The Stanford Cardinal rallied late to defeat the Arizona Wildcats 54-48. The Cardinal scored 20 unanswered points to pick up their fourth win of the season, dropping the Wildcats to 3-3. While it was an offensive shootout, injuries to the Arizona defense played a role in Stanford’s comeback win.
The Wildcats dealt with personnel problems late in the game that were the result of injuries. One of the key injuries occurred to Arizona linebacker Marquis Flowers, who had to be helped off the field in the third quarter. The Wildcats’ junior had totaled 38 tackles and 2 ½ sacks over the team’s first five games.
While Flowers exited the game due to injury, the Wildcats had wide receiver Terrence Miller back for Saturday’s game. He caught three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown for Arizona.
Stanford played most of the game without starting cornerback Terrence Brown, who was inadvertently kicked in the face early in the game.