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First Look: WSU vs. Arizona

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Washington State and Arizona.

What is it: Arizona (2-6, 0-5 Pac-12) heads north hoping to get its first Pac-12 win by beating Washington State (6-2, 5-0) a team that has yet to lose to a conference opponent.

Where is it: Martin Stadium in Pullman.

When is it: Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m., making it WSU’s first Pac-12 game to be played mostly in the daylight.

Where can I watch it: The Pac-12 Networks will broadcast the game.

Who is favored: The Cougars are currently favored by 16.5 points.

Why WSU will win: WSU has stumbled at times during their six-game winning streak, but has always found ways to win.

Why Arizona wins: The Cougars spotted Oregon State 21 points last weekend. They will probably not be able to dig out of every hole they dig.

What happened last time: The Cougars won 45-42 in the desert.

Three things to know:

1. In his time at Washington State, Mike Leach has never lost to the Wildcats on the road but never beaten them in Pullman.

2. For the fourth week in a row, the Cougars will play a team with uncertainty at quarterback.

3. WSU has a chance at its first six-game conference winning streak since 2002.

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