UA coming in as underdogs

Arizona is coming in as an underdog and Mike Stoops does not have an issue with it.

Arizona will be coming in the Alamo Bowl as an underdog, but that will not change preparation.

"Having balance, I think in your team, is critical, our ability to be able to run it and throw it, I think offensively, is what you look for," Stoops said of the receipe for an upset.

"And then you have to play well in all three phases, offense, defense and special teams, usually is what wins you football games, if you play great defense and you're great on special teams, you're probably going to be in the game."

Stoops believes it is about being good in all phases rather than great in a few.

"You play good in defense, good in special teams, and good in offense, you're definitely going to win the game, so winning two of three phases or winning all three phases, enables you to beat good teams, and that's what you have to do," he said.

"That's what we're going to concentrate on, playing as complete as we can in all three phases, that may seem generic but that's really what happens when you beat good teams, in any of the upsets that we've had, whether it was against Iowa, whether it was against USC, whether it was against Oregon, those were all, we played good in all phases, we didn't necessarily play great in all phases, we played very good in all phases."

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