Wildcats ready to keep running

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The University of Arizona football team got its ground game for at least one game.

Now the Wildcats hope to keep it going.

In their first game since coach Mike Stoops was fired, the Wildcats used an added emphasis on running the ball, using more running backs than usual and improved play from their offensive
line to roll over UCLA last week.

Arizona entered the game as the nation's second-worst rushing team at 71.8 yards per game, but had no trouble grinding out yards on the ground against the Bruins, piling up a season-high 254 yards in a 48-12 win.

The big game moved the Wildcats up to 111th nationally and 11th in the Pac-12 at 97.9 yards per game heading into Saturday's game against Washington.