Washington Huskies Vs. Arizona Wildcats News And Notes

The Washington Huskies picked up a huge win over the Oregon State Beavers last Saturday, pulling out a thrilling 35-34 double overtime victory. Jake Locker came on strong in the overtime periods, passing for two touchdowns and leading the Huskies to victory. The defense came up big in the overtime, stopping the Beavers two-point conversion, sending the Huskies to victory.

This week, the Huskies take on the Arizona Wildcats in the desert. Arizona will be without the services of their starting quarterback Nick Foles after he was knocked out of Saturday's game against the Washington State Cougars with a dislocated kneecap or sprained right knee, depending on who you ask (via the Arizona Daily Star).

Foles appeared to dislocate his right kneecap with 14:01 remaining in the first half of Saturday's 24-7 win over Washington State, and did not return. Backup Matt Scott finished the game. Coach Mike Stoops offered few details following the UA's win, but said he hopes Foles can be back in a few weeks.

Washington's win propelled them back into the bowl picture and brought them back to .500 at 3-3. With hope fading after an unexpected loss to Arizona State, the Huskies came up big and resurrected their season once again against OSU. ESPN's Ted Miller predicts Washington will take on an ACC team in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.

The Huskies announced a few contract changes for their coaching staff over the weekend. Defensive coordinator Nick Holt and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier both received extensions from the university, keeping them locked up through 2012. The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reported the contract details this morning.

Details are available this morning of some news that broke over the weekend that UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt recently had his contract extended.

Actually, both Holt and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier were recently given one-year extensions to their previous deals.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian also had his contract tweaked, receiving a membership to the Seattle Yacht Club.

The Huskies also released the game notes for this weekend's matchup against Arizona. The game will air live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com at 7:15 p.m.

The Washington-Arizona game will air nationally on ESPN television, with Carter Blackburn, former Husky quarterback Brock Huard and former Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti providing the commentary. You can also see the game at espn3.com.

The Seattle Times' Bud Withers took a look at the Pac-10, the volatile nature of the conference and the Huskies' chances.

The Huskies (3-3) made their season viable. Again. The double-OT victory over Oregon State makes the trek toward a bowl game more manageable. Still, it says here they're going to have to steal one of the next three against Arizona, Stanford or Oregon.

Arizona comes into the game against Washington favored by a touchdown. Between the Huskies very improved play last weekend and Nick Foles being out, this game should be another close one.

Washington and Arizona take the field this Saturday at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN2.

For more on the Huskies, check out SB Nation's UW Dawg Pound.

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