Ducks, Wildcats to square off Saturday

Oregon looks to avenge it's 29-pint loss to Arizona last season.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 1:53 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- No. 6 Oregon will return from its bye week to host Arizona on Saturday.

The Wildcats handed the Ducks their worst loss of the season last year with the 44-15 win in Tucson. 

Oregon was outscored 37-8 in the first three quarters of that game. 

"They mugged us. They pressed us. We were ineffective at moving the football. We had, maybe, a couple of chunk plays here and there, but certainly not nearly enough consistency," head coach Mario Cristobal said.

Oregon only had 84 rushing yards as a team and 270 total yards in the losing effort. The Ducks also had four fumbles, two of them lost, and an interception. 

Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate tagged the Ducks for three touchdowns and 189 yards. Wildcats wide receiver J.J. Taylor ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns as well. 

"The commitment to doing both those things, to run the football and beat man coverage, not only are important for this particular game, but down the stretch," Cristobal said. "In our conference you've seen a lot of that so far. We're going to see more of it. Those two things have been a priority since fall camp."

The Ducks enter at 8-1 overall and 6-0 in Pac-12 play. They are one of five FBS teams to start off conference play at 6-0.

A win would give Oregon its third Pac-12 North crown. 

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Autzen Stadium. 

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