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Arizona 24, BYU 10

, 1973 • Cougar Stadium • Provo, Utah • •
Arizona Wildcats BYU Cougars
Team 1 2 3 4 Totals
Wildcats 7 3 7 7 24
Cougars 3 7 0 0 10

Provo (19,519)

Arizona 24, BYU 10


BYU went ahead 3-0 in first quarter on 40-yard field goal by Dev Duke

After that, AZ faced 3rd and 10 at own 20 when Hamilton went 80 yards on a draw play for touchdown (their ballyhooed rushing attack mustered only 48 yards in half besides that run)

Arizona added a field goal and BYU QB Gary Sheide guided them 64 yards for touchdown and 10-10 halftime score (BYU had run 58 plays to AZ's 30)

Twice Sheide had been scrambled and picked off on crossfield interceptions

Sheide cracked two ribs midway through third (doubtful vs. Weber State) and was replaced by Randy Litchfield

On his second series at his own 36, Litchfield was intercepted in the flat by S Leon Lawrence and saw it returned for a score

Fourth quarter barely began when AZ faced 3rd and 10 on own 20 when Jim Uprchurch split up middle 80 yards for the score following Duke missing a 42-yard field goal


AZ remains unbeaten keeping pace with AZ St for WAC title, clinches a share while BYU drops to 1-4 in conference and darkhorse title chances gone

BYU's Mark Terranova got hurt (likely out for season) and replaced by Charley Ah You, BYU down to fourth-string tailback

BYU Jay Miller was double covered for most of the day and was not thrown to, got injured and missed a quarter


  • "Cats moan those 'sucker' plays." Miller, Hack. Deseret News. 12 Nov 1973.
  • Eugene Register-Guard. 11 Nov 1973.