In a game that progressed as expected, Arizona steamrolled over FCS foe Northern Arizona 77-13. Quarterback Anu Solomon and running back Nick Wilson combined to lead a school record-breaking performance that saw the Wildcats rack up nearly 800 yards of total offense and 500 rushing yards.
Northern Arizona actually led for a part of this game -- they kicked a field goal to start it. But after Case Cookus threw a 62-yard pass to Emmanuel Butler to bring the Lumberjacks within 14-13 in the second quarter, the Wildcats ripped off 63 straight points on their way to the finish line.
What this win means for Arizona: The Wildcats have finished their relatively easy nonconference slate undefeated, so it's go time now for them. UCLA -- also a winner Saturday night -- is next on Arizona's slate. Both teams enter that Pac-12 opener undefeated.
What this loss means for Northern Arizona: Entering this game, the Lumberjacks were undefeated in two games against competition from their own division, but a matchup with an FBS foe turned into the expected drubbing. So aside from the fact that Northern Arizona enjoyed some success passing the ball early, not much can be gleaned from this one -- the Lumberjacks move on to a much more winnable game at Montana next week.
Player of the game: We'll name two -- Solomon and Wilson. The former threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns; the latter ran for 143 yards and two scores. The two enjoyed much of this game from the sidelines after Arizona built a huge lead.
Stat of the game: Arizona racked up 792 yards of total offense. They rushed for 499 yards. They scored 77 points. All three of those figures were school records. The numbers were certainly gaudy, but the spotlight doesn't turn on until next week.