Wildcats Vs. Ducks: 3 Keys For Arizona Include Luck, Trickery And More Luck

Luck will have to be fantastically in the Arizona Wildcats' favor against the Oregon Ducks, there's no ducking -- ha. ha. -- that fact.

The Wildcats will need to protect the ball and get some turnovers against Oregon. Getting in the face of quarterback Marcus Mariota might be the best way to make such things come true. While he's been stellar through three games in which he handed the baton to his backup, Bryan Bennett, Mariota hasn't been tested just yet, and we saw how that went in a similar position held by Oklahoma State's Wes Lunt a few weeks ago.

On the other side of the ball, the Wildcats' offensive line will have to give Matt Scott time to at least allow his receivers to get down the field. Picking up the speedy blitzes of Nick Aliotti's underrated defense will be key. UA's offensive line has been fine in pass protection thus far, but today it'll be paramount for that to continue against a defense that, like Arizona's own, is known for its trickery.

Finally, Rich Rodriguez will need a gameplan that surprises Aliotti's defense. If that's in the form of Taimi Tutogi sneaking past the defensive line and linebackers unnoticed, I'll say, "I told you so."

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