and the Wildcats failed on the 2-point conversion, giving the Cougars a final chance at University of Phoenix Stadium.
BYU started its final drive on its own 31 and quickly moved down the field to set up Oldroyd’s kick. The freshman split the uprights, raised his arms and rain toward BYU’s sideline after hitting a winning kick in his first career game.
“I just had to wait to see it go through before getting excited,” Sitake said. “It was a great game and I’m proud of Jake coming through.”
Williams looked like he never left after sitting out last season due to personal reasons, carrying 29 times to sparYU’s defense pressured Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon all night and had two interceptions, including one by Kai Nacua in the fourth quarter.
Solomon, named the starter just before the game, threw for 213 yards on 20-of-30 passing.
“This one is on me,” said Solomon, who won a tight battle with sophomore Brandon Dawkins to be Arizona’s starter. “I have to play better.”
Wilson also scored on a 15-yard run in theU: Williams looked like he had never left and Hill was solid in his return, coming through when the Cougars needed him to. Despite some breakdowns in the fourth quarter, BYU's defense was solid, holding Arizona's quick-hitting offense in check most of the night.
Arizona: The offensive line, one of the team's most experienced groups, could not solve BYU's pressure until late. The defense, solid for most of the night, allowed the Cougars to quick-hit their way down the field to set up the winning kick. Arizona entered the season with plenty of questions and didn't get many answers.
BYU: The Cougars continue a brutal start to the season at Utah next Saturday, followed by games against UCLA and West Virginia.
Arizona: The Wildcats play their home opener against Grambling State next Saturday. fourth quarter and finished with 138 yards rushing. Arizona finished with 328 total yards, 190 of that coming in the fourth quarter.
“You ask the same question four or five times, it eventually becomes like a lawyer,” Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said. “Ask the sak BYU’s offREE Phoenix police officers, including a rookie on his first night on patrol, were taking a break in front of a convenience store when they became the target of an attack.