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Arizona 43, Colorado 20

By DAVID BRANDT
AP Sports Writer

TUCSON, Ariz. - Jayden de Laura tied a school record for touchdown passes in a game, Dorian Singer and Jacob Cowing were the receiving beneficiaries of that huge passing performance and Arizona enjoyed an easy victory.

It's become obvious that the Wildcats are no longer the doormat in the Pac-12.

Colorado has taken that ignominious honor with another lopsided loss.

De Laura threw for 484 yards and six touchdowns, Cowing caught 12 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown and Arizona dominated from start to finish in a 43-20 victory over winless Colorado.

"The offense was clicking tonight," Arizona coach Jedd Fisch said. "There's no question about it."

There were several offensive stars for Arizona, but it was a particularly good night for Singer, who made a pair of highlight-reel catches. The second - a fingertip catch in the back of the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown - gave the Wildcats a 19-7 lead.

"Everything was working," de Laura said. "All the receivers were catching the ball. I was really happy with the offensive line and their blocking."

Singer finished with nine catches for 163 yards.

Arizona (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) is halfway to the six wins needed for bowl eligibility, one year after a dismal 1-11 campaign. The Wildcats rolled up 673 yards of total offense.

It was another bad loss for the Buffs (0-5, 0-2), who lost their first four games by at least 25 points and weren't much better against the Wildcats. There were already questions about coach Karl Dorrell's job security coming into Saturday's game and they aren't going away after another stinker, particularly from the defense.

"I'm not ever blaming the players, I'm not going to do that," Dorrell said. "It's always on us as coaches. We really have paid a lot of attention, trying to do the right things with our people. But it hasn't been the right things.

"We're going to continue to find the right way to do this."

Colorado freshman Owen McCown completed 14 of 30 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 43 yards and a touchdown.

The Wildcats took a 26-13 lead into halftime. The game could have been even more lopsided but Arizona couldn't convert on a few good opportunities. Among them: Singer's acrobatic one-handed grab for a 47-yard gain early in the second quarter put Arizona on Colorado's 3-yard line, but the Buffs stuffed the next four plays to keep the Wildcats out of the end zone.

De Laura threw for 273 yards and four touchdowns before halftime.

Arizona took an early 7-0 lead with a 75-yard touchdown drive on the opening possession. De Laura hit Michael Wiley for an 8-yard touchdown on the 11th play. Wiley finished with two touchdown catches.

The Buffs came right back with McCown orchestrating a nine-play, 70-yard drive. Colorado got close to the end zone on a 36-yard screen pass that caught Arizona in an all-out blitz and then McCown ran for a 1-yard touchdown on the next play.

Arizona would score the next 19 points and slowly pulled away.

THE TAKEAWAY

Colorado: The Buffs have some juice on offense with McCown under center, but the defense is a mess. Dorrell is feeling the heat and it'll be interesting to see what changes - if any - are made considering the Buffs don't play again until Oct. 15.

Dorrell said he didn't believe Saturday's loss was his last game with the Buffaloes.

"No, I'm not concerned about that," Dorrell said. "We've got to keep going, keep finding ways to get these guys to play better. We're going to look at anything and everything."

Arizona: The Wildcats did just about anything they wanted offensively. De Laura - a Washington State transfer - continues to grow in Arizona's offense and the team has a pair of talented receivers in Singer and Cowing.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ColoAri
Ari TD 9:58 Michael Wiley 8 yd pass from Jayden de Laura (Tyler Loop kick) 0 7
Colo TD 6:35 Owen McCown 1 yd run (Cole Becker kick) 7 7
Ari TD 1:19 Jacob Cowing 3 yd pass from Jayden de Laura (failed 2pt rush) 7 13
Second Quarter ColoAri
Ari TD 8:16 Dorian Singer 5 yd pass from Jayden de Laura (failed 2pt pass) 7 19
Ari TD 3:42 Tanner McLachlan 8 yd pass from Jayden de Laura (Tyler Loop kick) 7 26
Colo TD 1:05 Daniel Arias 14 yd pass from Owen McCown (missed kick) 13 26
Third Quarter ColoAri
Ari TD 8:10 Tetairoa McMillan 23 yd pass from Jayden de Laura (Tyler Loop kick) 13 33
Colo TD 4:57 Anthony Hankerson 7 yd run (Cole Becker kick) 20 33
Ari FG 1:22 Tyler Loop 29 yd FG 20 36
Fourth Quarter ColoAri
Ari TD 8:57 Michael Wiley 5 yd pass from Jayden de Laura (Tyler Loop kick) 20 43
Team Stats
  Colorado Arizona
First downs 20 36
  Rushing 11 11
  Passing 7 25
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 5-12, 42% 9-14, 64%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 31-154 34-178
Passing Yards 186 495
Return Yards 19 19
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-30-0 34-49-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--11 1--6
Punts 5 1
Punts-Average 45.4 41
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties - Yards 4-30 6-60
Time of Possession 24:43 35:17
Colorado Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
O. McCown 14 30 186 1 0
Arizona Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. de Laura 33 46 484 6 0
T. McMillan 1 1 11 0 0
Colorado Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Hankerson 12 68 5.7 1
O. McCown 10 43 4.3 1
D. Smith 4 20 5.0 0
C. Offerdahl 3 18 6.0 0
R. Sneed II 1 6 6.0 0
J. Tyson 1 -1 -1.0 0
Arizona Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Wiley 16 77 4.8 0
D. Williams 6 39 6.5 0
J. Coleman 5 31 6.2 0
J. de Laura 5 28 5.6 0
J. Cowing 1 4 4.0 0
Colorado Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Tyson 1 42 42.0 0
D. Smith 1 41 41.0 0
C. Offerdahl 1 36 36.0 0
D. Arias 3 31 10.3 1
T. Robinson 1 12 12.0 0
A. Hankerson 2 7 3.5 0
M. Lemonious-Craig 1 7 7.0 0
R. Sneed II 1 4 4.0 0
E. Olsen 1 4 4.0 0
M. Bell 2 2 1.0 0
Arizona Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Cowing 12 180 15.0 1
D. Singer 9 163 18.1 1
T. McMillan 5 90 18.0 1
M. Wiley 5 34 6.8 2
T. McLachlan 2 17 8.5 1
J. de Laura 1 11 11.0 0
Colorado Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Arizona Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Colorado Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Carrizosa 5 227 45.4
Arizona Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Ostendorp 1 41 41.0
Colorado Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Penry 1 0 0
Arizona Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Cowing 3 10 3.3
D. Singer 1 9 9.0
Colorado Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Reed 1 19 19.0
Arizona Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Colorado Missed FG
Player Length
Arizona Missed FG
Player Length
T. Loop 42




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