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Wildcats claw past Cougars

The Arizona Wildcats clawed their way past the Brigham Young Cougars 16-13 Saturday night in their season opener.

Arizona came into the game as a 9-point favorite at home and failed to cover the spread. The game’s final score fell UNDER the posted total (51).

Wildcats quarterback Willie Tuitama completed 19-of-38 pass attempts for 185 yards, and scored a TD in the win over the Cougars.

John Beck passed for 286 yards in the loss for BYU, completing 28-of-37 pass attempts, and throwing for one touchdown.