminished as the game continued. He was good enough and poised enough to go 24 for 34 for 254 yards and three touchdown passes. He also scored on a 1-yard run.
Oh, the memories and the magic. And the all-important victory.
Can it be done again? The magic and the victory -- again.
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