The Arizona Wildcats stumbled this weekend against the USC Trojans.
The 49-35 shootout left a lot to be desired for defensive football lovers, and Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate put on a marvelous show in what ultimately proved to be a losing effort.
After rushing for 126-yards against the Trojans defense, Tate became the first quarterback in the history of the Pac-12 conference to rush for more than 1,000 yards.
📂 Pac-12 history
⤷📂 Rushing Yards
⤷📂 Before Khalil Tate
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Tate continues to be a dynamic force scrambling out of the pocket, but he struggles to be more of a traditional quarterback. His two interceptions cost the Wildcats dearly, and he connected on less than 50-percent of his passes.
Much like better known Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson, Tate’s athleticism is top-notch, but there are concerns about his ability to succeed at the next level.
Remarkably, Tate has more rushing yards this season than he does passing yards; 1,087 and 930, respectively.
He nearly has more rushing attempts than passing attempts, too. His ability to create makes for a potent offensive attack in college, and he’ll forever be in the conference history books because of what he accomplished on Saturday.