Bayou bound - Tucson News Now

Bayou bound

Posted: Updated:
  • SportsMore>>

  • Abdirahman will run strong in Boston

    Abdirahman will run strong in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:47 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:47:31 GMT
    The Black Cactus runs Boston Monday.Tucson High ('95) and Pima College and UA grad ('01) Abdi Abdirahman will run in his first Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day.The elite level competitors was scheduled
    Tucson High, Pima College and UA distance runner Abdi Abdirahman will run his first Boston Marathon on the anniversary of the deadly bombings that killed three people and ignite fear in the city.
  • Dodgers sting snakes again

    Dodgers sting snakes again

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:38:35 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Saturday. Dan Haren (3-0) was charged with
    Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6.
  • BB: Cats suffer 2nd straight one-run loss

    BB: Cats suffer 2nd straight one-run loss

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:12 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:12:48 GMT
    The University of Southern California pitching staff stifled the Arizona offensive attack, and Omar Cotto Lozado delivered a walk-off single with two down in the bottom of the 12th inning to hand the Trojans
    USC's Omar Cotto Lozado delivered a walk-off single with two down in the bottom of the 12th inning to hand the Trojans a 5-4 series-clinching victory over the Arizona Wildcats.

Twitter: @Cooney247

Tucson, AZ - Arizona ventures to its eastern-most bowl destination to take on Boston College, a program it has never faced on the gridiron, for a New Year's Eve bowl game.  Both teams starting arriving before noon. Arizona players were busy flying in from all parts of the country while Boston College gathered quickly for a short afternoon practice.

Much of the spotlight will shine on the nation's two leading rushers BC's Andre Williams and UA's Ka'Deem Carey.

Williams edged out Carey for the Doak Walker Award and it's the first time a pair of first-team Associated Press All-America running backs square off in a bowl game. While both teams have found success on the ground this season, they do it in different ways. The Eagles are a more traditional offensive system, while the Wildcats spread teams out and play at a fast tempo.

The Cats have found more room to throw the ball, especially late in the season as the passing game progressed … The Eagles pose a stern threat with a pass rush that produced 35 sacks, while the Wildcats created more pressure themselves late in the campaign. Two disciplined squads, led by the Eagles who are the third-least penalized team in the nation.

Keep an eye on third downs, the Wildcats convert at a 46-percent clip when they have the ball, while the Eagles have moved the chains just 33-percent of the time. Motivation should be high for each school, which both suffered setbacks to end the regular season in late November. However, BC head coach Steve Addazio has his club in a bowl in his first season, something UA's Rich Rodriguez did a year ago. Each has his program poised for bigger successes, and a win will set a positive tone for the offseason

  • UA SportsMore>>

  • Wildcat Breakdown: Basketball

    Wildcat Breakdown: Basketball

    UA Basketball analyst Ryan Hansen joins DK to talk about the developments of the week.
    UA Basketball analyst Ryan Hansen joins DK to talk about the developments of the week.
  • BB: Punchless in L.A.

    BB: Punchless in L.A.

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:26 AM EDT2014-04-20 06:26:42 GMT
    Bob Wheatley and Kyle Davis combined for a two-hit shutout, the University of Southern California baseball team pushed across to seventh-inning runs to defeat visiting Arizona, 2-0, and finish off a three-game
    USC shutouts the Wildcats for the 2nd time in three days to complete a three-game sweep.
  • TENNIS: UA Women finish perfect at home

    TENNIS: UA Women finish perfect at home

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:10 AM EDT2014-04-20 06:10:12 GMT
    Arizona women's tennis (17-4, 6-4) finished the 2014 regular season with an upset over No. 22 in-state rival Arizona State (18-7, 5-5) on senior day with a 4-2 win at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center Saturday afternoon.
    Wildcats' seniors thrive on singles side to bring home Territorial Cup point.
Powered by WorldNow