This Date in College Football Belt History – August 31

The Texas-El Paso Miners of coach Charlie Bailey met the Arizona Wildcats of coach Dick Tomey in the 1996 opener for both teams. Arizona’s PK Matt Peyton connected on 3 field goals & All-Pac 10 CB Chris McAllister intercepted 2 passes to lead the Wildcats to a 23-3 victory.

Arizona – Texas thread

Fifth-ranked Arizona Wildcats (28-7) faces the Texas Longhorns (28-7) on Sunday in the third round of the 2011 NCAA Championship at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, OK. The winner gets a trip to the Western Regional in Anaheim, California.

All-Americans Taking The Super Out Of Super Size

Once was a time when McDonald’s All-American on a resume meant a freshman was ready to contribute. Of recent years, if a program was honored enough to keep a McDonald’s All-American for a sophomore or junior season, it meant multiple wins in the NCAA Tournament. After this season’s results, a few teams might modify their recruiting channels.

This Date in College Football Belt History – November 9

November 9, 1985 – After losing The Belt earlier in the season to Washington, the 14th ranked, 6-1-1 UCLA Bruins of Terry Donahue traveled to Tucson to try & claim it from the 6-2 Arizona Wildcats of coach Larry Smith. UCLA’s RB Gaston Green scored 3 touchdowns & the Bruins withstood a 4th quarter rally by the Wildcats to take The Belt back to California with a 24-19 win.

This Date in College Football Belt History – August 31

The Texas El-Paso Miners of coach Charlie Bailey met the Arizona Wildcats of coach Dick Tomey in the 1996 opener for both teams. Arizona’s PK Matt Peyton connected on 3 field goals & All-Pac 10 CB Chris McAllister intercepted 2 passes to lead the Wildcats to a 23-3 victory.