Sept. 12, 1998
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Ortege Jenkins came off the bench to direct the No.
21 Arizona Wildcats to a 31-14 victory over Stanford on Saturday in the Pac-10
opener for both teams.
Kelvin Eafon ran for two touchdowns and Trung Canidate, in his first
appearance of the year for the Wildcats, rushed for 110 yards.
Arizona (2-0) has won six straight over the Cardinal (0-2) and four straight
Stanford took a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter when Todd Husak hooked up
with Dave Davis for a 12-yard touchdown pass. The scoring drive was helped
along when Husak found Troy Walters for a 67-yard completion.
Walters, who owns Stanford single-season records for receptions (86) and
receiving yards (1,206) last season, left the game shortly thereafter with a
badly sprained ankle and did not return.
Arizona's first three possessions ended in an interception and two missed
field goals. Stanford's Jamien McCullum picked off Keith Smith's pass at the
Cardinal 16, and Mark McDonald was wide left on field goals of 22 and 38 yards.
Jenkins replaced starter Keith Smith early in the second quarter and led the
Wildcats to the next 24 points.
Arizona tied it 7-7 with 5:25 left in the second quarter as Eafon raced 10
yards for a touchdown that culminated a nine-play, 56-yard drive.
Arizona made it 14-7 with 1:03 left in the half, going 74 yards in six
plays, the highlight a 44-yard pass from Jenkins to Dennis Northcutt. The score
came on a 22-yard pass to Jeremy McDaniel.
Northcutt, who had five catches for 160 yards, also caught a 33-yard
touchdown pass from Smith, who re-entered the game in the fourth quarter.
McDonald added a 26-yard field goal at 9:27 of the third quarter.
Stanford closed to 24-14 when Husak, who passed for 274 yards, found Davis
for a 42-yard touchdown. Davis caught eight passes for 127 yards.