Arizona’s 20-17 win over UCLA was the epitome of a team victory, with the Wildcats turning to a true freshman quarterback when their senior couldn’t play and using a running back-by-committee approach to overcome an injury there as well.
As a result, three Arizona players earned spots on Pro Football Focus’ Pac-12 teams of the week:
Robert Congel and Donovan Laie protected Grant Gunnell’s blind side, enabling him to throw for 352 yards and complete 66 percent of his passes in his first career start. Gunnell was sacked twice, but neither came from Congel and Laie’s side.
Colin Schooler had 13 tackles, including 10 solo takedowns, as well as two tackles for loss, as Arizona’s defense held UCLA to 5.2 yards per play after averaging nearly nine per snap the week before in a 67-63 win at Washington State.