With this last game comes the final stop in our 2014 Three Keys World Tour: Boise, Idaho. Here's a look back at the previous stops.
UNLV - The Killers
UTSA - Butthole Surfers
Nevada - N/A
Cal - Green Day
Oregon - Mat Kearney
USC - Fitz and the Tantrums
Washington State - Josh Ritter
UCLA - The Beach Boys
Colorado - The Fray
Washington - Death Cab For Cutie
Utah - Imagine Dragons
Arizona State - Jimmy Eat World
Pac-12 Championship Game - Mat Kearney encore
For our Boise band, it's going to be Built to Spill. Formed in 1992, the Boise rockers have put out nine albums, so there's plenty of material to use for our three keys.
Without further ado, this is the source for the reasons why Arizona will bring the Fiesta Bowl trophy back to Tucson.
1. Center Of The Universe
Arizona will be without starting center Steven Gurrola for the first half after being ejected against Oregon. That means Carter Wood will be getting the ball to Anu Solomon for the first 30 minutes. Last time we saw Carter Wood, he was throwing up on the football. Hopefully that's not the case this time as Arizona will need to get out to a decent start to have a chance in this game. It'll also be interesting to see if the running game can establish itself with the smaller, less-experienced Wood at center.
2. Terrible / Perfect
In Boise State's two losses, quarterback Grant Hedrick has thrown four interceptions in each of those games. In the other 11 games this season, he has thrown a total of five picks. If Arizona is able to disrupt him in the ways that Air Force and Ole Miss were able to this season, that will be huge. Since it's Tra'Mayne Bondurant's final game in an Arizona uniform, I almost expect him to get a pick-six in this game, or at least an interception and a forced fumble.
Jay Ajayi is basically a car coming through the line out of the backfield. Stopping that car has to be priority number one for Jeff Casteel and the Arizona defense. If the likes of Scooby Wright III, Dan Pettinato, and Reggie Gilbert can get some stops on Ajayi to force Boise to pass, the likelihood of an Arizona win goes way up.
It's been fun writing these all year. Hope you enjoyed something a little different and not too serious.