- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

Arizona (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) at No. 18 Stanford (3-1, 2-0), 10:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

Line: off.

Series Record: Tied 14-14-0

WHAT’S AT STAKE

The Wildcats look to bounce back from last week’s home loss to UCLA that knocked out of the Top 25. The Cardinal look for their fourth straight win since a season-opening loss at Northwestern.

KEY MATCHUP

Arizona D vs. Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey. McCaffrey ran for a career-high 206 yards on 30 carries in last week’s win at Oregon State. He had 303 all-purpose yards and is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses with his versatility. The Wildcats must deal with him without All-America LB Scooby Wright, who is out with a sprained right foot.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Arizona: RB Nick Wilson. Wilson has three straight 100-yard rushing games and ranks seventh in the nation with 570 yards on the season. Wilson is averaging 114.4 yards rushing per game in 17 games with the Wildcats.

Stanford: LB Blake Martinez. Martinez has been the one constant on the front seven that has been hampered by injuries this season. Martinez had 12 tackles against Oregon State and has recorded double-digit tackles in all four games. He ranks third in FBS with 12.5 tackles per game.

FACTS & FIGURES

Stanford overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win the last meeting 54-48 in OT in 2012. … Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez is seeking his 150th career win and 30th at Arizona. … The Wildcats have rushed for at least 300 yards in three straight games with 1,153 yards in that span. … Arizona has scored in 22 consecutive quarters, the longest streak for the program since at least 1997. … Stanford has scored at least 31 points the past three weeks after getting six in the opener against Northwestern. … Cardinal RB Remound Wright has 14 TDs rushing in his past seven games. … Stanford has allowed 200 yards rushing or more just three times in the past 30 games.

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