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GameThread: Arizona has demons to squash against Oklahoma State

Here we are again, the Arizona Wildcats squaring off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in what will likely be an aerial attack from start to finish. Nick Foles and Brandon Weeden both have pretty nifty arms and though the Wildcats are without wide receiver Juron Criner, who apparently didn't travel to Stillwater, Okla. due to illness, the quarterbacks will be throwing to two nice sets of wideouts.

Justin Blackmon will need to be contained by the Arizona secondary, while the Wildcats will need to find someone willing to step into Criner's shoes for a game. And will the UA run game make it's mark? Keola Antolin will likely be used out of the backfield heavily, but with No. 2 back Daniel Jenkins still nursing an ankle injury, freshman Ka'Deem Carey has a chance to shine on the national stage.

It's Oklahoma State hosting Arizona at Boone Pickens Stadium at 5 p.m. Tucson time on ESPN. Can the Wildcats drop the No. 9 team in the country?

Can the Wildcats exact revenge upon the Cowboys for the 36-10 drubbing of last season's Alamo Bowl? The score said that the Cowboys are far and away the better team, but watching the game made you think the Wildcats weren't as outplayed as the score alluded.Three interceptions by Foles would do that, and another dropped punt by former return-man Bug Wright didn't help Arizona's cause. So for the record, Stoops told the media that they spotted Oklahoma State 21 points. But Arizona's offense must be much-improved because 10 points won't be enough to win.