2017 Arizona Wildcats football team

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2017 Arizona Wildcats football
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
Foster Farms Bowl, L 35–38 vs. Purdue
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division South Division
2017 record 7–6 (5–4 Pac-12)
Head coach Rich Rodriguez (6th season)
Co-offensive coordinator Calvin Magee (6th season)
Co-offensive coordinator Rod Smith (6th season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Marcel Yates (2nd season)
Base defense 4–2–5
Captain
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
(Capacity: 55,675)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 20 Stanford xy   7 2         9 5  
No. 16 Washington x   7 2         10 3  
Washington State   6 3         9 4  
Oregon   4 5         7 6  
California   2 7         5 7  
Oregon State   0 9         1 11  
South Division
No. 12 USC xy$   8 1         11 3  
Arizona State   6 3         7 6  
Arizona   5 4         7 6  
UCLA   4 5         6 7  
Utah   3 6         7 6  
Colorado   2 7         5 7  
Championship: USC 31, Stanford 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona during the 2017 season. The season was the Wildcats's 118th overall, 40th as a member of the Pac-12 Conference, seventh within the Pac-12 South Division, and the sixth and final year under head coach Rich Rodriguez. The team played their home games at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona for the 89th straight year.

They finished the regular season with a 7–5, 5–4 in Pac-12 play to finish in third place in the South Division, making it into a bowl game. They were invited to the Foster Farms Bowl where they faced Purdue, losing 35–38. Rich Rodriguez was fired after 6 seasons with Arizona. After Rich Rodriguez was fired, Kevin Sumlin was named the Wildcats' new full-time head coach on January 14th, 2018.

Previous season[edit]

After starting the season 2–1 (the sole victory coming against FCS Grambling State and Hawaii, then lose to BYU). Under Rodriguez, extending back to the 2012 season, the Wildcats had lost 8 consecutive games to FBS opponents, their last victory coming nearly a year earlier on September 17, 2016, against Hawaii, leading the team to a record of 3–9 (1–8 Pac-12) on the season.

Offseason departures[edit]

The Wildcats would lose twenty-nine (twenty seniors due graduation) football players. The Wildcats would lose nine more players from the 2016 team due to various reasons (transfers and withdrawals will be filled out once spring practice occurs). Notable departures from the 2016 squad included.

Name Number Pos. Year Notes
Tellas Jones #1 S RS Senior Graduated
Cam Denson #3 WR Senior Medically retired from the injury. The Tucson native had one catch for five yards in this season.
Kahi Neves #7 LB RS Freshman Dismissed from the team.[1]
Samajie Grant #10 WR-RB Senior Graduated
Michael Barton #11 LB RS Senior Graduated
Nate Phillips #11 WR Senior Graduated
Anu Solomon #12 QB RS Junior Elected to transfer to Baylor, he is expected to graduate early and be eligible to play in 2017.[2][3]
Devin Holiday #13 CB Senior Graduated
Paul Magloire Jr. #14 LB RS Senior Graduated
Matt Morin #15 TE RS Senior Graduated
Josh Kern #17 TE RS Senior Graduated
Davonte' Neal #19 CB RS Senior Graduated
Orlando Bradford #21 RB Sophomore dismissed from the football program [4]
Tyler Grammer #43 S RS Senior Graduated
DeJean King #44 S Senior Graduated
Jake Matthews #47 LB Senior Graduated
Brion Anduze #48 TE RS Sophomore Retired from injuries. [5]
Justin Holt #50 OT-DT RS Freshman Retired from injuries.[6]
John Kenny #52 LB RS Senior Leaving from the team.[7]
Darrell Cloy Jr. #55 DL RS Sophomore Medically retires from injuries.[8]
Cody Ippolito #57 LB RS Senior Elected to transfer to Utah, he is expected to graduate early and be eligible to play in 2017.[9][10]
Matthew Stagg #59 LB RS Senior Graduated
Aiulua Fanene #62 DL RS Senior Graduated
Keenan Walker #63 DL RS Freshman Elected to transfer to Independence CC.[11]
Zach Hemilla #65 OL RS Senior Posthumously Graduated [12]
Freddie Tagaloa #72 OL RS Senior Graduated
Harper Sherman #77 OL RS Freshman Dismissed from the team.[13]
Calvin Allen #94 DL RS Junior Elected to transfer to New Mexico State.[14]
Sani Fuimano #99 DL Senior Graduated

Preseason[edit]

Recruiting Class of 2017[edit]

The Wildcats signed 39 players including 10 HS walk-on players, 24 high school recruits, 3 JC transfers from junior colleges and 1 transfers were from NCAA Division I (FBS) programs. Five of the recruits were already enrolled for the spring, 2017 semester while 24 signed letters of intent on National Signing Day is February 3, 2017. Arizona is combined to be a unanimous top-25 class, ranked as high as (#21 by Scout, #15 by Rivals, #26 by ESPN, and #23 by 247) and finish top-5 in the Pac-12 recruitment class (#4 by 247, #4 by Scout, #4 by ESPN, and #4 by Rivals).

