EUGENE OR - NOVEMBER 26: Quarterback Darron Thomas #1 of the Oregon Ducks jumps over cornerback Mike Turner #2 of the Arizona Wildcats in the third quarter of the game at Autzen Stadium on November 26 2010 in Eugene Oregon. The Ducks won the game 48-29. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
The No. 10 Ducks travel to the desert to take on Pac-12 foe Arizona, the third straight Top-10 opponent for the Wildcats, who just want October to get here already.
One of the biggest early games of the Pac-12 season is goin' down in Tucson Saturday night, as the Arizona Wildcats host the No. 10 Oregon Ducks in the Wildcats third consecutive game against a Top-10 team.
After getting a Cardinal beatdown — 37-10 at home — and losing to Oklahoma State before that, the Wildcats get no break in the Ducks. After rushing for more than 200 yards in his last game, LaMichael James is ready to continue his Heisman momentum against an Arizona defense that's sorely missing Casey Matthews, who's sorely missing Arizona during his struggles with the Eagles.
Senior Nick Foles has already thrown for more than 1,000 yards this year as he continues to remind NFL scouts there are quarterbacks beyond Andrew Luck coming into the draft next year, but the Wildcats are averaging just 55 rushing yards per game, a number that doesn't figure to go up if they're playing from behind against possibly the country's most potent offense.
One thing's for sure: there are going to be a lot of points on the board in Tucson.
Game date, time: 10:15 pm ET, Saturday, Sept. 24
Location: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Ariz.
TV channel: ESPN2, ESPN3
Spread: Oregon favored by 16
Series history: Oregon leads, 22-14
For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Oregon blog Addicted To Quack and Arizona blog Arizona Desert Swarm. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.