Arizona vs. Colorado: 'The same guys that beat us last year are coming to our place this year'

Christian Petersen

The Wildcats know the Buffaloes beat them last year, and they are looking to return the favor on Saturday.

The Arizona Wildcats are coming off a two-week stretch where they upset the USC Trojans then turned around and suffered their most lopsided loss of the season, a 66-10 thrashing at the hands of the UCLA Bruins.

But the Wildcats get a gift of sorts in this week's opponent – the Colorado Buffaloes.

The Buffaloes defeated the Wildcats last season but are suffering through one of the program's worst-ever seasons with a 1-8 record overall, 1-5 in the Pac-12. But the Buffaloes' record doesn't mean the Wildcats are going to look over them. They still have revenge on their minds from last year's defeat.

"They have eight returners on a defense that beat us by 20," said head coach Rich Rodriguez during his Monday press conference. "Our guys understand that they have players, and the same guys that beat us last year are coming to our place this year."

After watching film from their loss to the Bruins, the Wildcats know they didn't play well. And they'll have to look back at previous weeks when they were on their A-games in order to come back strong against a team they've wanted to play all year.

With a win, the Wildcats become bowl eligible and could possibly pull into a tie for third place in the Pac-12 South if the Arizona State Sun Devils lose to the USC Trojans on Saturday.

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