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jose Ramirez
OLB
Auburndale, FL Auburndale HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Enrolled (Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Nathan Tilford
#36 RB
Ontario, CA Colony HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Enrolled (Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Tony Fields
#33 OLB
Las Vegas, NV Desert Pines HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Enrolled (Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Bryce Gilbert
#15 TE-H
Gilbert, AZ Higley HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Enrolled (Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
K'hari Lane
QB
Montezuma, GA Macon County HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 02/12/17 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Gary Brightwell
RB
Baltimore, MD St. Frances Academy 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 02/01/17 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Anthony Pandy
DE
Harbor City, CA Narbonne HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 01/24/2017 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
My-King Johnson
#79 DE
Tempe, AZ Tempe HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 01/16/2017 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Lucas Havrisik
K/P
Norco, CA Norco HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 01/15/2017 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Colin Schooler
ILB
Mission Viejo, CA Mission Viejo HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 12/27/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jalen Harris
#34 DE
Mesa, AZ Desert Ridge HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 08/05/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Kurtis Brown
#43 DT
Bakersfield, CA Liberty HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 276 lb (125 kg) 04/05/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Brian Casteel
#135 WR
Covina, CA Charter Oak HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 06/11/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Scott Young
#51 S
La Mesa, CA Helix HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 06/15/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Troy Young
#56 S
Mobile, AL Mobile Christian HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 07/23/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:2/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Kylan Wilborn
#70 DE
Sherman Oaks, CA Notre Dame HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 236 lb (107 kg) 04/05/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Joshua Brown
#27 ILB
Long Beach, CA Long Beach Polytechnic HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 243 lb (110 kg) 06/12/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Malik Housman
#69 CB
Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 06/20/2016 (Committed, Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Bryce Wolma
#31 TE-Y
Saline, MI Saline HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 04/06/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Edgar Burrola
#77 OT
Las Vegas, NV Desert Pines HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 295 lb (134 kg) 06/08/2016 (Walk-On, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Drew Dixon
#80 ATH
Tucson, AZ Sabino HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 06/05/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Rhett Rodriguez
#39 QB-DT
Tucson, AZ Catalina Foothills HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 01/16/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:2/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Xavier Bell
#74 S
Santa Ana, CA Mater Dei HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 06/17/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Tony Wallace
CB
Las Vegas, NV Desert Pines HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 12/17/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:2/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars
Rhedi Short
#111 CB
Los Angeles, CA Cathedral HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 07/03/2016 (Enrolled, Committed) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #21   Rivals: #15  247Sports: #23  ESPN: #26
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

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Incoming transfers[edit]

In addition to the 2017 recruiting class, Arizona did add four transfers, which includes eligible for the current season, to the 2017 roster:

Position key[edit]

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Spring practice[edit]

Spring game[edit]

The 2017 Wildcats had spring practice from February 2017 to March 2, 2017. The 2017 Arizona football spring game will take place in Tucson, AZ at a date and time to be determined.

Date Time Spring Game Site TV Result Attendance
March 2, 2017 Navy/Blue vs. Red/White Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ P12N 37-21
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Fall practice[edit]

Fall camp is scheduled for August.

Pac-12 Media Days[edit]

Pac-12 media days are set for July 2017 in Hollywood, California.

Returning starters[edit]

Arizona returns 30 starters in 2017, including 14 on offense, 9 on defense, and 7 on special teams.

Projecting Returning Starters 2017

Indicates player was a starter in 2016 but missed all of 2017 due to injury.

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2017 Arizona Wildcats roster
Quarterbacks
  • 4 Rhett Rodriguez (H), Freshman
  • 10 Zach Werlinger, RS Junior
  • 11 K'Hari Lane, Freshman
  • 13 Brandon Dawkins, RS Junior
  • 14 Khalil Tate, Sophomore
  • 15 Donavan Tate, Freshman
  • 17 Andrew Tovar, Freshman

Running Backs

  • 23 Gary Brightwell, Freshman
  • 23 J.J. Taylor, RS Freshman
  • 25 Jamardre Cobb, RS Junior
  • 28 Nick Wilson (C), Senior
  • 32 Jake Laudenslager, RS Freshman
  • 33 Nathan Tilford, Freshman
  • 34 Zach Green (C), RS Senior
  • 35 Dakota Poe, Freshman
  • 36 Noah Pittenger, Freshman
  • 38 Brandon Leon, RS Sophomore
  • 42 Quincy Wimbish, RS Freshman

Wide Receivers

  • 1 Drew Dixon, Freshman
  • 2 Tyrell Johnson (C, KR), Senior
  • 5 Brian Casteel, Freshman
  • 6 Shun Brown (KR/PR), Junior
  • 7 DeVaughn Cooper, RS Freshman
  • 9 Tony Ellison (PR), RS Junior
  • 18 Cedric Peterson (KR), RS Sophomore
  • 19 Shawn Poindexter (C), Senior
  • 24 Darick Holmes Jr., RS Sophomore
  • 40 Thomas Reid III, RS Freshman
  • 80 Isaiah Randle, Freshman
  • 82 Donovan Walker, RS Junior
  • 84 Isaiah Lovett, Freshman
  • 86 Stanley Berryhill, Freshman
  • 87 Zach Benjamin (C), RS Senior
  • 89 Donovan Moore, RS Junior
 

Tight Ends

  • 8 Trevor Wood, RS Junior
  • 12 Bryce Gilbert, Freshman
  • 81 Bryce Wolma, Freshman
  • 85 Jamie Nunley, RS Freshman

Offensive Linemen

  • 50 Josh McCauley, RS Freshman
  • 53 Jon Jacobs, RS Freshman
  • 54 Bryson Cain (OT),

Injured RS Freshman

  • 55 Levi Walton, RS Junior
  • 58 Layth Friekh (C), Senior
  • 64 Nathan Elridge, RS Sophomore
  • 67 Gerhard de Beer (C), RS Senior
  • 69 Christian Boettcher, RS Junior
  • 70 Thiyo Lukusa, Redshirt Sophomore
  • 72 Edgar Burrola, Freshman
  • 74 Alex Kosinski, RS Sophomore
  • 75 Michael Eletise (OT), RS Freshman
  • 76 Cody Creason, RS Sophomore
  • 77 Maisen Knight, Junior
  • 78 Jacob Alsadek (C), RS Senior
  • 79 Tyson Gardner, Freshman

Defensive End

  • 14 Kylan Wilborn, Freshman
  • 20 Jose Ramirez, Freshman
  • 32 DeAndre' Miller (C), RS Senior
  • 39 Francisco Nelson, RS Freshman
  • 51 Lee Anderson III, Sophomore
  • 52 Jalen Harris, Freshman
  • 59 My-King Johnson, Freshman
  • 82 Dante Blissit, Freshman
  • 86 Justin Belknap, RS Sophomore
  • 92 Jack Banda (C), RS Senior
 

