The Arizona Wildcats are getting a much-needed week off from play, taking a break after an 0-4 start to the 2021 season that has included three games against unbeaten opponents (and one against an FCS squad that doesn’t need to be discussed any further).
When they get back in action, on Oct. 2 at home against 20th-ranked UCLA, it will be under the lights at Arizona Stadium.
The Wildcats and Bruins will play at 7:30 p.m. MT, with ESPN airing the matchup.
UCLA (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) is coming off a 35-24 win at Stanford and will host ASU this weekend. The Bruins have also beaten Hawaii and then-No. 16 LSU.
Arizona, which has dropped an FBS-worst 16 consecutive games, most recently lost 41-19 at Oregon last Saturday. The Wildcats trailed 24-19 entering the fourth quarter but couldn’t overcome five interceptions thrown by Jordan McCloud.
UCLA holds a 26-17-2 edge over Arizona in the all-time series but the Wildcats have won the last two meetings in Tucson, mostly recently in September 2019 when the UA pulled out a 20-17 victory that was part of a 4-game win streak immediately prior to its 16-game skid.