Staff Predictions: Week Four
B.J. Denker
B.J. Denker
Senior Editor
Posted Sep 28, 2013


Arizona will face Washington on Saturday. Read on to see how the staff of WildcatAuthority.com thinks it will play out.

Scott Coleman: After getting steamrolled in Tucson last year, the Huskies would like to do nothing more than come out and pound the Wildcats in front of their home crowd.

Some are calling for a blowout, and while I don't see Arizona being run out of Seattle, I do think Washington wins behind big nights from Keith Price and Bishop Sankey.

I just don't see Arizona's defense holding up the entire night. Given how one-dimensional the offense looked the first three weeks, it's tough to have too much faith in B.J. Denker having a big game in a hostile environment.

Ka'Deem Carey and Daniel Jenkins run well in the rain, but in the end, UA falls short.

Washington 38, Arizona 23

Overall: 3-0

Michael Luke: This game wreaks of a blow out for multiple reasons. First, Denker, who hasn't shown much in the passing game, will be playing against a good team for the first time, and while Washington is far from a defensive juggernaut, the Huskies do possess a few playmakers.

Granted, Washington's offense struggled against Arizona last season, but this is a completely different Huskies offense. Keith Price has developed into the quarterback many people thought he would become. Look for him to have a big game.

Washington 38, Arizona 21

Overall: 3-0

Cody James Martin: It's going to be a rainy and windy game on Saturday and it will likely come down to which team is able to stop the run. Ka'Deem Carey will take on Bishop Sankey and it will be two teams slugging it out on the ground, which is something that will favor Arizona.

B.J. Denker will make some bad reads and throw his first interception of the season, but Keith Price will show his weaknesses that Arizona has been able to exploit the past few years. Carey edges Sankey, but just barely.

Arizona 35, Washington 31

Overall: 3-0

Jason Scheer: I don't have a great feel for this one because there are a lot of different factors at play. For starters, rain and wind would heavily favor Arizona. Washington's biggest advantage may be in the passing game, but the weather would slow that down considerably.

The crowd will be loud and Arizona's road record the past few years just isn't good whereas Washington is strong at home.

If Denker can be accurate and not turn the ball over, Arizona will be just fine. if he makes mistakes and fails to make the right reads, it is going to be a long night.

On a neutral field, I am not sure there is much difference between these two teams. However, this one is not on a neutral field, so I am going with the Huskies.

Washington 24, Arizona 21

Overall: 3-0


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