Defensive Linemen

  • 44 Kurtis Brown, Freshman
  • 60 Luca Bruno (C), RS Senior
  • 81 Jalen Cochran,

Injured RS Freshman

  • 90 Matt Thomas, RS Sophomore
  • 91 Finton Connolly, RS Sophomore
  • 93 Parker Zellers (C),RS Senior
  • 94 Sione Tuafauela (DT), Junior
  • 96 Marcus Griffin (C), RS Junior
  • 98 Larry Tharpe Jr., RS Junior
  • 99 Dereck Boles, RS Junior

Linebackers

  • 1 Tony Fields II, Freshman
  • 5 Gavin Robertson Jr., RS Freshman
  • 7 Colin Schooler, Freshman
  • 12 Josh Brown, Freshman
  • 18 Brandon Rutt, RS Junior
  • 26 Anthony Pandy, Freshman
  • 28 Carrington Vaughn,

Injured RS Sophomore

  • 34 Jacob Colacion, RS Freshman
  • 47 Rourke Freeburg, Freshman
  • 50 Ken Samson, Freshman
  • 53 Richard Merritt, RS Freshman
  • 54 Elijah Ruiz, Freshman
  • 56 Rexx Tessler, Freshman

Cornerbacks

  • 2 Lorenzo Burns, RS Freshman
  • 8 Antonio Parks, RS Freshman
  • 9 Dane Cruikshank (C), RS Senior
  • 10 Malcolm Holland, RS Sophomore
  • 15 Kwesi Mashack, (C) Senior
  • 17 Jace Whittaker, Junior
  • 25 Sammy Morrison, RS Sophomore
  • 30 Antonio Wallace, Freshman
  • 35 Isaiah Strong, RS Senior
  • 38 Malik Hausman, Freshman
  • 49 Lee Pitts, RS Freshman
  Safeties
  • 3 Jarrius Wallace, RS Freshman
  • 6 Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (FS), Junior
  • 11 Troy Young, Freshman
  • 13 Chacho Ulloa, Sophomore
  • 19 Scott Young, Freshman
  • 21 Isaiah Hayes, Sophomore
  • 23 Devon Brewer, RS Sophomore
  • 25 Anthony Mariscal, RS Sophomore
  • 29 Jarvis McCall Jr., (C) RS Senior
  • 31 Tristan Cooper, Sophomore
  • 33 Kyeler Burke, Sophomore
  • 37 Xavier Bell, Freshman

Placekickers

  • 30 Josh Pollack, RS Sophomore
  • 43 Lucas Havrisik, Freshman

Punters

  • 16 Jake Glatting (H), RS Junior
  • 26 Matt Aragon, RS Sophomore

Long Snappers

  • 51 Donald Reiter, RS Freshman
  • 56 Nick Reinhardt

Injured, RS Junior

  • 61 James Offerman, Freshman


Classes Key:
Fr – Freshman; first year player.
So – Sophomore; second year player.
Jr – Junior; third year player.
Sr – Senior; fourth year player.
BoldTeam captain.
Italics – Left team during the season.
RS – Previously used a redshirt.
Current Redshirt – Redshirt during 2017 season.
Injured – Injured for entire or majority of season and is eligible for a medical redshirt.

Arizona Wildcats roster

*2017 Arizona Football Commits (07/28/2017)
  • Projecting Roster

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Consecutive season at
Arizona in current position
Rich Rodriguez Head coach 6th year
Calvin Magee Associate Head Coach and Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs 6th year
Rod Smith Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach 6th year
Vince Amey Defensive Line coach 2nd year
Marcel Yates Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs coach 2nd year
Brian Knorr Tight Ends Coach and Special Teams Coordinator 1st year
Theron Aych Assistant Coach and Wide Receivers coach and Passing Game Coordinator 1st year
Scott Boone Assistant Coach and Linebackers 1st year
Jamille Addae Assistant Coach and Safeties 2nd year
Jim Michalczik Assistant Coach and OL 4th year
Chuck Cecil Senior Defensive Analyst 1st year
Chris Allen Associate Athletic Director, Co-Strength/Conditioning Coach 6th year
Reference:[19][20]

Depth chart[edit]

Depth Chart Source: 2017 Arizona Wildcats Football Fact Book[23]

True Freshman
Double Position : *

Injury report[edit]

Player Position Status Injury Date of Injury Date of Return (Anticipated)
DeAndre Miller LB Out Foot Sept. 2 TBA[24]
Bryson Cain OL Out (season) Knee Sept. 2 2018
Jalen Cochran DL Out (season) torn pectoral tendon Sept. 2 2018
Nick Reinhardt LS Out (season) Knee Sept. 15 2018
Carrington Vaughn LB Out (season) Knee Sept. 15 2018
Jamie Nunley TE Out Shoulder Sept. 15 TBA
Cam Denson WR Out Foot Sept. 2 Sept. 9th
Isaiah Hayes S Out Shoulder Sept. 2 TBA
Donovan Walker WR Out Shoulder Sept. 9 TBA

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Arizona announced its 2017 football schedule on November 29, 2016. The 2017 Wildcats' schedule consisted of 7 home and 4 away games for the regular season. Arizona hosted nine Pac-12 conference opponents UCLA, Utah, Oregon State and Washington State and traveled to California, Colorado, Oregon, USC and traveled to arch rival Arizona State for the 91st annual Territorial Cup to close out the regular season. Arizona was not scheduled to play Pac-12 North opponents Stanford and Washington in the 2017 regular season.

