Arizona is playing with a supreme confidence right now as they are riding a four game winning streak and peaking at the right time.
Washington is looking for a breakthrough in trying to win a late night game, but understands that games in the desert are tricky.
Here are some numbers of interest in this showdown in the desert…..
10 – When only allowing 10-points or less on defense, Arizona head coach Kevin Sumlin currently has an 11-0 record during his head coaching career.
9 – Washington is 9th in the nation in net punting (43.00), having not allowed a single touchback and only 17 punt return yards all year.
8 – The Huskies have 8 total wins when playing the Wildcats on the road in Tucson. They lead the overall series 8-7-1 when playing at Arizona.
7– Arizona is ranked 7th in the country in total offense at 539.2 yards per game.
6 – The Washington offense is averaging 6.3 yards per play this season.
5 – The Wildcats offense is currently 5 for 5 this season and perfect on 4th down conversions.
4 – Arizona enters Saturday’s game riding its first 4-game winning streak since 2017. The team’s 4-1 start this season is the program’s best since starting 5-0 in 2014.
3 – The Wildcats are 3-0 while playing at home this season. Their 3 wins include a 65-41 win over Northern Arizona, a 28-14 victory over Texas Tech and lastly a 20-17 win over the UCLA Bruins.
2 – The Huskies return just 2 starters to their “Death Row” defense while nine starters actually graduated or moved on to play in the NFL.
1 – Arizona is currently in 1st Place in the Pac-12 South Division standings with a 2-0 conference record and an overall record of 4-1.
0 – The Huskies have won 0 late night kickoff games the entire season. They lost at home to the California Bears 20-19 earlier this season, and also were defeated last week by the Stanford Cardinal 23-13 down on “The Farm.
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