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Extra points: Arizona against Oregon State

The Numbers:

11-2: Oregon State’s record against Arizona in the last 13 years
6.1: average margin of victory for the winning team in the OSU-UA matchup in their last seven meetings.

53.5: average rushing yards against OSU per game, the second-best defensive record in the country. Arizona counters with the 34th best rushing attack.

12: consecutive games of 300 or more passing yards for the UA, dating back to last season before last week’s loss to Oregon, where the UA had just 243 yards.

They said it:

“If we get into the red zone, and the situation calls for a decision to go for it or kick, and we execute like Saturday, I’m going to go for it.

— UA head coach Rich Rodriguez, about the Wildcats’ recent struggles with kicking field goals.

“When you’ve got a sore arm, you just kind of get through it. The fact of the matter is he’s throwing, and I’m encouraged by that.”

OSU head coach Mike Riley told The Oregonian about starting quarterback Sean Mannion, who has been limited in practice this week with a sore arm.

Series history: Arizona leads, 21-13-1. Oregon State won in 2011 by a score of 37-27.

Did you know?

Mike Riley is the Pac-12’s longest tenured coach, leading the Beavers for the last 10 years.

Stat leaders

Pac-12 ranking in parentheses

Note: OSU has only played two games, Arizona four

Passing (UA: 1st, OSU: 2nd)

Matt Scott (UA) 1,205 yards, 7 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 65.9 percent completion. Sean Mannion (OSU) 655 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, 64.6 precent completion

Rushing (UA: 3rd, OSU: 11th)

Ka’Deem Carey (UA) 423 yards, 5 touchdowns. Storm Woods (OSU) 30 carries, 132 yards, 1 touchdown

Receiving

Austin Hill (UA) 23 receptions, 369 yards, 1 touchdown; Brandin Cooks (OSU) 12 receptions, 255 yards, 2 touchdowns

Defense (UA: 8th, OSU: 3rd)

Tackles: Jake Fischer (UA)- 40, Rashaad Reynolds (OSU)- 15

Sacks: Marquis Flowers (UA)- 1.5; Scott Crichton (OSU)- 2

Interceptions: Jonathan McKnight (UA)- 3; Ryan Murphy (OSU)- 1

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