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Roundtable: How many games will Arizona football win this season?

Nathanial Stenchever

Keyan Burnett, a tight end on the Arizona football team, works on blocking drills before a scrimmage on Aug. 20, 2022, at Arizona Stadium. The mock game would consist of the offense taking on the defense for the night in a friendly scrimmage.

Ryan Wohl: 4-8

After seeing this revamped Wildcat football team at practice during the last few months, I quickly noticed that this group is different from the last two seasons. The QB group has struggled throughout the past year but that will be different after adding two talented players with Washington State transfer Jayden de Laura and freshman Noah Fifita. Arizona drew favorable matchups throughout the first five weeks of the season with three of them being in Tucson. They are currently 6-point underdogs against San Diego State in week one and if they can pull off the upset that will be huge because Mississippi State from the SEC comes to town in week two. I believe that they will finish the year with four wins which is a huge step in the right direction after winning just one game during the last two seasons. 

Jason Dayee: 7-5

As we enter into a new season for Wildcat football, here are my predictions for the upcoming season. With our newly assembled team along with some returning players, I believe this team has the chance to make some serious noise in the Pac-12. The Wildcats open their season away at San Diego State which is always a formidable team. I believe the Wildcats lose this first game and start the season 0-1. Their next four games are against Mississippi State, North Dakota State, University of California, Berkeley and the University of Colorado at Boulder. I believe the Wildcats split these four games and after their first five games of the season are 2-3. Now like I mentioned before I believe this is the year when the Wildcats can start making some serious noise in the Pac-12, and although I anticipate them having a slow start to begin the season, I do also believe they will turn things up another level towards the second half of the season. 

The Wildcat’s next five games are against the University of Oregon, University of Washington, USC, University of Utah and UCLA. As most football fans know these are some of the best football schools in the Pac-12, but I believe this is the year the Arizona Wildcats stand out from the pack. Through this five-game stretch, I predict the Wildcats go 4-1 to now sit at 6-4 going into their final game of the season against ASU. Now as many Arizona students know, this game is always personal for both schools, and as of late ASU has gotten the better of the Arizona Wildcats, but I believe that ends this season. I am predicting the Wildcats end their regular season with a bang and beat ASU here at home. Finishing their season with a record of 7-5 which is a huge step up from our 1-9 record last season.

Cole Johnson: 7-5 

My win prediction for the Wildcats this upcoming season is a bowl game win with a 7-5 record. I believe that Jayden de Laura will show out for his sophomore season with 25+ touchdowns spread all over between the three main receivers and receiving backs such as Drake Anderson. 

Delaney Penn: 7-5

I think this is going to be a year full of ups and downs. I predict that Arizona will win seven games this season and lose five. Their hardest game is going to be against the University of Southern California. I think that they will dominate against North Dakota State University. With all the new top recruits that were added to the roster, I believe that they will play a vital role in their overall record.

Alex Poor: 4-8

An improved depth chart aided by Jedd Fisch’s acquisitions in the transfer portal will make a noticeable difference from the 2021 roster. Sophomore QB Jayden de Laura also will look to stabilize the Arizona offense after transferring from Washington State. My prediction is they will get wins over San Diego State, North Dakota State, Colorado and ASU.

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