Arizona's out of conference opponents represented the American, Big Sky, and C-USA. The Wildcats hosted three non–conference games which were against Northern Arizona from the Big Sky and Houston from the American and traveled to El Paso, TX against Texas–El Paso from the C-USA.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 8:00 p.m. Northern Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ P12N W 62–24   43,620
September 9 7:30 p.m. Houston* Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ESPNU L 16–19   43,334
September 15 7:15 p.m. at UTEP* Sun BowlEl Paso, TX ESPN W 63–16   22,133
September 22 7:30 p.m. No. 23 Utah Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FS1 L 24–30   36,651
October 7 5:00 p.m. at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO P12N W 45–42   49,976
October 14 6:00 p.m. UCLA Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ P12N W 47–30   48,380
October 21 4:00 p.m. at California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA P12N W 45–44 2OT  37,525
October 28 6:30 p.m. No. 15 Washington Statedagger Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ P12N W 58–37   42,822
November 4 7:45 p.m. at No. 17 USC No. 23 LA Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ESPN L 35–49   70,225
November 11 9:00 p.m. Oregon State Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ESPN2 W 49–28   40,984
November 18 5:00 p.m. at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR P12N L 28–48   51,799
November 25 2:30 p.m. at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Rivalry) P12N L 30–42   59,385
December 27 6:30 p.m. vs. Purdue* Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA (Foster Farms Bowl) FOX L 35–38   28,436
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll & CFP Rankings (beginning in Week 9) released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Standard Time.
Schedule Source[25][26]
Legend
  Arizona win
  Arizona loss

Game summaries[edit]

Northern Arizona[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
13–1 (.929) September 19, 2015 Arizona 77–13
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona –26 0
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Arizona Wildcats
1 2 34Total
Lumberjacks 7 7 01024
Wildcats 14 20 141462

at Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ

  • Date: September 2, 2017
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: cloudy • Temp: 87° F • Wind: SW 6 mph
  • Game attendance: 43,620
  • Referee: S. Strimling; Umpire: G. Adam; Linesman: J. Stabile; Line judge: M. Feldman; Back judge: J. Morton; Field judge: J. Yock; Side judge: C. Reynard; Center judge: J. Wharrie;
  • TV announcers (Pac-12 Network): Kate Scott (play-by-play), Glenn Parker (color)
  • ESPN Box Score / UofA Box Score
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
595
Passing Yards
89
Rushing Yards
506
Leading Passer
Brandon Dawkins
7/13, 89 yards, 1 TD
Leading Rusher
Brandon Dawkins
7 carries, 92 yards, 2 TDs
Leading Receiver
Tony Ellison
5 rec, 79 yards, 1 TD


To open up the 2017 season, Arizona will host its in-state rival, the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks for the non conference home opener in Tucson since 2015. Arizona lead the all-time series with 13–1.

Houston[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
1–1 (.500) [27] September 6, 1986 Arizona 37–3
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +1 66
Houston Cougars at Arizona Wildcats
1 2 34Total
Cougars 3 14 2019
Wildcats 3 7 3316

at Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona

  • Date: September 9, 2017
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 85 • Wind: 7 NW • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 43,334
  • Referee: M. Mothershed; Umpire: C. Weiss; Linesman: K. Mattson; Line judge: M. Dorman; Back judge: J. Nelson; Field judge: M. Hall; Side judge: M. Weseloh; Center judge: T. Druse;
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Kirk Morrison (color analyst)
  • ESPN Box Score / UofA Box Score
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
371
Passing Yards
219
Rushing Yards
152
Leading Passer
Brandon Dawkins
17/29, 178 yards
Leading Rusher
J.J. Taylor
17 carries, 87 yards
Leading Receiver
Shun Brown
4 receptions, 79 yards


After playing Northern Arizona, Arizona will host the Houston Cougars for the second non conference game in Tucson. This will be the first meeting between the schools since 1986. Arizona tied the all-time series with 1–1 apiece.

at UTEP[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
38–11–2 (.765) [28] August 30, 2003 W 42–7
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona –24.5 59
Arizona Wildcats at UTEP Miners
1 2 34Total
Wildcats 0 35 141463
Miners 0 9 7016

at Sun BowlEl Paso, TX

  • Date: September 15, 2017
  • Game time: 7:15 PM MST
  • Game weather: Mid 80s • Wind: Breezy • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 22,133
  • Referee: Dan Gautreaux; Umpire: Ben Young; Linesman: Maia Chaka; Line judge: Thomas Eaton; Back judge: Larry Neal, Jr.; Field judge: Lark Jones; Side judge: Justin Larrew; Center judge: Kevin Randall;
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Adam Amin (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoarcek (color), Molly McGrath (sideline reporter)
  • ESPN Box Score / UofA Box Score
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
501
Passing Yards
175
Rushing Yards
326
Leading Passer
Brandon Dawkins
18/21, 155 yards, 3 TDs
Leading Rusher
Brandon Dawkins
14 carries, 133 yards, 3 TDs
Leading Receiver
Tyrell Johnson
4 receptions, 45 yards

After playing Houston, Arizona will travel to El Paso, TX hosts the UTEP Miners for third and final non conference game of the season. This will be the first meeting between the schools since 2003. Arizona lead the all-time series with 38–11–2.

Utah[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
19–21–2 (.476) [29] October 8, 2016 L 23–36
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +4.5 60
Utah Utes at Arizona Wildcats
1 2 34Total
No. 23 Utes 10 3 14330
Wildcats 3 7 7724

at Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona

  • Date: September 22, 2017
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 84 • Wind: W 7-10 • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 36,651
  • Referee: Kevin Mar; Umpire: Rick DiBernardo; Linesman: Harold Mitchell; Line judge: Rich Troyer; Back judge: Joe Johnston; Field judge: T. Migchelbrink; Side judge: Bernie Hulscher; Center judge: Randy Campbell;
  • TV announcers (FS1): Brian Custer (play-by-play), Ben Leber (color), Jennifer Hale (sideline reporter)
  • ESPN Box Score / UofA Box Score
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
448
Passing Yards
248
Rushing Yards
200
Leading Passer
Brandon Dawkins
24-42, 248 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTS
Leading Rusher
Brandon Dawkins
18 carries, 90 yards, 1 TD
Leading Receiver
Tony Ellison
6 receptions, 78 yards, 1 TD


