Quoting Carroll: Arizona Edition

The No.6 USC Trojans head back on the road this Saturday to face the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson, AZ. Look inside to see what USC Head Coach Pete Carroll had to say about this weekend's matchup.

Pete Carroll on Saturday's matchup against Arizona:

"For us, we are excited about it. This is a championship matchup for sure, and we are going to try to take the momentum that we're building here out of the first half of the season and take it to Tucson and see if we can get ourselves a win."

Pete Carroll on Arizona's offense:

"This offense we are playing with Arizona is very balanced and they have a tremendous passing game with a terrific quarterback in Willie Tuitama, and the tight end is fantastic and Michael Thomas is a great player. This is going to check us out and it's going to be very hard to hold them down at all. They have scored a ton of points already on most everybody they have played….This is the best-equipped offense that we have faced. It's a terrific challenge for us."

Pete Carroll on Arizona's defense:

"They have had a really disciplined scheme for years. The same thing they have been doing. They are basically a zone team and they mix their pressures nicely. A lot of zone pressure, not too much man to man pressure, but they just have a real good sense of playing zones and they fill up the field and make it look like the field is too small."

Pete Carroll on Arizona's win over Cal:

"They were down 24 14 or something at half time and came roaring back and commanded a great win and the place went crazy. They had fantastic play from both sides of the ball. Keola Antolin hit the big time and just exploded for them at the running back spot. Really, they have got to be flying."

Pete Carroll on Arizona QB Willie Tuitama:

"Willie (Tuitama) gives them the kind of quarterback that can do everything. He's a good touch guy. He's a good down the field guy. He can move and throw the football, and he is very comfortable in the pocket."

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