Staff Predictions: Week Two

Arizona will face UNLV on Saturday. Read on to see who WildcatAuthority.com thinks will win the game.

Cody James Martin: This game is difficult to put a score on because of the strange factors at play.

Ka'Deem Carey won't start, but he will play and he should be able to get over a hundred yards on the ground.

The big key will be how well the passing game can attack the Runnin' Rebels. My guess is that we see some Javelle Allen during the game and the Arizona defense proves that it is considerably better than last season.

Arizona 31, UNLV 13

Overall Record: 1-0

Scott Coleman: The first road game of the season is always scary for a team, especially when the starting quarterback is making the first start of his career away from home.

On paper, though, Arizona should have no problem dispersing UNLV.

The Rebels have really struggled in recent years and were blown out by a pretty mediocre Minnesota team last weekend.

They gave up 221 rushing yards on just 38 carries, and that was against a backfield that doesn't include a Heisman trophy candidate.

Look for Ka'Deem Carey, Daniel Jenkins and Co. to pound the ball on offense while the defense continues to show signs of improvement as the Cats improve to 2-0.

Arizona 38, UNLV 20

Overall Record: 1-0

Michael Luke: As long as Arizona can limit the UNLV running game, look for the Wildcats to win comfortably.

UA's playmaking defensive backs figure to hold up well against UNLV's passing game. Nick Sherry is inconsistent and although he has some talent, Arizona should be just fine.

Running the ball while protecting Denker will be key as UNLV has a few capable pass rushers. Arizona will likely be able to have success here, which will lead to the win.

Arizona 24, UNLV 7

Overall Record: 1-0

Jason Scheer: This game has an interesting feel because Arizona should be a heavy favorite, but there are plenty of "experts" that believe UNLV has a chance here.

My guess is that most of that has to do with the uncertainty of B.J. Denker on the road and the unknown of how much Ka'Deem Carey will play.

I do think that this game will be close for a half or even three quarters, but Arizona has enough talent to win this one.

The passing game will absolutely have to be better and I think the coaching staff realizes that, which will lead to more chances being taken.

Arizona 34, UNLV 17


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