2011 Arizona Wildcats football team

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2011 Arizona Wildcats football
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
Conference Pac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2011 record4–8 (2–7 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinator Seth Littrell (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Tim Kish (1st season)
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
(Capacity: 56,100)
Seasons
  2010
2012  
2011 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North Division
No. 4 Oregon xy$ 81    122 
No. 7 Stanford x% 81    112 
Washington  54    76 
California  45    76 
Oregon State  36    39 
Washington State  27    48 
South Division
No. 6 USC 72    102 
UCLA xy 54    68 
Utah  45    85 
Arizona State  45    67 
Arizona  27    48 
Colorado  27    310 
Championship: Oregon 49, UCLA 31
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • % BCS at-large representative
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
  • † – USC ineligible for championship and post-season due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team played their home games in Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. This was the first year for Arizona in the newly reconfigured Pac-12 Conference; they played in the Pac-12 South Division. They finished the season 4–8, 2–7 in Pac-12 play.

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The team was coached by interim head coach Tim Kish for the last six games of the season after eighth-year head coach Mike Stoops was fired as head coach on October 10 after starting the season 1–5 (their sole victory was against FCS Northern Arizona). Including the previous season, the Wildcats under Stoops had lost 10 consecutive games against FBS opponents, with their last victory over a FBS team taking place nearly a year earlier on October 30, 2010, against UCLA. Kish, the team's defensive coordinator, was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season. [1] Kish finished the season 3–3, including a Duel in the Desert victory over Arizona State to reclaim the Territorial Cup. Rich Rodriguez was named the Wildcats' new full-time head coach starting in 2012.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 p.m. Northern Arizona * FSAZ W 41–1051,761 [2]
September 85:00 p.m.at No. 9 Oklahoma State * ESPN L 14–3754,654 [3]
September 177:45 p.m.No. 6 Stanford
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
ESPNL 10–3749,636 [4]
September 247:15 p.m.No. 10 Oregon
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
ESPN2 L 31–5656,096 [5]
October 112:30 p.m.at USC FSN L 41–4863,707 [6]
October 812:30 p.m.at Oregon State FCS Pacific L 27–3740,403 [7]
October 206:00 p.m. UCLA
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
ESPNW 48–1246,565 [8]
October 297:30 p.m.at Washington FSNL 31–4259,825 [9]
November 55:00 p.m. Utah Dagger-14-plain.png
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
FCS L 21–3450,389 [10]
November 1211:30 a.m.at Colorado FCSL 29–4848,111 [11]
November 197:30 p.m.at Arizona State FSAZW 31–2772,694 [12]
November 262:00 p.m. Louisiana–Lafayette *
  • Arizona, Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 45–3738,819
  • *Non-conference game
  • Dagger-14-plain.pngHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

[13]

Game summaries

Northern Arizona

1234Total
Lumberjacks0100010
Wildcats14020741

On September 3, Arizona pulled away from Northern Arizona as they outscored the Lumberjacks 27–0 in the second half. Quarterback Nick Foles threw for 412 yards on 34 for 42 passing and had three of his five touchdown passes in third quarter to help the Wildcats defeat the Lumberjacks 42–10. Arizona struggled a bit during the second quarter – a quarter in which the Lumberjacks outscored them 10–0 – after take a 14–0 lead during the first quarter. Northern Arizona's Cary Grossart threw for 179 yards on 20 of 26 passing, and Zach Bauman ran for 99 yards on 27 carries during the game. For Arizona, Juron Criner had six receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown, and David Roberts had 7 catches for 58 yards. [14]

Oklahoma State

1234Total
Wildcats007714
#9 Cowboys14761037

This game was a rematch of the 2010 Alamo Bowl, just nine months earlier, which Oklahoma State won 36–10.

Stanford

1234Total
#6 Cardinal10671437
Wildcats0100010

Oregon

1234Total
#10 Ducks142171456
Wildcats3615731

Oregon's 56 points is the most points Arizona has allowed at home since LSU scored 59 points in 2003 at Arizona Stadium.

USC

1234Total
Wildcats012151441
Trojans171071448

Oregon State

1234Total
Wildcats0614727
Beavers0273737

UCLA

UCLA Bruins (3–3) at Arizona Wildcats (1–5)
1234Total
UCLA700512
Arizona14283348

at Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Clear • 88°F • Wind 8 W
  • Game attendance: 46,565
  • Referee: Jack Folliard
  • TV: ESPN
  • Automated ScoreBook

Since 1927, UCLA is ahead of Arizona 19–14–2 in this series. The Wildcats have a 10–8 advantage in games played in Tucson, including the last three wins in the Desert. This was Tim Kish's first game as head coach for Arizona. [15] Before halftime, a streaker dressed as a referee and ran off the field, and a fight ensued, leading to two players being ejected and four Arizona players being suspended. [16]

Washington

1234Total
Wildcats10315331
Huskies014141442

Utah

1234Total
Utes3177734
Wildcats077721

Colorado

1234Total
Wildcats3771229
Buffaloes713141448

Arizona State

Arizona at Arizona State
1234Total
Arizona14301431
Arizona State7143327

[17]

Louisiana–Lafayette

1234Total
Louisiana-Lafayette7632137
Arizona021101445

Rankings

Ranking movements
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