Stanford Staff Predictions

Arizona faces Stanford on Saturday and we make our picks.

Cody James Martin: This is a tough game to pick because it is hard to imagine Arizona playing poorly two games in a row and when David Shaw is involved, all bets are off. Without Anu Solomon and Scooby Wright, the Wildcats are missing their two biggest stars on both sides of the ball, which certainly isn't the recipe for success. 

I think Arizona plays better than most people expect, but it's going to take a perfect game from the Wildcats or huge letdown from the Cardinal in order for Arizona to come away with a win. Jerrard Randall makes some big plays early, but is limited in the second half and Brandon Dawkins doesn't have enough to help Arizona in the end.

Stanford 35, Arizona 24

Overall: 4-0

Michael Luke: On paper, this game figures to have a lopsided outcome. Stanford's gameplan is never a mystery. Expect a lot of double tight end formations designed to run right at the Wildcats depleted linebacking unit.

Arizona figures to be successful running the ball, but there figures to come times when Randall needs to make plays with his arm. I'm not sure that will happen.

Look for Stanford to wear Arizona down in the second half.

Stanford 31 Arizona 21

Overall: 4-0

Jason Scheer: Looking on the outside, there's really no reason this game should be close. Arizona is without its starting quarterback, a handful of receivers, and possibly another linebacker in addition to Scooby.

I do think Arizona moves the ball, but just can't see the Wildcats making enough stops to win this game. Stanford will establish the run early and then go from there.

Stanford 52, Arizona 42

Overall: 3-1

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