Arizona Coach Rich Rodriguez complained bitterly last year about late-night starts in the Pac 12, but he should be thankful only a few night watchmen saw his team burn midnight oil last Saturday night in Tucson:
The dozen or so people who may have cared about the final score, Arizona 31-21 over Grambling State, probably thought Arizona got up 31-0 on a FCS opponent and let off the gas.
Ghastly was more like it.
Grambling State led, 21-3, at the half and probably would have won had quarterback DeVante Kincade not been in injured in the first half.
Arizona stormed back because quarterback-challenged Grambling committed six, second-half turnovers. The Wildcats scored 28-unanswered point and escaped what would have been, by far, the most embarrassing result in Pac 12 history.
“I love stress,” Rodriguez sarcastically said afterward. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.