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Roundtable: Can Arizona football win at Washington?

Amelia McAnear

The Arizona football team’s offensive line celebrates an interception at the game against the University of Colorado Boulder on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats would go on to win the game 43-20 and advance their record to 3-2.

Ryan Wohl: Washington 38, Arizona 28

The University of Arizona was embarrassed last week during family weekend at Arizona Stadium against the University of Oregon. I believe this was quarterback Jayden de Laura’s worst game at Arizona after only completing 24 of 42 passes with two turnovers. Arizona’s defense has been very bad, particularly while defending the rush. They have allowed over 300 yards rushing in two out of their last three games. 

If de Laura can play mistake free football and convert in the red zone, this game could be close at the end. 

Jason Dayee: Washington 42, Arizona 35 

My prediction for the Saturday, Oct. 15 game of Arizona versus the University of Washington is that Arizona will fall to 3-4 in the season, facing their second straight loss against the Huskies on the road.

Washington sits at No. 7 in the Pac-12, only two spots above Arizona, but right now they look like a much more complete team. Both teams are coming off tough losses, so both teams should be looking to bounce back in this upcoming game. 

I believe Arizona will play much better offensively against Washington than they did at home against the University of Oregon last weekend. Arizona will have to deal with another formidable rushing attack in Washington. However, after what they had to deal with against the Ducks, I now see them handling it much better.

Alex Poor: Arizona 38, Washington 35 

I predict Jayden de Laura will have a bounce-back performance this week at Washington in a high scoring game against the Huskies. Washington is coming off two straight losses and will be highly motivated. They lead the Pac-12 in passing this season, averaging 341 yards per game behind junior quarterback Michael Penix Jr. This one may come down to whoever has the ball last and which team makes the least number of turnovers.

Delaney Penn: Washington 36, Arizona 28

I think that Washington will win this game 36-28 against Arizona. Washington looked great against UCLA but didn’t perform well against ASU. I think the first half will be very close, and then in the last quarter Washington will pull ahead. 

Nathaniel Levin: Washington 45, Arizona 32

The Arizona football team is hoping to rebound this weekend after a 27-point loss to the No.12 Oregon Ducks. The Wildcats are looking to snap their five-game winless streak against a slumping Washington Huskies football team, with back-to-back road losses against UCLA and ASU.

The Wildcats’ defense is going to have their work cut out for them, as they will be facing the nation’s second-best passing offense led by former University of Indiana transfer, Michael Penix Jr. I believe this will be a close and high scoring match-up until the third quarter when the Huskies are able to pull away and extend their winning streak against the Wildcats to six games. 

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