Nick Foles and the Arizona Wildcats will welcome in the highly-ranked Stanford Cardinal and Heisman candidate Andrew Luck into Tucson this weekend for a showdown that will be nationally televised on ESPN. Here is all of the game day information and coverage that you will need:
Kickoff: 10:45 EDT / 7:45 PST
Venue: Arizona Stadium; 58,000 capacity
Television: ESPN - Carter Blackburn (pxp), Brock Huard (analyst), Shelley Smith (reporter)
Radio: Arizona Radio Network 1290 AM; Sirius 211, XM 190
Online Viewing: ESPN3.com, where available. Check with your internet provider.
All-Time Series: Arizona leads 14-12
Last Meeting: Stanford 42 - Arizona 17. The Wildcats won the last matchup in Tucson back in 2009.
Opening Lines: The 'Cats are a 10-point underdog.
Despite being underdogs at home, this is a big game for Mike Stoops and his program. A win under the bright lights with ESPN in attendance would erase all of the ugly memories from the letdown at Oklahoma State last weekend and could propel the program nicely into the rest of Pac-12 play. Heck, even a close defeat would probably bring some confidence back to the UA faithful.
A big loss, though, would be incredibly deflating to the team and fans and Stoops' job would probably be in jeopardy. Arizona has not defeated a BCS conference team since October of 2010 and the program probably cannot take another embarrassing loss at home.
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