It took over a year, 12 full games and 353 passing attempts, but Marcus Mariota finally threw an interception against Arizona Saturday.
It took a dropped pass and an incredible effort by Arizona’s Shaquille Richardson too.
Mariota dropped back on first and ten for his first passing attempt of the day. He looked left and found an open Bralon Addison near the sideline.
The ball, thrown accurately, popped off Addison’s body and was headed out of bounds, but Richardson followed the ball out of bounds, and in mid-air, caught the deflection and tossed it to teammate Scooby Wright, who secured the interception in-bounds. Wright then returned the ball 14 yards, giving the Wildcats great field position early in the ballgame.
The interception led to a Ka’Deem Carey touchdown run and now midway through the second quarter, the Wildcats look primed for an upset, leading the Ducks 21-3.
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