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    Arizona football vs. Washington State

    So it’s a “”must win.”” It’s “”win or go home.”” (Those are my clichǸs of the day.) And that’s exactly why the Wildcats will lose. Though
    similar in stature – Arizona is outscored by 3.0 points per game, Washington State 2.3 – the Wildcats just can’t win those mustwins. Can anyone say Washington? And unlike the Wildcats, the Cougars managed to win their nonconference games.

    Washington State 31, Arizona 27

    Melissa Krueger
    sports editor

    The defense was supposed to be the Wildcats’ strong point, but it’s not performing up to its full potential yet. The past two times I picked Arizona to win, it didn’t. Maybe if I pick against the Wildcats this time, they’ll win. Plus, my parents are coming in town this weekend, and last time they were here Arizona lost to Washington 21-10. So if Arizona does lose this week, blame my folks.

    Washington State 28, Arizona 20

    Brian Kimball
    sports writer

    I know Arizona is 1-3 and it’s true the Wildcats have not even gotten to their most diffi cult games. But the team needs the support of the fans if it has any chance of being successful
    this year. Plus, the Zona Zoo section is the biggest student section in the Pac-10, and that is something to take pride in. So come – drunk, sober, who cares as long as you’re loud. Hey,
    Arizona just might win, too.

    Arizona 35, Washington State 28

    Bobby Stover
    sports writer

    Arizona volleyball vs. No. 21 Oregon

    Head coach Dave Rubio believes in this team. The players believe in this team. But the team itself hasn’t shown enough to get me to believe, especially when it drops the first two conference games of the season. I am willing to give it the benefi t of the doubt, though – the Wildcats did lose to the No. 4 and 5 teams in the nation. Maybe I’m just tired of being too critical.

    Arizona in four games

    Melissa Krueger
    sports editor

    After last week’s tough losses to USC and UCLA, the Wildcats are feeling better about their play. Both games were closely
    contested, and I think the home-court advantage will play a role in an Arizona upset. Senior Dominique Lamb is on a roll
    right now. With the rest of the team’s recent confidence boost, the Wildcats should be able to hold serve at home.

    Arizona in four games

    Brian Kimball
    sports writer

    Arizona’s fi rst two Pac-10 games were losses against the No . 4 and 5 teams in the country. These will likely be two of its most diffi cult games this season. However, today’s game
    against No. 21 Oregon is not exactly a walk in the park. What I’m trying to say is, based on my knowledge of volleyball, I’m basically making this prediction based on rankings and some
    stuff I read in the Arizona Daily Wildcat volleyball recaps.

    Oregon in ve games

    Bobby Stover
    sports writer

    Notre Dame at Purdue

    If Regis Philbin can’t get you fi red up, nobody can. And even if the seasoned talk show host makes the trip to South Bend
    again this week, he won’t be able to get his Fighting Irish moving. For a team that didn’t score its fi rst offensive touchdown of the year until last week – the fourth week of the season – there is not much left to hope for. But, shoot, I have red hair and am a fi rm believer in the Luck of the Irish, being
    at least one-sixteenth Irish and all.

    Notre Dame 16, Purdue 13

    Melissa Krueger
    sports editor

    The Irish just fl at out cannot score enough points to win. Period. It’s not Jimmy Clausen’s fault the team only has two
    offensive touchdowns – both rushing – through four games. As an ESPN analyst said this week, “”It’s hard to complete passes
    whe n you’re running for your life.”” Purdue doesn’t have much of a defense, but neither does Notre Dame, and Purdue’s
    offense is far superior. Expect another big Irish loss.

    Purdue 38, Notre Dame 9

    Brian Kimball
    sports writer

    To put it nicely, Notre Dame sucks, and I really don’t think many people will argue with that this year. The sinking Irish are 0-4 and have not shown any signs of turning things around. Meanwhile, I don’t admit to knowing much of anything about Purdue. But I do know the Boilermakers are 4-0 right now. Although, perhaps it’s time for Notre Dame to get that key fi rst win and potentially turn its season around. But probably not.

    Purdue 27, Notre Dame 17

    Bobby Stover
    sports writer

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