Following its game against UTEP on the road, Arizona will begin its 2017 Pac-12 conference schedule in Tucson, AZ, Arizona to face the Utah Utes for the first Pac-12 south division game of the season. Arizona lose in the previous meeting to Utah 36–23 in Salt Lake City, UT. Arizona trailed the all-time series by Utah, 19–21–2.

at Colorado[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
4–14 (.222) [30] November 12, 2016 L 24–49
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +7 60
Arizona Wildcats at Colorado Buffaloes
1 2 34Total
Wildcats 14 7 141045
Buffaloes 7 7 72142

at Folsom FieldBoulder, CO

  • Date: October 7, 2017
  • Game time: 5:00 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 75 14% • Wind: SW 11 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 49,976
  • Referee: Mark Duddy; Umpire: Matt Jordan; Linesman: C. Barrett; Line judge: Steven Kovac; Back judge: David Ross; Field judge: Kevin Kieser; Side judge: Shane Anderson; Center judge: Chris Wiggins;
  • TV announcers (P12N): J.B. Long (play-by-play), Yogi Roth (color), Jill Savage (sideline reporter)
  • ESPN Box Score / UofA Box Score
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
567
Passing Yards
154
Rushing Yards
413
Leading Passer
Khalil Tate
12-13, 154 yards, 1 TD
Leading Rusher
Khalil Tate
14 carries, 327 yards, 4 TDs
Leading Receiver
Tony Ellison
1 reception, 60 yards

After facing Utah and having a bye week, Arizona visited Colorado. The Wildcats lost their previous meeting to the Buffaloes at home 49–24. Arizona entered the game trailing 14–4 in their all-time series.

The biggest headline from this game was the performance of Khalil Tate, who came off the bench after starting quarterback Brandon Dawkins took a late hit out of bounds on the Wildcats' opening possession. Tate proceeded to run for 327 yards, a single-game FBS record for quarterbacks, breaking the previous record of Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch set in 2013.[31]

UCLA[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
15–24–2 (.390) [32] October 1, 2016 L 24–45
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +3.0 60
UCLA Bruins at Arizona Wildcats
1 2 34Total
Bruins 7 7 16030
Wildcats 17 13 10747

at Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona

  • Date: October 14, 2017
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 85° • Wind: NNW 6 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 48,380
  • Referee: S. Strimling; Umpire: F. Villar; Linesman: J. Stabile; Line judge: M. Feldman; Back judge: J. Morton; Field judge: T. Migchelbrink; Side judge: C. Reynard; Center judge: J. Wharrie;
  • TV announcers (P12N): Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play), Anthony Herron (color), Lewis Johnson (sideline reporter)
  • ESPN Box Score / UofA Box Score
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
605
Passing Yards
148
Rushing Yards
457
Leading Passer
Khalil Tate
9-13, 148 yards, 1 TD
Leading Rusher
Khalil Tate
15 carries, 230 yards, 2 TDs
Leading Receiver
Shun Brown
3 catches, 61 yards

After its game against Colorado on the road, Arizona will face UCLA in Arizona's family weekend game in Tucson, AZ. UCLA defeated Arizona in the previous meeting 24–45 in Pasadena, CA. Arizona trailed the all-time series by UCLA 24–15–2.

at California[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
16–14–2 (.531) [33] September 20, 2014 W 49–45
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona –3.5 65.5
Arizona Wildcats at California Golden Bears
1 2 34OT2OTTotal
Wildcats 14 7 737745
Golden Bears 7 0 14107644

at Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA

  • Date: October 21, 2017
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 67° • Wind: NNW 6 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 37,525
  • Referee: M Mothershed; Umpire: R Meisenheimer; Linesman: Kirk Mattson; Line judge: Matt Doman; Back judge: Steve Hudson; Field judge: Michael Hall; Side judge: Mike Weseloh; Center judge: Mike McCabe;
  • TV announcers (P12N): Ted Robinson (play by play), Yogi Roth (color), Jill Savage (sideline reporter)
  • ESPN Box Score / UofA Box Score
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
511
Passing Yards
166
Rushing Yards
345
Leading Passer
Khalil Tate
10-15, 166 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Leading Rusher
Khalil Tate
17 carries, 137 yards, 1 TDs
Leading Receiver
Shun Brown
2 catches, 57 yards, 1 TDs

After its game against UCLA, Arizona will face California in Berkeley, CA for the first non Pac-12 division game of the season. Arizona won the previous meeting at home 49–45 over California in 2014. Arizona has the lead all-time series 16–14–2.

Washington State[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
26–16 (.619) [34] November 5, 2016 L 7–69
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona -1.0 63
Washington State Cougars at Arizona Wildcats
1 2 34Total
No. 15 Cougars 7 7 131037
Wildcats 10 13 142158

at Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona

  • Date: October 28, 2017
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 81 • Wind: NE 6 • Weather: Spotlessly Clear
  • Game attendance: 42,822
  • Referee: Terry Leyden; Umpire: Mike Stephens; Linesman: Rod Ammari; Line judge: Tim Messuri; Back judge: Brad Robinson; Field judge: Shane Standley; Side judge: Gary Reed; Center judge: Douglas Wilson;
  • TV announcers (P12N): Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play), Anthony Herron (color), Lewis Johnson (sideline reporter)
  • ESPN Box Score / UofA Box Score
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
585
Passing Yards
275
Rushing Yards
310
Leading Passer
Khalil Tate
10–17, 275 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Leading Rusher
J.J. Taylor
13 carries, 152 yards, 2 TDs
Leading Receiver
Jamie Nunley
2 catches, 116 yards, 1 TD

After its game against California on the road, Arizona will face Washington State in Arizona's homecoming game at home. Washington State defeated Arizona in the previous meeting 7–69 in Pullman, WA. Arizona has the lead all-time series 26–16.

