Where does the SDSU win rank among the Arizona Wildcats’ biggest football upsets since 2006?

Arizona Wildcats'  Biggest Football Upsets Since 2006: Where Does SDSU Win Rank?
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The Arizona Wildcats have had a rollercoaster start to the 2022 season, with a surprising win over San Diego State on the road followed by a disappointing loss to Mississippi State last Saturday.

The Wildcats have been struggling to achieve success lately, only winning four games or fewer in a season since their 5-7 record in 2017.

Since the 2006 season, Arizona has a record of 92-98 overall. The team only achieved more than nine wins in 2014, finishing with a 10-4 record.

Under the guidance of head coaches Mike Stoops, Rich Rodriguez, Kevin Sumlin, and Fisch, there have been numerous important victories throughout the years.

Yengols.com tallied up the victories to calculate the ranking of Arizona’s 18-point season opening win against the Aztecs.

Despite not making the top-10 list, the Wildcats’ victory over SDSU as 6-point underdogs is still considered one of the biggest road wins in the program’s recent history on Arizona betting apps.

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Arizona Wildcats Most Surprising Victories Since 2006

We pulled off a surprising victory on October 2, 2014, beating Oregon on their own turf with a final score of 31-24, even though we were considered a 21.5-point underdog.

The team achieved an unexpected win against Oregon on November 23, 2013, beating them 42-16 at home despite being 20.5-point underdogs.

We pulled off a surprising victory on November 4, 2006, beating Washington State (27-17) on their own turf despite being considered a 16-point underdog.

We pulled off a surprising win against Oregon (37-10) on November 18, 2006, despite being 14-point underdogs playing on their home turf.

We pulled off a surprising victory against Cal (24-20) at home on November 11, 2006, despite being considered a 13-point underdog.

As a 10.5-point underdog, we emerged victorious over Oregon (34-24) in our home game on November 15, 2007.

In November 2011, we pulled off a 31-27 victory against ASU as a 10-point underdog on the road, and in September 2012, we triumphed over OKST with a 59-38 win at home despite being 10-point underdogs.

They are tied for 9th in history for pulling off upsets as 7-point underdogs. Notable wins include defeating USC (21-17) on the road in 2009, CU (45-42) on the road in 2017, Oregon (44-15) at home in 2018, and Cal (10-3) on November 6th, 2021.

How Arizona’s SDSU Win Compares

Arizona’s season opener was a shocker, with a team that only won one game the previous season pulling off a significant upset by defeating a team with double-digit wins in their next opener. This unexpected victory has caused quite a stir in Arizona college football betting circles.

Several significant wins that almost made the cut were Arizona’s 10-3 victory over Cal in 2021, which was their sole win of the season. Also, their wins as underdogs against Utah in 2014 (4.5 points) and 2015 (5.5 points) were narrowly excluded from the list.

In 2012, the Wildcats achieved yet another upset by defeating the USC Trojans with a score of 39-36 as a 5.5-point underdog. This win added to the program’s already impressive list of major victories over the past 15 years.

Fisch’s team needs to prioritize preventing a significant defeat against FCS powerhouse North Dakota State in their upcoming game at Arizona Stadium on Saturday at 8 p.m. The match will be televised nationally on FS1.

The official line for Saturday’s Arizona-North Dakota State game has not been released yet, but it is expected that the Wildcats will be heavily favored on BetMGM in the FBS-FCS matchup.

Whether or not the Wildcats can avoid being listed among the biggest upsets in school history on yengols.com remains to be seen.

At least for now, Fisch’s team can be proud of matching the school’s number of wins from last year in the first two games of the 2022 regular season.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has extensive experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for over seven years, with previous roles at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at yengols.com.

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