With 173 yards Thursday night vs. the UTSA Roadrunners, Arizona Wildcats running back Nick Wilson extended the school's streak of a 100-yard rusher to 19 games.
It's been since a 66-10 beatdown by UCLA on November 3, 2012 that Arizona has not had a player gain at least 100 yards on the ground. That seems crazy to think about, especially now that we're two games into the post-Ka'Deem era, where no one was entirely sure if there would be a dependable back this year.
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Here's a quick look back at how the last nineteen games have gone:
- Nov. 10, 2012 vs. Colorado: Ka'Deem Carey - 366 yards
- Nov. 17 @ Utah: Carey - 204 yards
- Nov. 23 vs. ASU: Carey - 172 yards
- Dec. 15 vs. Nevada: Carey - 172 yards
- Aug. 30, 2013 vs. NAU: Daniel Jenkins - 139 yards
- Sep. 7 @ UNLV: Carey - 171 yards
- Sep. 14 vs. UTSA: Carey - 128 yards
- Sep. 28 @ Washington: Carey - 132 yards
- Oct. 10 @ USC: Carey - 138 yards
- Oct. 19 vs. Utah: Carey - 232 yards
- Oct. 26 @ Colorado: B.J. Denker - 192 yards AND Ka'Deem Carey - 119 yards
- Nov. 2 @ Cal: Carey - 152 yards
- Nov. 9 vs. UCLA: Carey - 149 yards
- Nov. 16 vs. Washington St.: Carey - 132 yards
- Nov. 23 vs. Oregon: Carey - 206 yards AND Denker - 102 yards
- Nov. 30 @ ASU: Carey - 157 yards
- Dec. 31 vs. Boston College: Carey - 169 yards
- Aug. 29, 2014 vs. UNLV: Terris Jones-Grigsby - 124 yards AND Nick Wilson - 104 yards
- Sep. 4 @ UTSA: Wilson - 174 yards
So not only has it been 19 straight games with a 100-yard rusher, Arizona has had 22 instances of players going over 100 yards on the ground in a game in that span, and has had five different rushers pull the feat.
With Nick Wilson playing himself into the starting job probably after Jones-Grigsby's ankle injury, the Wildcats and Rich Rodriguez may have found themselves that next running back, and one that'll be around for a while.