The Arizona football team took a big hit to its 2013 season when Washington State visited Tucson late in the year and left with a victory against a sleepy looking Wildcat team -- then again, perhaps it set the ignition for UA's big upset against Oregon the following week.
This year, Rich Rodriguez's team visits Pullman, Wash., with a 5-1 record and perhaps a little pent up energy with a bye week following up the first loss of the year, a 28-26 defeat at the hands of USC.
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Arizona opened as a 4-point favorite but that has shrunk down to -2.5, according to OddsShark.com.
What you need to read
- The smart fellows at CougCenter have a pretty sick interactive graphic to get you ready for the game.
- Jason Bartel has the three keys for Arizona to win. This week's theme: Josh Ritter, singer-songwriter from Moscow, Id., which is where the Wildcats are staying.
- Here's the injury report. Will Nick Wilson and Cayman Bundage be able to help the run game get back on track after the Trojans kept it in check?
- What are RichRod and some Arizona players saying about this week's matchup?
- Wildcat radio has a preview podcast.
College football schedule
|Sat, Oct. 25, 2014||Time (ET)||TV|
|UAB @ Arkansas||12:00 PM||SECN|
|Minnesota @ Illinois||12:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Texas @ (11) Kansas State||12:00 PM||ESPN|
|Rutgers @ (16) Nebraska||12:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Maryland @ Wisconsin||12:00 PM||BTN/BTN2|
|North Texas @ Rice||12:00 PM||FSN|
|Memphis @ Southern Methodist||12:00 PM||ESPNN|
|North Carolina @ Virginia||12:30 PM||ESPN3/ESPNGP|
|San Jose State @ Navy||1:00 PM||CBSS|
|Northern Illinois @ Eastern Michigan||1:00 PM||ESPN3|
|(25) UCLA @ Colorado||2:00 PM||PACN|
|Akron @ Ball State||2:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Massachusetts @ Toledo||2:00 PM||ESPN3/ESPNGP|
|Ohio @ Western Michigan||2:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Georgia Southern @ Georgia State||2:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Kent State @ Miami (OH)||2:30 PM||ESPN3|
|(1) Mississippi State @ Kentucky||3:30 PM||CBS|
|Michigan @ (8) Michigan State||3:30 PM||ABC/ESPN3|
|Georgia Tech @ Pittsburgh||3:30 PM||ESPNU|
|Boston College @ Wake Forest||3:30 PM||ESPN3/ESPNGP|
|(22) West Virginia @ Oklahoma State||3:30 PM||ESPN|
|Texas Tech @ (10) TCU||3:30 PM||FOX|
|Oregon State @ Stanford||3:30 PM||ESPN2|
|Florida Atlantic @ (23) Marshall||3:30 PM||FS1|
|Louisiana Tech @ Southern Miss||3:30 PM||AMSN|
|Central Michigan @ Buffalo||3:30 PM||ESPN3|
|Vanderbilt @ Missouri||4:00 PM||SECN|
|Old Dominion @ Western Kentucky||4:00 PM|
|UNLV @ Utah State||4:00 PM||ESPNN|
|Temple @ UCF||5:00 PM||CBSS|
|(15) Arizona @ Washington State||6:00 PM||PACN|
|Syracuse @ (21) Clemson||7:00 PM||ESPNU|
|UTEP @ Texas-San Antonio||7:00 PM||AMSN|
|Wyoming @ Colorado State||7:00 PM||ROOT|
|Texas State @ Louisiana-Monroe||7:00 PM||ESPN3/ESPNGP|
|(3) Mississippi @ (24) LSU||7:15 PM||ESPN|
|(4) Alabama @ Tennessee||7:30 PM||ESPN2|
|South Carolina @ (5) Auburn||7:30 PM||SECN|
|(13) Ohio State @ Penn State||8:00 PM||ABC|
|(20) USC @ (19) Utah||10:00 PM||FS1|
|(14) Arizona State @ Washington||10:45 PM||ESPN|
|Nevada @ Hawaii||11:59 PM||OCPV|