Arizona didn’t have linebacker Scooby Wright on the field for most of the 2015 season because of injuries. The 2014 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year was healthy enough to suit up for the Wildcats in Saturdays Gildan New Mexico Bowl and he put on a show. The junior linebacker finished with 16 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks as Arizona was able to hold off the New Mexico Lobos 45-37.
Wright missed most of this past season with a knee injury (torn meniscus) and foot injury (sprain). He announced after the Wildcat victory that he is putting his name into the 2016 NFL draft (No surprise).
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Offensively, Wildcat quarterback Anu Solomon (who was injured and didn’t play vs Arizona State), had a very productive bowl game. Just a sophomore, Solomon showed great poise on the afternoon, throwing for 329 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Jared Baker rushed for 107 yards and 3 tds.
The win capped off a tough season for head coach Rich Rodriguez. 42 different players started for the Wildcats because of injuries. With the victory the Wildcats finished the season with 7-6 record.