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Arizona vs. Oregon: A reprise of Three Keys for the Wildcats to take down the Ducks

The Wildcats are looking for a nice encore performance against Oregon Friday night

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It's been a great ride for the Arizona Wildcats this season, and I like to think all of the success has been thanks to the magical world of 'Three Keys'.

If you're new here, here's a look at what we've done this year when identifying three keys to Arizona taking down each opponent.

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

Since a rematch with Oregon is on tap Friday evening, it's only right to bring Mat Kearney out for an encore performance as that seemed to have worked out well last time. I'm also hoping Mat's brother (?) tweets me again.

So here it is. The official 'Three Keys' for Arizona to win its first-ever Pac-12 Championship. Whether you're thinking with your head or your heart, it's undeniable that the Wildcats have nothing left to lose. What's a boy to do?

1. Coming Home

Eat it Ben Kearney. Arizona's Scooby Wright III is coming home this week by playing this game in Santa Clara. Wright played high school ball in Windsor, CA, which according to Google Maps, is 106 miles from the site of the game. He said on Tuesday that there will likely be 75-80 members of "Scooby's Crew" in attendance at Levi's Stadium. The Pac-12's Defensive Player of the Year will get one last chance to show everyone how great he is, and possibly work his way into some sort of Heisman finalist situation.

2. Runaway Car

The key to Arizona's success the last two seasons against Oregon has been riding the running game and time of possession. Getting Nick Wilson going behind this offensive line that is trying to make the most out of its final games will be crucial. Wilson has rushed for at least 104 yards in each of the last four games, and Arizona is 9-0 this year when it has a 100-yard rusher.

3. Count On Me

All the defense has been talking about when facing Oregon is taking care of each individual's assignment, and trusting the other guys to make plays when the ball comes their way. There's no reason to believe that Arizona's defense can't do Friday what it has done in the previous two games against Oregon. Everyone's healthy, and it's the biggest game in the history of the Arizona program. Step up, but stay within yourself.

Bonus track: Where We Gonna Go From Here

Pretty self-explanatory whether Arizona wins or loses.