at USC[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
8–31 (.205) [35] October 15, 2016 L 14–48
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +7.0 0
Arizona Wildcats at USC Trojans
1 2 34Total
#23 Wildcats 0 6 141535
#17 Trojans 7 14 72149

at LA Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA

  • Date: November 4, 2017
  • Game time: 8:45 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 68°
  • Game attendance: 93,607
  • Referee: M. Duddy; Umpire: T. Schroeder; Linesman: C. Barrett; Line judge: S. Kovac; Back judge: D. Ross; Field judge: K. Kieser; Side judge: S. Anderson; Center judge: M. Richards;
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mark Jones (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (color), Quint Kessenich (sideline reporter)
  • ESPN Box Score / UofA Box Score
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
380
Passing Yards
146
Rushing Yards
234
Leading Passer
Khalil Tate
14-31, 146 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
Leading Rusher
Khalil Tate
26 carr, 161 yards, 1 TD
Leading Receiver
Shun Brown
8 rec, 78 yards, 1 TD

After hosting Washington State, Arizona will travel to Los Angeles, CA to face the USC Trojans. Arizona lose in the previous meeting at home to USC 48–14. Arizona trailed the all-time series by USC 32–8.

Oregon State[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
22–15–1 (.592) [36] November 19, 2016 L 7–69
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona –21.5 0
Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Wildcats
1 2 34Total
Beavers 0 0 141428
Wildcats 14 14 14749

at Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona

  • Date: November 11, 2017
  • Game time: 9:15 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 68 • Wind: SSE 3 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 40,984
  • Referee: Kevin Mar; Umpire: Rick DiBernardo; Linesman: Kirk Mattson; Line judge: Tim Messuri; Back judge: David Ross; Field judge: T. Migchelbrink; Side judge: Bernie Hulscher; Center judge: Randy Campbell;
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Mark Jones (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (color), Quint Kessenich (sideline reporter)
  • ESPN Box Score / UofA Box Score
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
602
Passing Yards
68
Rushing Yards
534
Leading Passer
Khalil Tate
5–7, 68 yards, 1 INT
Leading Rusher
Khalil Tate
16 car, 206 yards, 2 TDs
Leading Receiver
Tyrell Johnson: 3 rec, 44 yards

at Oregon[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
16–25–0 (.390) [37] December 5, 2014 L 14–51
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona +3.0 78
Arizona Wildcats at Oregon Ducks
1 2 34Total
Wildcats 7 14 7028
Ducks 14 14 71348

at Autzen StadiumEugene, OR

Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
Passing Yards
Rushing Yards
Leading Passer
Leading Rusher
Leading Receiver

Following its home game finale against Oregon State, Arizona will play its road game against Oregon. Oregon defeated the Wildcats in a top 10 showdown during the prior meeting at 2014 Pac-12 Championship (rematch from 31–24 at Eugene, OR on October 2, 2014), losing 14–51. Arizona trailed the all-time series by Oregon, 25–16.

at Arizona State (Territorial Cup)[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
49–40–1 (.550) [38] November 25, 2016 W 56–35
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona –0 0
Arizona Wildcats at Arizona State Sun Devils (91st Territorial Cup)
1 2 34Total
Wildcats 14 10 0630
Sun Devils 7 7 21742

at Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ

Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
Passing Yards
Rushing Yards
Leading Passer
Leading Rusher
Leading Receiver

Following its road finale against Oregon, Arizona will close out the 2017 season facing its arch-rivals, the Arizona State Sun Devils, in the 91st meeting of "Territorial Cup" in Tempe, AZ . Arizona won the previous meeting at home over Arizona State 56–35 in last season. Arizona leads the all-time series 49–40–1.

vs. Purdue (Foster Farms Bowl)[edit]

Overall record Last Meeting Result
0–2 (.000) [39] September 17, 2005 L 24–31
Pregame line Over/under
Arizona –0 0
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Arizona Wildcats (Foster Farms Bowl)
1 2 34Total
Wildcats 14 0 14735
Boilermakers 14 17 0738

at Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA

  • Date: December 28, 2017
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. MST
  • TV: FOX
Game information
Statistics
Total Yards
Passing Yards
Rushing Yards
Leading Passer
Leading Rusher
Leading Receiver

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 24 RV RV NR NR NR NR 
Coaches RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR RV 25 RV RV NR NR NR NR 
CFP Not released 22 NR NR NR NR NR Not released

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

As of 11/25/2017.

Non-conference opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 10 30 9 10 59
Arizona 17 62 31 31 141

Pac-12 opponents

1 2 3 4OT Total
Pac-12 opponents 66 59 113 997 344
Arizona 93 91 87 7614 361

Score total by Quarters

1 2 3 4OT Total
All opponents 76 89 122 1097 403
Arizona 110 153 118 10714 502

Offense[edit]

Rushing
Name GP Att Gain Loss Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G
#2 Tyrell Johnson 8 3 79 0 79 yards 26.3 1 TDs 55 8.4
#4 Rhett Rodriguez 2 4 13 14 -1 yards -0.2 1 TDs 12 -0.5
#6 Shun Brown 8 1 22 0 22 yards 22.0 1 TDs 22 2.8
#13 Brandon Dawkins 5 56 397 39 358 yards 6.4 6 TDs 66 71.6
#14 Khalil Tate 6 69 960 34 1,087 yards 13.4 8 TDs 82 154.3
#25 J.J. Taylor 8 92 528 9 519 yards 5.6 4 TDs 79 64.9
#28 Nick Wilson 6 69 361 8 353 yards 5.1 3 TDs 46 58.8
#33 Nathan Tilford* 5 12 117 1 116 yards 9.7 2 TDs 65 23.2
#34 Zach Green 8 54 278 1 277 yards 5.1 6 TDs 37 39.6
#38 Brandon Leon 8 12 67 0 67 yards 5.6 1 TDs 10 9.9
TEAM 5 4 0 7 -7 yards -1.8 0 TDs 0 -1.4
Total 8 376 2,822 113 2,709 yards 7.2 32 TDs 82 338.6
Passing
Name GP Att-Cmp-Int QBR Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
#4 Rhett Rodriguez 2 1–1–0 184.0 100% 10 yards 0 TDs 10

