FINAL: Wildcats’ win streak ends against Huskies at home

FINAL: Wildcats’ win streak ends against Huskies at home
Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate (14) in the first half during an NCAA college football game against Brigham Young, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz.

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Maybe it was the late start that had the Arizona offense off-balance in Tucson early Saturday night.

Khalil Tate and the Wildcats shook off the early rust to take a 17-13 halftime lead over the Washington Huskies in a Pac-12 showdown at Arizona Stadium.

After being held scoreless in the first quarter, Tate led the Wildcats (4-2) to two touchdown drives and a field goal in the second frame.

Jacob Eason was held to only 65 passing yards in the first half for Washington (5-2).

The home team couldn’t maintain the momentum after halftime. Arizona gave up 14 unanswered points in the third quarter. Washington kept scoring in the fourth, extending the lead to 44-20 by the time backup quarterback Greg Gunnell started taking snaps for the Wildcats.

Tate finished Saturday with over a dozen completions for 186 yards, a touchdown pass and one interception. Eason exploded in the second half to end with 243 yards passing and two touchdowns.

The final score was 51-27.

The loss ends Arizona’s four-game win streak. The Wildcats are on the road next Saturday. They’ll take on the USC Trojans, who just lost to nationally-ranked Notre Dame. It’s their second loss in a row, but the Trojans are undefeated at home this season.

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