Arizona Wildcats Top 50 Football Games: No. 37

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Our Arizona Wildcats Top 50 Football Games ranking is shown as a slideshow starting at No. 50 (click on “next” at the upper or lower right to get started) …

Every day we will have data related to the number of days remaining to kickoff — Texas-San Antonio vs. Arizona — on Sept. 3 at Arizona Stadium. That game is only 37 days away.

Anthony Gimino compiled Arizona’s best player by jersey number while with TucsonCitizen.com three years ago. The best No. 37 is halfback Bob Svob (1938-40) who later became a Wildcat assistant, a longtime Arizona administrator and was inducted into the Arizona Hall of Fame.

G.A. “Tex” Oliver’s five-year run as Arizona’s coach ended in 1937 after he compiled a winning percentage of 72.3 (32-11-4). Oliver left to coach Oregon after his stint at Arizona. He coached against the Ducks in his last season with the Wildcats, winning 20-6, in Tucson in the season-finale, capping an 8-2 season. That what was the first game of the Arizona-Oregon series. Oregon must have been impressed and pursued him.

G.A. "Tex" Oliver's winning percentage of 72.1 with the Wildcats is the highest for a coach of at least five seasons at Arizona

G.A. “Tex” Oliver’s winning percentage of 72.1 with the Wildcats is the highest for a coach of at least five seasons at Arizona

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For the third straight year, AllSportsTucson.com presents the Arizona Wildcats’ Top 50 games in the program’s history.

The ranking corresponds to the number of days left to the opening kickoff for the Arizona Wildcats against Texas-San Antonio on Sept. 3 at Arizona Stadium. We are only 37 days from the start of the 2015 football season.

The ranking each year is based on new research and judgments for all games, not just those from last season. This year, four new games join the ranking, including one played more than 50 years ago that — upon further review — deserves Top 50 status. That game was presented at No. 38. The No. 1-ranked game last year may not be the No. 1 this year.

You can view the countdown by clicking on the “next” arrow at the upper or lower right …

— Wearing No. 37 for Arizona this year is sophomore walk-on safety Carter Hehr, who played in seven games last year as part of the special-teams unit. He recorded three solo tackles.

— Arizona’s longest home winning streak of 14 games lasted from 1934 to 1937.

— The scoring oddity of 37 points has happened only 11 times for opponents in the history of Arizona’s program. Incredibly, four of those scores occurred in one season, Mike Stoops’ last at Arizona in 2011:

Oklahoma State beat Arizona 37-9.

Stanford defeated the Wildcats 37-10.

Oregon State upended Arizona 37-20.

And Arizona beat Louisiana 45-37.

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