1997 Arizona Wildcats football team

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1997 Arizona Wildcats football
University of Arizona Block A.svg
Insight.com Bowl champion
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1997 record 7–5 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Dick Tomey (11th year)
Offensive coordinator Homer Smith (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Rich Ellerson (1st year)
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
(Capacity: 57,803)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#9 Washington State +   7 1         10 2  
#5 UCLA +   7 1         10 2  
#14 Arizona State   6 2         9 3  
#18 Washington   5 3         8 4  
Arizona   4 4         7 5  
USC   4 4         6 5  
Oregon   3 5         7 5  
Stanford   3 5         5 6  
California   1 7         3 8  
Oregon State   0 8         3 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Arizona Wildcats football team represented University of Arizona during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 7:30 PM at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR FSN L 9–16   38,035
September 13 7:00 PM UAB* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 24–10   36,309
September 20 12:30 PM at No. 8 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 20–28   91,152
September 27 12:30 PM at UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA FSN L 27–40   50,188
October 4 7:00 PM San Diego State* Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ W 31–28   39,195
October 11 7:15 PM No. 17 Stanford Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FSN W 28–22   40,273
October 18 12:30 PM No. 8 Washington Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ABC L 28–58   50,585
October 25 12:30 PM at No. 10 Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA ABC L 34–35 OT  31,137
November 8 7:00 PM Oregon State Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ W 27–7   39,754
November 15 8:00 PM California Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FSN W 41–38 2OT  37,111
November 28 4:30 PM at No. 12 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Territorial Cup) FSN W 28–16   73,682
December 27 6:00 PM vs. New Mexico* Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ (Insight.com Bowl) ESPN W 20–14   49,385
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Mountain Standard Time.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Joe Salavea D Line 4 107 Tennessee Oilers
Jimmy Sprotte Linebacker 7 205 Tennessee Oilers
Chester Burnett Linebacker 7 208 Minnesota Vikings

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