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Highlights: Khalil Tate Makes Heroic, Last-Second Attempt for Arizona vs. Hawaii

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 25, 2019

Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate (14) runs down the sideline during the second quarter during of the team's NCAA college football game against Hawaii on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
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The Arizona Wildcats lost to the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on Saturday night, 45-38, but quarterback Khalil Tate nearly pulled off a last-gasp miracle to send the game into overtime.

On the final play of the game, Tate rolled out to his right, looking to throw the ball into the end zone. But instead, seeing open field ahead of him, he decided to run the ball and nearly found paydirt, scrambling 30 yards. He needed 31 yards, however, and was tackled on the 1-yard line with no time left on the clock.

It was a heroic effort, and after the game Tate defended his decision to take off and run, lamenting that he came up "a little short."

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Postgame comments from Khalil Tate and J.J. Taylor: https://t.co/lxKpII18iX

Tate had a big game overall in the loss, finishing 22-of-39 for 361 yards while also adding 108 yards on the ground. He scored three total touchdowns, though he also threw two interceptions. But it will be that one final yard he couldn't get that will likely stick in his mind.