To top it off, the annual game in the rain is arriving this weekend for two teams that have combined for eighteen fumbles this season. Even further, Marcus Mariota is still dealing with a knee injury and it is doubtful he would test it in the rain. You could say that it's the perfect storm
Ka'Deem Carey will get his yards against the Ducks, as will De'Anthony Thomas. This one should be a shoot out, but the rain favors the Wildcats. It should be the game of the year for Rich Rodriguez and Arizona.
Arizona 38, Oregon 35
Michael Luke: Arizona is the type of team that Oregon feasts on. Undersized and lacking pass rushers, Arizona figures to offer little resistance to the Duck offense.
Chasing points is not something the Arizona offense does well and the feeling here is that Denker has one of his worst games of the season against Oregon's ball hawking secondary.
Arizona's lone chance to keep it close will rely on Carey running the ball and eating up clock, but that will be difficult to do once the Cats get down.
Oregon 52, Arizona 17
Scott Coleman: Two weeks ago, the game against Oregon looked to be a huge opportunity for Arizona to make a national statement. After two frustrating losses at home, UA is now looking to salvage something -- anything -- from its final month of the season.
Oregon is very good on both sides of the ball. It is extremely quick, and following a Stanford loss last weekend, back on track to play in the Rose Bowl.
Some have pointed to the weather forecast as a possible advantage for Arizona, but I don't see it. Oregon is arguably more prepared to play in the rain than any other team in the country with its ground game and familiarity with wet conditions.
I think the UA seniors give everything they've got early on, but this one turns into a blowout by halftime as Marcus Mariota has another huge day.
Oregon 50, Arizona 13
Jason Scheer: I am having difficulty deciding if Arizona will keep it close for a bit. Oregon is just a better team right now and I am not sure the defense can limit the Ducks enough to make this a game.
Every play on this team is going to have to play his best for Arizona to have a chance and it will have to come against an Oregon team that has been given a second life with the Stanford loss.
Arizona is just not made to beat Oregon and although that could change in a few years, the Wildcats don't have the personnel right now.
Oregon 49, Arizona 24