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Can the Wildcats pull the upset?

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The Arizona Wildcats are still looking for that season-defining win, and they have that chance Saturday night when the Colorado Buffaloes roll into town.

But will they actually get that big upset? Let us know what you think, and we give our picks below:


Gabe Encinas: You can’t even entertain the idea of Arizona pulling off their annual upset anymore, or the fact that Rich Rodriguez is 4-0 against Colorado. Arizona just can’t produce with this offensive line. I can’t imagine Colorado having a high-powered offense, so I’m thinking the defense can hold its own until they finally break in the fourth quarter. This one won’t be good.

34-7 Colorado


Drake Horner: Colorado is solid in all aspects. Arizona isn’t solid in any aspect. There has been no inkling of competitiveness since Utah. I would like to see Anu Solomon more this week so maybe the passing game can get going, but I don’t expect this one to be pretty.

41-17 Colorado


Steve Apter: There is one area I believe works in Arizona’s favor. Over the past three seasons, Colorado has lost 27 games. There is something to be said for the stamina of the program, and as we get later in the year with Colorado sitting atop the Pac-12 South, things are bound the get dicey when your culture is built on losing nine games per season. Arizona loses on a last-second field goal, an encouraging effort which propels them to win one of their final two games. Colorado has its third sloppy game in a row and loses to Wazzu next week.

Colorado 31 - Arizona 28


Alec Sills-Trausch: With Colorado playing for something for the first time in who knows how long, and Arizona fumbling along at the bottom of the pac(k), I have zero expectations for a win on Saturday. Long gone are the days that Arizona running backs run through the Buffs defense while looking like an actual Buffalo.

Colorado 45 - Arizona 13


Brandon Combs: The Buffs are playing solid football in all aspects. Their offense is consistent and potent. Their defense is 12th-best nationally in scoring, giving up around 17 points per game.

I'm interested to see how Arizona handles them this year. O-line play has been inconsistent, and that has caused the offense as a whole to sputter. However, anything can happen, that's why they play the game.

Colorado 35 - Arizona 28


David Stevenson: Through last Saturday, 245 of 256 Colorado running plays resulted in positive yardage. Arizona has a weak defensive line and will be forced to win the line of scrimmage; a struggle all year. This will be another rout.

Colorado 37 Arizona 17


Jason Bartel: This game will either be extremely close, or a blowout from the start. I’ll take the latter.

Colorado 45 - Arizona 14


Ryan Kelapire: At this point, I’d be shocked if Arizona is able to keep this within two scores, so I’m predicting a big win for Colorado.

Colorado 38, Arizona 14