Tailback David Adams rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Alfred Jenkins threw for three more scores as Arizona opened its season with a 37-3 nonconference victory over Houston Saturday night at Tucson.
The 5-foot-6, 170-pound Adams had 20 carries and scored on runs of seven and two yards.
Split end Jon Horton caught 6 passes for 115 yards, with 46 yards coming on a pass play touchdown from Jenkins.
Arizona's big-play defense stifled Houston all night long, coming up with a safety, a fumble recovery and three interceptions--one of which led to the Wildcats' first touchdown, a nine-yard pass from Jenkins to wide receiver Derek Hill.
Jenkins also hit fullback Charles Webb with a five-yard scoring pass to give Arizona a 23-0 lead.
Placekicker Chip Browndyke booted a 22-yard field goal for Houston's only score as the half ended at 23-3.
Washington St. 34, Nevada Las Vegas 14--In his first collegiate start, Cougar quarterback Ed Blount passed for two touchdowns and ran 14 yards on a draw for another at Pullman, Wash.