Khalil Tate and the Arizona Wildcats fell short of potentially winning their season opener against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Saturday night. A yard short.
Down to the last play, Arizona trailed 45-38 with 10 seconds remaining and the UA quarterback rolled to his right, tucked the ball and attempted to become the hero of the game for the Wildcats. Tate was tackled on the Hawaii one-yard line and the clock hit zeros. Tate spoke to the Star's Michael Lev following the loss.
Postgame comments from Khalil Tate and J.J. Taylor: pic.twitter.com/lxKpII18iX— Michael Lev (@MichaelJLev) August 25, 2019
Tate finished the game completing 22 of 39 passes for 361 yards while rushing for 108. Tate scored three touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions in the seven-point loss.
Kevin Sumlin and cornerback Jace Whittaker, who had two interceptions against Hawaii, also met with Lev postgame.
Postgame comments from UA coach Kevin Sumlin following Arizona’s 45-38 season-opening loss at Hawaii: pic.twitter.com/A3uM1kr6Lm— Michael Lev (@MichaelJLev) August 25, 2019
“You put the team first.”CB Jace Whittaker, who had two picks, sums up a bittersweet night after Arizona’s 45-38 season-opening loss to Hawaii: pic.twitter.com/N0a1WycYR2— Michael Lev (@MichaelJLev) August 25, 2019
For the full game story of Arizona's season-opening to Hawaii from Honolulu, click here.