Team preview: Arizona
The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2007 Arizona Wildcats, exclusively on Insider.
What began as a seemingly harmless question has Arizona fourth-year coach Mike Stoops three minutes into a fiery diatribe. Why wasn't Arizona invited to a bowl game last season? It's hard to debate that the Wildcats weren't among the top-64 teams in the country. They were the only team in the coun-try to beat BYU in regulation, defeating the Cougars, 16-13, in the season-opener. They ended Cal's eight-game winning streak with a 24-20 victory on Nov. 11. The Bears were ranked No. 8 nationally entering the contest. And a week after that, Arizona absolutely manhandled Oregon, 37-10.