Staff Predictions: Oregon State

Arizona faces Oregon State on Saturday and has its picks.

Michael Luke: The closer this game gets, the more I see this being a closer contest than most think. Oregon State won't be able to pass the ball at all, but the Beavers do have solid run game, which could cause Arizona problems.

Offensively, Arizona should be able to move the ball at will. While the Jerrard Randall experiment was fun, it's easy to see why he never really pushed Solomon.

Look for Arizona to break out offensively and for Solomon to put up big numbers through the air.

Arizona 31, Oregon State 21


Cody James Martin: Arizona is reeling from two straight losses and it is really hard for me to believe that the Wildcats loss again, especially with Anu Solomon back in the starting lineup. Oregon State is one of the worst teams in the conference and an Arizona loss would mean that a lot more was wrong with the team than previously expected.

Anu Solomon makes the right reads, but also plays it safe in his first game back. The Wildcats lean heavily on Nick Wilson, who runs for 150 yards and three scores. Solomon throws for a touchdown, but also lofts his first interception of the season.

Arizona 38, Oregon State 28


Jason Scheer: If Anu Solomon wasn't playing, I would be much more torn on this game. For some reason, I think Arizona either wins this game big or loses. I'm not sure the Wildcats currently have what it takes to win a game late, especially on defense.

The defense is a concern, but Seth Collins is not great at getting the ball downfield and Arizona should be able to handle it. Offensively, Arizona should be able to get its run game going with the weakness of the OSU defense being stopping the run.

Arizona 42, Oregon State 31

Overall: 4-1

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