Staff Predictions: Stanford
Nick Foles
Nick Foles
Senior Editor
Posted Sep 17, 2011

Arizona is looking to bounce back against Stanford. Does the staff think it can happen?

Arizona will look to get back on the winning track with a home win against Stanford. here is how the staff sees it happening:

Jason Nimrichter: The Wildcats have too many problems on defense to stop Andrew Luck and company. Arizona will get a chance to score points, but not enough to beat Stanford.

The Cardinal defense isn't a group of world beaters, but UA's offense has been one-dimensional over the first two contests and without a run game to support Nick Foles, the Wildcats won't be able to outscore Stanford.

Stanford 41, Arizona 28

Overall: 2-0

Blake Keathley: Through two games, I just haven't seen enough from Arizona to indicate to me that they're capable of beating a top 10 team right now, even at home.

In my opinion, Stanford is superior in the all three phases of the game and will just be too much for the Wildcats to handle.

Stanford 35, Arizona 20

Overall: 2-0

Jason Scheer: I think Arizona is going to steal one of the next two games. Up until this point, Stanford has yet to face a decent team and it is not easy to make the jump to playing a team that is usually strong at home.

I don't believe Arizona's defense will stop Stanford's offense, but I am not sure Stanford can stop Arizona either.

Arizona plays the time of possession game well enough to come out on top in what should be considered a large upset.

Arizona 45, Stanford 42

Overall: 2-0

Related Stories
Video: Stoops, players after Stanford
 -by  Sep 18, 2011
ScoutTV: Nick Foles
 -by  Sep 18, 2011
Foles' success should be appreciated
 -by  Sep 11, 2011

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
QB Nick Foles (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Arizona
Football > Stanford
Football > Westlake HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]