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Oregon State Comes To Tucson: What The Blogs Are Saying

AZ Desert Swarm doesn’t think that the Wildcats will be upset in today’s game:

Arizona is not coming off of a big win, so there will be no hangover. The Cal game was anything but a major victory. While the Arizona defense turned in an impressive performance, the offense was anemic. There were plenty of mistakes for the coaches to go over in the film room. Regardless of the final and game winning offensive drive, the offense clearly underperformed. That game was a coach’s dream. A victory, with plenty of stuff to yell at the players about. I can’t see anyone being arrogant about that win.

Arizona will not be looking ahead to the next opponent. With their next game being at Washington St., The Beavers will be at the forefront of all players minds. I’m not going to pick on the Cougs here. I’ll just leave it at that.

Building The Dam has a rosy outlook on the outcome:

With several advantages in Arizona’s favor, I expect Oregon St. to play well, and again cover the 7.5 point spread, but come up short, and by too much for Kahut to make the difference. Arizona 31 Oregon St. 27 looks like the betting line to take.

Probable outcome aside, Oregon St. coach Mike Riley is money once the Beavers get past September (which is when last year’s debacle happened). And the Beavers’ defensive front got six sacks last week, to go with three interceptions.

Jacquizz Rodgers got hurt two years ago in Tucson, and doesn’t have a good game on his resume against Arizona. ‘Quizz doesn’t leave unfinished business very often.

James Rodgers is back healthy. James almost never leaves unfinished business.

Given that the Oregon St. defense makes a couple of big plays to offset giving up a couple of plays, this OSU business trip turns bad for the ‘Cats.

Oregon St. 34 Arizona 30.

My favorite quote from the comments section?

Brain says 31-24 ’Cats; gut says 27-24 Katz.