Welp, the Jedd Fisch era is off to an 0-2 start after the Arizona Wildcats fell to San Diego State 38-14 in their home opener Saturday night at Arizona Stadium, extending the UA's losing skid to 14 games.
Saturday night's contest also marked the first time since 1979 that SDSU beat the Wildcats in a football game.
After a hard-fought matchup with BYU in Las Vegas to kick off the 2021 season, the Wildcats responded with coughing up 454 yards to the Aztecs, and going 1-for-13 on third-down conversions.
Starting quarterback Gunner Cruz went 10-for-19 passing for 70 yards, one touchdown and one interception, before he was replaced by Will Plummer in the second half, who finished the night completing 8 of 19 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown — his first in college.
Fisch and Plummer spoke after the game about Arizona's performance, here's what they said:
“This is a process.” — Jedd Fisch after Arizona’s home-opening loss to San Diego State pic.twitter.com/V0b7dDfGCD— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) September 12, 2021
Jedd Fisch: “We’ve gotta be a better football team.” pic.twitter.com/nRjOcmvkXR— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) September 12, 2021
Arizona QB Will Plummer on what he’s taken away from watching Gunner Cruz on the sidelines: pic.twitter.com/yCmXYNAWm9— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) September 12, 2021
Will Plummer on throwing his first collegiate touchdown: pic.twitter.com/za23x2vgJP— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) September 12, 2021
Arizona QB Will Plummer on his mindset going into the game in the second half: pic.twitter.com/0mYHtHf5UJ— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) September 12, 2021
“Everybody’s pretty pissed. We’ve been on this losing streak for a while now and it’s pretty tiring.” — Arizona QB Will Plummer on UA’s 14-game losing streak— Justin Spears (@JustinESports) September 12, 2021