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Freshman Phillips has caught on early for Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- For freshman wide receiver Nate Phillips, it all started two games into the season -- more specifically when he caught a pass for 12 yards on Arizona's second drive against UNLV. It was good for a first down. Two plays later, he caught another pass for 18 yards. Two plays later, the Wildcats were in the end zone and well on their way to a resounding win over...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rodriguez looking for consistency at punt return position

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday he wasn't sure whether he would change his punt returner for Saturday's game against Colorado. Tow days later, it looks like he's decided to do so. The starter at the position when the season began, freshman Nate Phillips, will return, with Johnny Jackson as the backup and Richard Morrison in reserve when the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Carey's 236 yards helps Arizona beat Utah, 35-24

Ka'Deem Carey rushed for 236 yards in a school record 40 carries, capping off his night with a 44-yard touchdown run with 1:30 to play to seal Arizona's 35-24 victory over Utah Saturday. B.J. Denker ran for two touchdowns and passed for another for the Wildcats (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) in their first conference victory of the season. Utah (4-3, 1-3), coming off its stunning upset...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

USC looking for quick fix in secondary

LOS ANGELES -- It was a party in the Coliseum last Thursday evening for all intents and purposes. In the first game under head coach Ed Orgeron, USC jumped out to a 28-3 first-half lead. Standing ovations were given out like candy on Halloween. And then Arizona went on to score 28 of the game's next 38 points, and things got real. When North Torrance alum B.J. Denker hit Garic...
Via Fox Sports West
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Diminutive Phillips makes quick impression for Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Two days into Arizona's preseason camp, Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez already was singing the praises of freshman Nate Phillips. OK, singing may be too strong, but he took notice pretty quickly of his 5-foot-7 talent. Hes a quick learner, very conscientious, Rodriguez said at a time when he rarely spoke about individual players so as to not single them out...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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