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Solomon throws for 410 yards and 4 TDs in debut, Arizona opens with 58-13 rout over UNLV

  • Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon (12) runs for a first down against UNLV during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon (12) runs for a first down against UNLV during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona running back Terris Jones-Grigsby runs away from UNLV defensive back Peni Vea (42) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona running back Terris Jones-Grigsby runs away from UNLV defensive back Peni Vea (42) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon warms up for an NCAA college football game against UNLV, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon warms up for an NCAA college football game against UNLV, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

Anu Solomon threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns in his first career start, and Arizona broke a 45-year-old school record with 787 total yards in a season-opening 58-13 rout over Nevada-Las Vegas Friday night.

Solomon shook off some early-game jitters with a series of big plays to break the school freshman record for passing yards, highlighted by a 92-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hill on the first play of the second half.

Terris Jones-Grigsby laid the groundwork, running for 124 yards and a touchdown in Arizona's first game in three years without two-time All-American Ka'Deem Carey. Freshman Nick Wilson added an 85-yard touchdown run to help the Wildcats break the school record of 691 total yards, set against New Mexico in 1969.

UNLV failed to capitalize on a few early offensive opportunities and had no chance once Arizona got rolling for its second straight lopsided loss to the Wildcats.