5.0

#13 Brandon Dawkins 5 42–63–0 125.2 62.3% 670 yards 5 TDs 43 134.0
#14 Khalil Tate 6 46–67–3 187.5 68.7% 784 yards 6 TDs 68 130.7
#15 Donovan Tate 2 1–1–0 184.0 100% 10 yards 0 TDs 10 5.0
Total 8 114–175–6 149.7 65.1% 1,474 yards 11 TDs 68 184.2
Receiving
Name GP Att Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G
#2 Tyrell Johnson 8 13 155 yards 11.9 0 TDs 32 18.4
#3 Cam Denson 1 1 5 yards 5.0 0 TDs 5 5.0
#6 Shun Brown 8 24 353 yards 14.7 4 TDs 56 44.1
#8 Trevor Wood 5 1 6 yards 6.0 1 TDs 6 1.2
#9 Tony Ellison 8 22 395 yards 18.0 2 TDs 60 49.4
#18 Cedric Peterson 8 7 46 yards 6.6 0 TDs 14 7.7
#19 Shawn Poindexter 8 9 131 yards 14.6 0 TDs 43 16.4
#25 J.J. Taylor 8 7 17 yards 2.4 1 TDs 8 2.1
#28 Nick Wilson 6 1 6 yards 6.0 0 TDs 6 1.2
#81 Bryce Wolma 8 24 212 yards 8.8 2 TDs 22 26.5
#85 Jamie Nunley 6 4 138 yards 34.5 1 TDs 68 23.0
#92 Jack Banda 8 1 10 yards 10.0 0 TDs 10 1.2
Total 8 114 1,474 yards 12.9 11 TDs 68 184.2

Defense[edit]

Name GP Tackles Sacks Passing Defense Interceptions Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds BrUp QBH No.-Yds Avg TD Long Rcv-Yds FF
#1 Tony Fields* 6 22 15 37 3.0–27 yards 3.0–27 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#2 Lorenzo Burns 6 28 9 37 0.5–2 yards 0–0 yards 3 0 1–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#4 Antonio Parks 6 4 0 4 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 1 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#5 Gavin Robertson Jr. 3 2 0 2 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 1 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#6 Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles 6 21 8 29 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 1 0 3–5 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 2–0 0 0
#7 Colin Schooler* 6 21 5 26 3.0–11 yards 1.0–9 yards 0 0 1–53 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 1 0
#8 Trevor Wood 4 0 1 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#9 Dane Cruikshank 6 21 5 26 3.0–5 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 1–1 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 1 0
#10 Malcolm Holland 6 2 0 2 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#12 Joshua Brown 2 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 2 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#13 Chacho Ulloa 2 5 0 5 1.0–2 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#14 Kylan Wilborn* 6 19 0 19 7.0–54 yards 5.0–47 yards 1 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 1–0 3 0
#15 Kwesi Mashack 6 6 0 6 2.0–3 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#16 Jake Glatting 6 0 1 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#17 Jace Whittaker 6 13 4 17 0.5–1 yards 0–0 yards 7 0 2–70 yards 0.0 1 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#18 Brandon Rutt 6 13 8 21 1.5–3 yards 1.0–2 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#19 Scottie Young Jr.* 6 22 10 32 3.0–7 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#19 Shawn Poindexter 6 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#25 J.J. Taylor 6 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#26 Anthony Pandy 4 3 0 3 1.0–5 yards 1.0–5 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#27 Sammy Morrison 5 3 0 3 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#28 Carrington Vaughn 1 2 0 2 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#29 Jarvis McCall Jr. 4 2 1 3 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#31 Tristan Cooper 6 2 1 3 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#32 DeAndre’ Miller 2 6 1 7 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 1 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#33 Nathan Tilford 5 2 1 3 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#34 Jacob Colacion 6 2 0 2 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 1 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#40 Thomas Reid III 2 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#44 Kurtis Brown* 6 5 2 7 2.0–4 yards 1.0–2 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#49 Jalen Harris* 4 3 1 4 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#51 Lee Anderson III 6 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#56 Nick Reinhardt 1 1 0 1 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#60 Luca Bruno 5 7 4 11 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 1 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#86 Justin Belknap 6 9 0 9 2.0–13 yards 2.0–13 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 1–9 yards 0 0
#91 Finton Connolly 6 4 4 8 2.5–11 yards 0.5–5 yards 0 1 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 1–0 0 0
#93 Parker Zellers 4 7 3 10 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#96 Marcus Griffin 3 0 0 0 0–0 yards 0–0 yards 1 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#98 Larry Tharpe Jr. 6 6 2 8 1.5–5 yards 0.5–4 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
#99 Dereck Boles* 6 13 8 21 0.5–1 yards 0–0 yards 0 0 0–0 yards 0.0 0 TDs 0 0–0 0 0
Total 6 280 94 374 34–154 yards 15–114 yards 20 3 8–129 yards 0.0 1 TDs 0 5–9 yards 5 0

Special teams[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Preseason award watch lists[edit]

  • Nathan Eldridge
Rimington Trophy
  • Jacob Alsadek
Wuerffel Trophy
  • Brandon Dawkins
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
  • Dane Cruikshank
Senior Bowl

Weekly awards[edit]

Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week, at Colorado (10/07/17)
Davey O’Brien Great 8, at Colorado (10/07/17)
Davey O’Brien Great 8 (2), vs UCLA (10/14/17)
Davey O’Brien Great 8 (3), vs Washington State (10/28/17)
CFPA National Performer of the Week, at Colorado (10/07/17)
Rose Bowl: Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, at Colorado (10/07/17)
Rose Bowl: Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (2), vs Washington State (10/28/17)
Las Vegas Bowl: Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, at Colorado (10/07/17)
Las Vegas Bowl: Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (2), at California (10/21/17)
Las Vegas Bowl: Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (3), vs Washington State (10/28/17)
Athlon Sports: Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, at Colorado (10/07/17)
Athlon Sports: Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (2), at California (10/21/17)
Athlon Sports: Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (3), vs Washington (10/28/17)
Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, at Colorado (10/07/17)
Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (2), vs UCLA (10/14/17)
Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (3), at California (10/21/17)
Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (4), vs Washington State (10/28/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, at Colorado (10/07/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (2), vs UCLA (10/14/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (3), at California (10/21/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (4), vs Oregon State (11/11/17)
  • Brandon Dawkins (QB)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. NAU (09/02/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (2), at UTEP (09/15/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. NAU (09/02/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (2), vs UCLA (10/14/17)
  • J.J. Taylor (RB)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. NAU (09/02/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (2), vs. Houston (09/09/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (3), vs. Oregon State (11/11/17)
  • Zach Green (RB)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, at California (10/21/17)
  • TJ Johnson (WR)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. NAU (09/02/17)
  • Shawn Poindexter (WR)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, at Colorado (10/07/17)
  • Shun Brown (WR)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. NAU (09/02/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (2), at UTEP (09/15/17)
  • Nathan Eldridge (OL)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, at Colorado (10/07/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (2), vs UCLA (10/14/17)
  • Christian Boettcher (OL)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, at California (10/21/17)
  • Gerhard de Beer (OL)
Student Player of the Week, vs Utah (09/22/17)
  • Jacob Alsadek (OL)
Student Player of the Week, at UTEP (09/15/17)
  • Bryce Wolma (TE)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, at UTEP (09/15/17)
Student Player of the Week, vs Washington (10/28/17)
  • Kwesi Mashack (CB)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. Houston (09/09/17)
  • Jace Whittaker (CB)
Student Player of the Week, at Colorado (10/07/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs UCLA (10/14/17)
  • Antonio Parks (CB)
Student Player of the Week, vs NAU (09/02/17)
  • Finton Connolly (DL)
Student Player of the Week, at California (10/07/17)
  • Dereck Boles (DL)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. Oregon State (11/11/17)
  • Luca Bruno (DL)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. Oregon State (11/11/17)
  • Tony Fields (LB)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. Houston (09/09/17)
  • Colin Schooler (LB)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. Houston (09/09/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (2), at UTEP (09/15/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (3), at California (10/21/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (4), vs. Oregon State (11/11/17)
Athlon Sports: Pac-12 Defensive Freshman Player of the Week, at California (10/21/17)
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, at California (10/21/17)
  • Kylan Wilborn (LB)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, at UTEP (09/15/17)
Helmet Award Player of the Week (2), vs UCLA (10/14/17)
  • Chacho Ulloa (S)
Student Player of the Week, vs UCLA (10/14/17)
  • Jarrius Wallace (S)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, at California (10/21/17)
  • Lucas Havarisik (PK)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. NAU (09/02/17)
Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, vs Washington State (10/28/17)
  • Josh Pollack (PK)
Helmet Award Player of the Week, vs. Houston (09/09/17)
  • Jake Glatting (P)
Student Player of the Week, vs Houston (09/09/17)

Yearly awards[edit]

  • Khalil Tate
*Maxwell Award semifinalist
*Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist
*Walter Camp Player of the Year Award semifinalist
*Manning Award finalist
*AP Pac-12 Newcomer Player of the Year (2017)
  • J.J. Taylor
Pac-12 Offensive Freshman Player of the Year
  • Colin Schooler
Pac-12 Defensive Freshman Player of the Year

All-Americans[edit]

Each year several publications release lists of the their ideal "team". The athletes on these lists are referred to as All-Americans. The NCAA recognizes five All-American lists. They are the Associated Press (AP), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News (SN), and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF). If a player is selected to the first team of three publications he is considered a consensus All-American, if a player is selected to the first team of all five publications he is considered a unanimous All-American.

  • Khalil Tate

College Football News Pac-12 Top 30 (2017)

  • Nathan Eldridge
All Pac-12 AP 2nd team (2017)
  • Kylan Wilborn
All Pac-12 AP 2nd team (2017)
USA Today Freshman All American (2017)
  • Colin Schooler
USA Today Freshman All American (2017)
ESPN Freshman All American (2017)
247sports Freshman All American (2017)
  • Jace Whittaker
All Pac-12 AP 2nd team (2017)
  • Tony Fields
ESPN Freshman All American (2017)
247sports Freshman All American (2017)
  • Lorenzo Burns
College Football News All Pac-12 (2017)
College Football News Pac-12 Top 30 (2017)

Key:
First team
Consensus All-American
Unanimous All-American

All-Pac-12 teams[edit]

  • Jacob Alsadek
All-Pac-12 honorable mention (2017)
  • Shun Brown
All-Pac-12 honorable mention (2017)
  • Nate Eldridge
All-Pac-12 honorable mention (2017)
  • Colin Schooler
All-Pac-12 honorable mention (2017)
  • Khalil Tate
All-Pac-12 honorable mention (2017)
  • Nick Wilson
All-Pac-12 honorable mention (2017)

All-Academic Teams[edit]

NCAA Academic All-Americans[edit]

All-Pac-12 Academic[edit]

All-Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention (2017)
  • Branden Leon (RB)
All-Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention (2017)
  • Jamie Nunley (TE)
All-Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention (2017)
  • Christian Boettcher (OL)
All-Pac-12 Academic First Team (2017)
  • Malcolm Holland (CB)
All-Pac-12 Academic First Team (2017)
  • Jake Glatting (P)
All-Pac-12 Academic Second Team (2017)
  • Josh Pollack (PK)
All-Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention (2017)

National winners[edit]

Record broken[edit]

Honors and Awards Source: 2017 Arizona Media Notes[40] (unless otherwise noted)

Players in the 2018 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Dane Cruikshank CB 5 152 Tennessee Titans

Media Affiliates[edit]

Radio[edit]

TV[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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