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LIVE BLOG: Arizona vs. USC
Arizona (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) is hosting No. 10 USC (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) today at Arizona Stadium. The game is being televised nationally on ABC (or ESPN2, depending on region) beginning at 12:30 p.m. MST. Game coverage also can be found on Twitter at @UofA and on the UA Facebook page. Game preview: Cats Head Into Showdown With 10th-Ranked Trojans
Most recent update is at the top:
** UA wins!! 39-36. Terrific game, Wildcats.
** Arizona punts the ball with 1:01 left in the game.
** The UA is running down the clock by running the ball and gaining first downs.
** The UA's B.J. Denker is in the game.
** USC pushes it in for a touchdown. Score: 39-36, Arizona, with 4:40 left in the game.
** USC has a 72-yard return.
** Pass complete to UA's David Richards for an Arizona touchdown. Score: 39-28, Arizona.
** UA holds 'em on third down with a sack, and USC punts it away. Less than 10 minutes left in the game.
** Ka'Deem Carey runs it in for a touchdown, putting the Arizona Wildcats ahead, 32-28.
** U OF A chants the crowd.
** At the end of the third quarter, the score stands at 28-26, USC.
** Scott pass to Buckner is complete in the end zone for a UA touchdown. Two-point try fails. Score: 28-26, USC.
** USC fumbles, and Arizona recovers.
** Touchdown, Arizona. The kick is good. Score: 28-20, USC.
** Today's attendance: 47,822.
** The UA punts it away. USC punts it back. UA punts again.
** USC scores first in the second half with a touchdown. Score: 28-13, Trojans.
** With 3 seconds left, the UA is forced to attempt a field goal. The kick is good, but there's a penalty and the UA must rekick. The rekick is not good. Score at the half: 21-13, USC.
** The UA's Daniel Jenkins gets a 56-yard return. Arizona is working from its 40 with 28 seconds left in the half. Scott follows with a 15-yard run. Scott completes 10-yard pass to Dan Buckner.
** USC runs it into the end zone. The kick is good. Score: 21-13, Trojans.
** Stat update: Arizona has 254 yards in offense so far.
** UA field goal is good. Score: 14-13, USC.
** Scott pass is intercepted, then USC fumbles, and the UA recovers it.
** USC completed pass leads to a touchdown. The kick is good. Score: 14-10, Trojans.
** The UA turns over the ball on downs.
** The UA intercepts the ball. The Arizona Wildcats take over the ball at their 34 yard line. Arizona is moving the ball.
** UA has to punt.
** USC takes the ball into the end zone. The kick is good. Score: 10-7, UA.
** Carey has a nice run, gain of 13 yards. UA has to punt it away.
** USC fumble is recovered by the Wildcats.
** It's the end of the first quarter, and the UA is up, 10-0.
** Ka'Deem Carey's helmet is ripped off; stays in the game. UA kicker John Bonano makes a 27-yard field goal. Score: 10-0.
** The ball changes hands, and Arizona gets a big run and is in USC territory, at the 20.
** USC brings the ball out to its 40. It completes a loooong pass to land at the UA's 28 yardline.
** The Dance Cam catches ZonaZoo on its feet and grooving.
** Matt Scott pass to Johnny Jackson nets a UA touchdown. The kick is good. The Arizona Wilcats are on the board first: 7-0.
** The UA's Marquis Flowers intercepts the ball. The Cats have the ball on their 40 yardline.
** USC takes an early time out. It pays off with a gain of 15 yards, for a first down. A near-touchdown is brought back to the 30 yardline.
** USC won the toss and will receive.
** The UA Pride of Arizona and Pom Line have entered the stadium. Fans are finding their seats in Arizona Stadium. The game is set to begin at 12:30 p.m.
(Photo courtesy of Arizona Athletics)