September 23, 2007

Analysis: UA has to stop beating itself

Missed opportunities and undisciplined play were central themes for the Wildcats all day long Saturday in their 45-27 loss to California in Berkeley.

Penalties were once again a problem - the UA totaled eight for 73 yards - especially with three offside penalties called in the first quarter alone and a huge personal foul that negated a touchdown.

Luckily for Arizona, Cal outdid the Wildcats with 14 penalties for 121 yards, but the UA's came in much more critical situations.

For the second straight game, the UA offense left several of points on the field. A failed fourth down conversion, an interception in the end zone and four turnovers eliminated opportunities to score what could have been well over 21 points.

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