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Arizona vs. Colorado: Wildcats Playing For Pride As Dreadful Season Winds Down

Arizona may not have a chance at a bowl game, but the team will not go down without a fight in 2011.

Other than their lone conference victory over UCLA a few weeks ago, not a thing has gone right for the Arizona Wildcats in 2011. They saw their defense get torn to shreds by injury, their offensive line routinely failing to give Nick Foles any kind of protection in the pocket, and saw their head coach of eight years get fired after a poor start.

For most in Tucson, the final three weeks of the football season cannot end soon enough. Fortunately for interim coach Tim Kish, his players continue to battle on a weekly basis and have a chance to finish as high as third in the Pac-12 North.

Is it likely? Probably not. This team still does not have a road win this season -- though their best chance is coming this Saturday against the struggling Colorado Buffaloes -- and still have a daunting challenge remaining as the team travels to Tempe in two weeks. And then the final game of the season will be no cakewalk either as Louisiana-Lafayette has surpassed all expectations in 2011 and is poised for their best finish in school history.

This is an Arizona team playing for nothing but pride. For the seniors, many of them have just three games left in their football playing careers. 180 minutes remain before the clock finally runs out. What better way to spend those final minutes than by winning the last three games of the season?

That quest begins on Saturday.

For more on the Wildcats, check out Arizona Desert Swarm.