Who’s ready for some offense?
Both squads are coming-off strong offensive performances, as Stanford and Arizona combined for 1,053 yards in victories over Washington and UCLA respectively. I don’t foresee any reason why tomorrow’s contest will be characterized as a defensive struggle.
This game is important as it relates to who is going to finish 2nd in the PAC-10. A loss tomorrow for the Cardinal, will give Arizona the head-to-head tie breaker, which is important if the teams are tied at the conclusion of the PAC-10 season.
Fortunately for the Cardinal, in case they do lose, Oregon is still on Arizona’s schedule. Arizona’s only loss was to Oregon State.
Andrew Luck was remarkably cool last week in his overhyped, one-sided matchup versus Jake Locker. It was reported that 20 NFL scouts attended the game to size up the quarterbacks, both of whom will be considered for the 1st pick of the 2011 NFL draft.
Luck was efficient. The Junior controlled the game by showing accuracy in the short to medium passing game. But his biggest play came with his legs.
Luck faked out 10 of the 11 Washington defenders and ran down the left sideline for a 51-yard score. NFL scouts probably don’t foresee him running for 51 yards every game, but the athleticism is impressive.
Arizona is led by backup quarterback Matt Scott. Versus UCLA, Scott passed for a career high 319 yards as the Wildcats won 29-21.
Last year, the two teams combined for 81 points and 1,137 yards. As I wrote earlier, I don’t see this year being any different.
Stanford 48 Arizona 34
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Written by Donovan Williams
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