Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wildcats end the season with a 45-37 win over Lafayette

The sun has set on a forgettable season but also some memorable careers. The Cats' seniors pulled Arizona to a win over a pesky Lafayette team that was seeking their 9th win. The game started out well for Arizona as the defense made some plays early but Bryson Beirne threw an early pick and the Cats were forced to put in their Senior QB Nick Foles. What ensued was an offensive slugfest that saw fake-punts, end-arounds, and onside kicks for Lafayette, but also Antolin TDs, Criner's 31st and 32nd career TDs, and Foles passing the 10,000 yard mark for passing on his career. UL Lafayette was the better coached team, but Foles and the Seniors ushered the Cats past the Ragin' Cajuns to put on a great farewell show and a nice taste of Wildcats Football for next year's head coach, Rich Rodriguez.

Michigan tops Ohio State at the Big House, 40-34

The Wolverines were favored in their rivalry game with the Buckeyes. They won on Saturday to end Ohio State's 9-year dominance of the series, but Braxton Miller gave Denard Robinson's team everything they could handle. After scoring a TD which would've put the game out of reach, a penalty wiped away the Wolverine score, so Brady's bunch had to settle for a FG and only a 6-point lead. The Michigan defense would prove to be too much on OSU's final drive as they forced an INT to win for the first time against the Buckeyes since '02.