The Oregon Ducks will look to improve to 5-0 as they return home to face the Arizona Wildcats, who are also 4-0 after stunning Cal with a 36-point fourth quarter.
No. 2 Oregon is coming off a bye week after staving off an upset bid by Washington State and defeating them, 38-31. Quarterback Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes in the Ducks’ latest win.
Wide receiver Devon Allen finished with seven receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns, and Keanon Lowe added another five catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Royce Freeman ran for 75 yards on 20 carries.
The Ducks rank fourth in the country in points scored per game with 48.5, and they will look to continue their dominance on offense against Arizona.
The Wildcats are currently 4-0 and also coming off a bye week. They played in the most exciting Pac-12 game of the year, which involved them making a spectacular comeback that was capped off by a Hail Mary touchdown as time expired.
After trailing Cal 28-6 at halftime, Arizona came roaring back and scored 36 points in the fourth quarter. The Golden Bears led 45-30 with just over five minutes remaining, but the Wildcats scored 19 unanswered points to stun the Golden Bears.
Quarterback Anu Solomon threw for 520 yards and five touchdown passes with two interceptions, and wide receiver Cayleb Jones caught 13 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns.
Their offensive firepower will make them able to stay competitive with the Ducks, but Mariota and the Autzen Field crowd will ultimately prove to be too much.
Prediction: Oregon 45, Arizona 28