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How Arizona players graded during 2023 season, per Pro Football Focus

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The Arizona Wildcats concluded the regular season Saturday with a dominant Territorial Cup victory over ASU. The win capped off a 6-game streak and gave Arizona nine in a season for just the seventh time in program history.

Year 3 under Jedd Fisch has been significant step forward for the program. Numbers from Pro Football Focus back up the progress Arizona has made in 2023.

Arizona finished the regular season with a 91.0 overall grade, up from 73.8 in 2022. That ranks tied for 19th in the country, compared to 99th a year ago and 127th in 2021. Arizona graded 6th nationally in offense (90.8) and 73rd in defense (79.8).

Arizona’s best grade was in the run game, where it ranked 8th nationally (92.4), while its lowest grade was run blocking (61.7).

Arizona’s best game against an FBS opponent was its win at Washington State on Oct. 14, where it scored a 90.9 grade, while the ASU win was graded at 90.5. The losses to Mississippi State (62.7) and Washington (63.8) were the lowest-graded.

Below is a breakdown of how some of Arizona's players graded individually.

Offense

Most snaps: OT Jonah Savaiinaea (821 of 824), C Josh Baker (810), G Wenell Moe (796), OT Jordan Morgan (787), WR Tetairoa McMillan (771)

Highest overall grades (at least 100 snaps): RB Jonah Coleman (91.2 on 382 snaps) McMillan (86.2 on 771), RB Michael Wiley (85.4 on 223), Morgan (83.6 on 787), QB Noah Fifita (81.8 on 581)

Best passing grades: Wiley (91.6 on 130 snaps), McMillan (87.7 on 434), Fifita (83.1 on 339), Coleman (79.0 on 189), TE Tanner McLachlan (71.6 on 368)

Best pass-blocking grades: Morgan (89.9 on 477 snaps), Moe (84.7 on 479), Savaiinaea (78.4 on 491), OT Joseph Bjorn (75.4 on 106), Baker (74.9 on 488)

Best running grades: Coleman (92.7 on 123 snaps), Wiley (81.8 on 65), Williams (81.7 on 82), RB Rayshon Luke (73.3 on 36)

Best run-blocking grades: Morgan (75.3 on 310 snaps), Moe (64.6 on 317), McMillan (61.6 on 297)

Defense

Most snaps: LB Jacob Manu (758 of 810), CB Ephesians Prysock (756), S Dalton Johnson (726), S Gunnar Maldonado (703), CB Treydan Stukes (668)

Highest overall grades (at least 100 snaps): CB Tacario Davis (81.1 on 659 snaps), Stukes (78.8 on 668), S Martell Irby (77.1 on 241), DL Bill Norton (73.4 on 353), Russell Davis II (72.9 on 211)

Best tackling grades: Maldonado (79.9 on 703 snaps), DL Sio Nofoagatoto’a (78.0 on 204 snaps), Davis (76.7 on 659), S DJ Warnell Jr. (75.8 on 127 snaps), LB Jeremy Mercier (75.5 on 128 snaps)

Best run defense grades: Mercier (78.9 on 50 snaps), LB Taye Brown (76.7 on 24) (Stukes (76.7 on 246), Maldonado (75.7 on 267), Johnson (73.0 on 288)

Best pass rushing grades: Manu (80.2 on 71 snaps), Edge Taylor Upshaw (73.2 on 283), Davis II (70.4 on 113), Edge Ta’ita’i Uiagalelei (67.9 on 189), Norton (66.6 on 168)

Best coverage grades: Davis (82.4 on 383 snaps), Irby (79.7 on 124), Stukes (79.5 on 413), Maldonado (70.7 on 432), Prysock (70.6 on 450)

Special teams

Most snaps: Warnell Jr. (209), Anthony Ward (183), Irby (156)

Best overall grades: Uiagalelei (90.0 on 36 snaps), Ward (85.6 on 183), Prysock (77.5 on 135)