The Wildcats will try to recover from a USC loss against the 1-8 Oregon State Beavers on Saturday night.
The Arizona Wildcats return home this week for a Pac-12 South game against Oregon State.
Arizona is 4-2 in conference play. Oregon State is 0-6.
Arizona is 6-3 overall. Oregon State is 1-8.
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Who will win the game Saturday night? The Heat Index gathered some picks and predictions.
ESPN.com: Arizona 51, Oregon State 27
Edward Aschoff writes: “Khalil Tate might not have hit 200 rushing yards against USC, but you still couldn’t take your eyes off him in that game. He’ll get plenty of revenge against an Oregon State team that is surrendering 188.7 rushing yards per game.”
ESPN.com: Arizona 45, Oregon State 17
Kyle Bonagura writes: “Tate against the Oregon State defense is borderline unfair.”
Pete Fiutak writes: “At home, it’ll be the Arizona running game on display. Tate and the offense will get out to a huge first half, and then coast from there with the reserves getting plenty of work in the fourth quarter. Arizona leads the Pac-12 in total offense. This game won’t change that.”
Ricky Dimon writes: “Arizona’s defense is terrible, and Oregon State’s offense is far from inept despite the latter’s 1-8 record. Quarterback Darrell Garretson and running back Ryan Nall have helped the Beavers move the ball on a relatively consistent basis this season. Jordan Villamin and Noah Togiai, have combined for 593 yards on 50 receptions. It is hard to see the underdogs getting their second win of the year, but more than three touchdowns should be enough to cover.”
Brett Nault writes: “Oregon State has been more competitive over the past few weeks since they made a coaching change, however, this is still a Beavers team that hasn’t been able to stop the ball throughout the season as they rank 95th in rushing defense, 108th in passing defense, and 127th in scoring defense. Arizona had a tough loss on the road against USC, however, the Wildcats have still won 4 of their last 5 games and have the most exciting player to watch in College Football right now in Khali Tate. Arizona recently put up 58 points at home against an above average Washington State defense as I think the Wildcats and Tate should have no problems reaching a similar number, I’m taking Arizona to cover this spread.”
spokesman.com: Arizona 56, Oregon State 21
Theo Lawson writes: “The most lopsided game between two Pac-12 teams this season was Stanford’s 49-7 win over Oregon. Could this one top that?”
athlonsports.com: All three experts pick the Wildcats
sportsline.com: Arizona 45, Oregon State 22
sbnation.com: Arizona 42, Oregon State 23
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