Staff Predictions: Washington

Arizona faces Washington on Saturday. Read on to see how the staff sees it playing out.

Cody James Martin: This game is difficult to call because Arizona is so banged up across the board. I think the Wildcats will score, but I also don't think they have anyone who can stop Shaq Thompson right now.

Arizona will start a little slow with Washington likely throwing out a few different looks to get Anu Solomon off his game. That allows Washington to get an early lead and forces Arizona to mount a second half comeback.

Late in the game, Arizona takes the lead, but Thompson gets Washington into position for a game winning field goal.

Washington 26, Arizona 24


MIchael Luke: It wouldn’t be a surprise if Arizona struggles to run the ball, but unlike Washington, Arizona’s offense can beat teams in a multitude of ways.

If Marcus Peters was playing, Washington would have a legitimate chance in this game. But the secondary is no longer a strength and, barring a Solomon meltdown, Arizona figures to compile a lot of yardage through the air.

Arizona 27, Washington 14

Overall: 6-3

Jason Scheer: Washington's defense is very good, but the offense leaves something to be desired. I assume Shaq Thompson will be used on offense some, but probably not enough to be the difference in the game there.

Arizona struggles with teams that throw the ball downfield and unless something dramatic happens, Washington is not that team.

For some reason, this feels like the game in which the wheels fall off for the Huskies and Arizona puts everything together.

Arizona 35, Washington 13

Overall: 8-1

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