There's been a lot to like from Rich Rodriguez's bunch so far. Here are the major takeaway points from Saturday.
At this point, it's essentially like UA's running two (or three) running backs out there on every snap.
That may work against NAU, UNLV and UTSA, but it's tough to see Arizona really moving the ball once conference play begins, unless drastic improvements are made to the passing attack.
Daniel Jenkins made the start and continued to impress. Ka'Deem Carey came on late in the first quarter and shredded the Rebels for 171 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries. Jared Baker averaged 5.5 yards per carry. Denker reached the end zone twice and rushed for 63 yards. Even little used senior Kylan Butler got in on the action late and scored.
It remains to be seen if UA can continue running the ball this heavily once the competition improves, but there has been a lot to like thus far.
Jake Fischer and Tra'Mayne Bondurant both made terrific reads and were rewarded with pick-sixes. UNLV quarterback Nick Sherry looked confused all night and was unable to get much of anything going before being pulled in the second half.
UNLV isn't exactly Oregon on offense, but it is a decent unit that was completely shut down on Saturday night.
The lack of plays against NAU was likely more a product of the Lumberjacks killing the clock than anything, and it's pretty clear the Wildcats operate best when they're keeping the pedal to the metal. UNLV looked gassed by the second quarter.