Washington bids Tucson farewell with another weird desert game (and a win)
The Huskies had chances to put Arizona away sooner in their 31-24 victory.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Sonoran hot dog is wrapped in bacon, topped with beans and onions and tomatoes, accented by mayonnaise and mustard and nestled into a substantial, pocket-like bun.
They are abundant here, but it’s possible nobody makes them better than El Guero Canelo, the three-location Tucson mainstay and James Beard Award winner. When the cashier asks that fateful question — “just one?” — take it as a cue to double the order, add a fountain drink and properly indulge before returning to the dry, desert heat.
There will be plenty to miss about this trip.
But you can forgive the Washington Huskies and their fans if, on their way out of Arizona Stadium on Saturday night, they relished the thought that they won’t come here again, at least not for a while, and not as members of the same conference as the eternally pesky Arizona Wildcats. Who else can trail by multiple scores for most of a football game, never possess the ball with an opportunity to even tie it in the second half, yet inspire such hand-wringing among UW fans after a Huskies road victory?