DK's Hit of the Week: #10 Utah - Tucson News Now

DK's Hit of the Week: #10 Utah

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Every UA game I chose a play that I think represents the kind of tough physical football that we all love.

The top hit award in the Wildcats' Week 11 upset win over 10th ranked Utah goes to two players, senior linebacker Sir Thomas Jackson and junior defensive tackle Sani Fuimaono.

On a night where the Wildcats didn't get a lot of clean shots at Utah, the Wildcats, like they did against USC, continually pressured Utes quarterback Travis Wilson all night long.

UA finished the night with four sacks and none bigger than the last. On a 2nd and 10 in double overtime, Jackson came untouched up the middle on a delayed blitz and Fuimaono beat Utes center Siaosi Aiono as they both converged on Wilson at the same time forcing him to fall to the ground to avoid the big hit.

The play put Utah behind the chains on the most important drive of the game and the Wildcats were able to close the game out two plays later for the win.

What a way for the senior Jackson to close out his final game at Arizona Stadium in front of many family and friends.

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