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Pac-12: Arizona's trip to UTSA looks tougher now

First Published      Last Updated Oct 03 2014 02:17 pm

The Pac-12's worst nonconference schedule, belonging to Arizona, continues Thursday as the Wildcats visit Texas-San Antonio in a 6 p.m. MDT kickoff on Fox Sports 1.

But this game got a little more interesting after last week, when UTSA subdued Houston's prolific offense in a 27-7 victory. The Roadrunners held UH to 208 total yards, while creating six takeaways.

So maybe this will be more of a test than last September's 38-13 win for Arizona in Tucson. The Wildcats looked unstoppable last week against a supposedly improved UNLV team, racking up 787 total yards in a 58-13 win -- the exact score as last season vs. the Rebels. Redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon was outstanding, passing for 425 yards.


p class="TEXT_w_Indent">My opening weekend picks included some notable misses, as Washington State and Colorado lost and California won. This week's schedule starts easily enough, although Arizona is not an overwhelming favorite. The pick: Arizona 35, UTSA 17.