Milestones, ratings and other season numbers Arizona Wildcats football can achieve during the Territorial Cup


The Territorial Cup and all the bragging rights that go with it are more than enough to get Arizona to play in Saturday’s season finale, but there are plenty of other accomplishments within the reach of the Wildcats and some. players.

Here’s a look at some of the superlatives that can be drawn in the final game of the 2021 season:

Stanley with a sure hand

Wide receiver Stanley berryhill iii is second in the Pac-12 in receptions, at 73, which also ranks tied for 16e nationally. His tally is already tied for ninth by an AU player in a season, the most since Cayleb jones had 73 in 2014, and seven more against ASU will make him the sixth player in school history to reach 80 catches.

Berryhill, who still has one year of eligibility but could forgo it for a career NFL shot, has 129 receptions for his career. It’s good for 13e place in the history of the school.

Best UA Bettor of All Time?

Other than Berryhill, Arizona’s best shot in an overall first-team conference selection this season is the punter. Kyle Ostendorp, who is averaging 48.5 yards per kick this season. The school record is 47.5, set by Danny baugher in 2005, when the best average for a bettor with at least 40 kicks — Ostendorp has 57 — is 46.1 per Drew riggelman in 2014.

Ostendorp, a third-year student at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, has 28 punts of at least 50 yards and a length of 71. Assuming he doesn’t do one in Tempe, he’ll have his name at the top. from the list of schools.

Double Threat Wiley

Michael wiley has scored touchdowns in four consecutive games, the first UA player to do so since 2018, and leads the Wildcats with five touchdowns this season. Only two of them have come as a running back, his natural position, as he has received scores in the last two games.

For the season Wiley has 30 receptions, tied with BJ Casteel for the second tallest of the team. Three more catches against ASU will give him the most by a UA running back since Ka’Deem Carey were 36 in 2012.

No-fly zone

It may not seem that way lately, but Arizona has one of the best passing defenses in the country in terms of yards allowed per game. The Wildcats have given up 199.5 in the air per game, and if that average holds, it will be the first time since 2008 that the AU has limited its opponents to less than 200 yards for the season.

The AU held three enemies within 100 passing yards in 2021. Only three other schools did so more times, with Washington leading the way for five (Arizona was one of them, throwing for just 57 yards against the Huskies in a 21-16 loss at home in October).

ASU is 10e in the Pac-12 by the way, to 207.7 yards per game, with the Sun Devils quarterback Jayden daniels only broke the 200-yard mark five times, but not since Oct. 30.

Strong overall defense

The defense of the AU, under the leadership of an aspiring coordinator Don brown, is sixth in the Pac-12 in yards allowed per game at 376.2. The Wildcats haven’t finished the year better than eighth in total defense since 2010, the last year they allowed less than 400 yards per game.

In order to stay below that mark, the UA need only give up less than 662 yards. The ASU, who is averaging 410 yards per game, hasn’t gone over 500 yards in a game for over two years and last passed the 600 yard mark in 2016.

Arizona surrendered over 600 yards last in Washington state in 2018, while the school record for most yards allowed is 701 against ASU in 1973.


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