This season the Ducks enter the game with a 4-0 record, ranked eighth in the nation and Arizona is 3-1. Last week the Wildcats lost to Washington State, 48-21. Arizona has lost six straight Pac-10 games, but the Wildcat defensive statistics are very impressive. So far this year they have only allowed opponents 2.7 yards per rush, and have a total of 16 quarterback sacks.
Oregon running back Maurice Morris is coming off a 175-yard rushing game against Utah State and is now averaging 84.2 yards per game rushing. Morris had 114 yards rushing against Arizona last year and in the previous week against USC last year, Morris had 85 yards rushing. This year Morris had 86-yards rushing.
From the wow, where did this guy come from category is red shirt freshman Keith Allen. Allen has played in all four games this year and has a total of five receptions for 134 yards and a 26.8-yard per reception average. What is impressive is his performance last week against Utah State where Allen had four of his season catches and 92 yards. Allen will be looking for his first career touchdown reception against Arizona.
Captain Comeback: Joey Harrington has guided the Ducks to eight come-from-behind victories in his career at Oregon. The first victory in that impressive string was against Arizona in 1999.
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