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Arizona vs. Oregon: Wildcats Safety Marquis Flowers Out

The Arizona Wildcats could be in big trouble tonight in their secondary. Anthony Gimino of the Wildcat Report has found out that strong safety Marquis Flowers has been ruled out for Saturday's game, which makes him the THIRD starting member of the Arizona defensive backs unit (behind safety Adam Hall and cornerback Jonathan McKnight) that will not be playing tonight. Junior Mark Watley will likely take his place.

If Ducks quarterback Darron Thomas is in peak form, Oregon could find some mismatches downfield and really burst this one open early. The Arizona pass defense has been shredded in their first two matchups against BCS opponents, and Oregon's pass offense has been clicking since their early season loss against LSU. This could become ugly fast if the Wildcats front seven can't win the line of scrimmage.

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