Khalil Tate’s Breaks Records in Wildcat Win

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The Arizona Wildcats got a big win on Saturday night, thanks to an on-fire Khalil Tate.

The back-up quarterback, who had been nursing a shoulder injury since the start of the season, rushed for 327 yards as Arizona held off Colorado, 45-42. His rushing yards set a FBS record for a quarterback, and he accounted for five touchdowns to help his team stay on top.

Tate’s running game, including touchdown runs of 58, 28, 47 and 75 yards, saved the Wildcats as they won at Folsom Field for the third straight time.

Tate entered the game early on in the first quarter when starting quarterback Brandon Dawkins went down with an injury. He was taken down by multiple defenders and seemed unsteady as he returned to the sideline.

Tate’s rushing yard is the second-most ever in Arizona history, and he broke the quarterback record on his last rush of the evening, a 31-yard run that sealed the Wildcat win.

Colorado’s Phillip Lindsay was busy breaking records too, rushing for a career-high 281 yards on a school-record 41 carries. He became Colorado’s school leader in all-purpose yards with a run in the third quarter.

The Wildcats will next host UCLA, which has won five straight matchups, and are 24-15-2 all-time against the Wildcats.

Stay up to date on all things Wildcats on their official website here. 

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