Arizona Wildcats sophomore Will Parks started his second consecutive game in place of the injured Jared Tevis and came up with the team’s only turnover.
Parks drifted back into the middle of the field to snag a throw from Colorado true freshman Sefo Liufau at the UA 6 early in the fourth quarter. That preserved a 41-20 lead for the Cats.
Parks finished with seven tackles, tied for second on the team behind linebacker Scooby Wright (nine), in the 44-20 victory in Boulder. Parks also broke up two passes.
“Will is a very, very athletic guy,” UA coach Rich Rodriguez said in his radio interview on 1290-AM (KCUB). “He’s still learning, but that pick was a big play.”
Tevis has been out with an ankle injury.
Sophomore safety Anthony Lopez made his first career start, replacing Tra’Mayne Bondurant (concussion). Lopez made five tackles.