Washington vs. Arizona: Huskies Open As Slight Favorites Over Wildcats

The Huskies are coming off a bad loss to Stanford and need to get back on track against the Wildcats this weekend.

The Washington Huskies are coming off an embarrassing loss to Stanford and will head home to welcome in the Arizona Wildcats, a 2-5 team that just won its first conference game of the season last week. Despite the difference in records and success in Pac-12 play, the Huskies enter Saturday as just eight-point favorites. This information coming courtesy of Odds Shark.

Washington should be able to find a lot of offensive success on Saturday evening. Arizona's defense has been devastated by injuries and Shaquille Richardson, a starting cornerback, is suspended for the game because of his actions in the Arizona-UCLA fight. All of this being said, UA played a fantastic first game after firing Mike Stoops and the team is hungry to save their season.

No matter how many points UW scores, containing Arizona's offensive attack will be an issue. Nick Foles is one of the better quarterbacks in the nation and the team has found success running the football in recent weeks using an unconventional "full-house" formation; Foles is flanked by three tailbacks in the backfield and hands to off to any of them at any time. Basically, think of Oregon's offensive attack, except you can actually tackle the Arizona players.

This weekend's game will be a measuring stick for Washington, especially after the tough loss to the Cardinal. Will they show up angry and pound the opposition, or will they allow one bad week to turn their season into a potential nightmare?

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