Arizona Wildcats helmet stickers: Game 1

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER!

StickersNWilson

Nick Wilson earned a team-high eight helmet stickers against BYU
5 stickers: Offensive Player of the Game (as selected by Arizona’s coaches)
1 sticker: Earned a starting role at running back
1 sticker: Team had less than five penalties
1 sticker: Offense produced more than 10 plays of 12 yards or more
Wilson gained 138 yards on 17 carries against the Cougars

StickersDCruikshank

Dane Cruikshank earned seven helmet stickers against BYU
5 stickers: Defensive Player of the Game (as selected by Arizona’s coaches)
1 sticker: Earned a starting role at cornerback
1 sticker: Team had less than five penalties
Cruikshank had eight solo tackles while limiting BYU’s passing game from producing any plays of 20-plus yards

StickersJBelknap

Justin Belknap earned five helmet stickers against BYU
3 stickers: Hard Edge Player of the Week (as selected by Arizona’s coaches)
1 sticker: Earned a starting role at defensive end
1 sticker: Team had less than five penalties
Belknap had two tackles, including one for lost yardage


HELMET STICKER CRITERIA

The Wildcats earn cat claw rewards for their Arizona helmet if they achieve these following marks.

TEAM

Win
Pac-12 win
Score 24 points in win
Win turnover margin
5 penalties or less … Arizona had four

OFFENSE

10 plays 12 or more yards … Arizona achieved 11
No turnovers
4 drives 8 or more plays
55% 3rd/4th down conv
No sacks allowed

DEFENSE

Defensive score
Hold opp to 13 points or less in win
Opp at least 5 3-and-outs
Stop opp inside 10 w/UA getting ball
Force at least 3 turnovers
At least 3 sacks

SPECIAL TEAMS

Tackle kickoff returner inside 20 … Once, a tackle by Shun Brown at BYU 13
Punt inside 10-yard line
Block kick
Recover onside kick
Force/recover fumble on kickoff
Fake punt results in 1st down
Force/recover fumble on punt
Kickoff return past 40
Punt return more than 20 yards
Block punt
Successful fake FG attempt
FG 45 or more yards … Josh Pollack made a 46-yarder in the third quarter

LEADERBOARD

Nick Wilson, RB, Jr., 8 stickers
Dane Cruikshank, CB, Jr., 7
Justin Belknap, DE, Fr., 5
Shun Brown, WR, Soph., 4
Josh Pollack, PK, Soph., 3 (with 10 others)


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

Share this post