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Washington vs. Arizona: Keith Price will challenge Wildcats' pass rush

The Arizona Wildcats will have to pressure and tackle Keith Price to stop him from gaining confidence.

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Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price has struggled so far in 2012, but UW coach Steve Sarkisian doesn't think it's anything the junior is doing wrong, according to The News Tribune.

"I think he's on the right path to getting back playing the type of football that he's capable of playing," Sarkisian said. "I think he's only going to get better this Saturday at Arizona."

Price has thrown for 1,080 yards this year, but Sarkisian's expectations of him having a breakout game against the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson isn't hard to understand. Rich Rodriguez's team is near the bottom of FBS teams in the pass rush, only tallying six total sacks through the same number of games this year.

That could be an issue against Price, who last year threw for more than 3,000 yards and completed 67 percent of his passes.

In 2012, Price hasn't thrown for more than 200 yards since the Huskies' season opener against San Diego State, but his effectiveness has been hampered by injuries across the offensive line. He's also been unwilling to go down without a fight, and that's kept him banged up.