- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

Arizona (2-3, 0-2 Pac-12) at No. 24 Utah (4-1, 1-1), 10 p.m. EST (FS1)

Line: Utah by 10.

Series Record: Utah leads 20-19-2.


The Utes look to bounce back from their first loss of the season after a last second goal-line stand gave California a 28-23 victory. The No. 1 goal for Utah is to win the Pac-12 and that dream remains alive. That objective would take a serious hit with a loss to a South Division foe that has yet to win a conference game. The Wildcats are trying to avoid an 0-3 start to conference play with an injury report comprised of 28 players, including 18 starters and two quarterbacks.


The Wildcats have run for 200-plus yards in four consecutive games overall and three of the last four against the Utes. The Utes run defense is No. 29 in the country, allowing 117.4 yards per game. Utah will feel much better about the matchup if All-Pac-12 defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei is back from injury to face coach Rich Rodriguez’s zone read scheme.


Arizona: S Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles. The sophomore is the lone player in the Pac-12 with multiple interceptions, pass breakups and tackles-for-loss. He leads the Wildcats with 27 tackles and his two interceptions are tied for the conference high.

Utah: RB Armand Shyne. The sophomore was promoted to starter this week after rushing for 99 yards and two touchdowns against Cal. He has 272 yards and three touchdowns.


Utah WR Tim Patrick is No. 3 in the Pac-12 with 429 receiving yards and is tied for No. 12 in the nation with five touchdown receptions despite missing most of last week with an injury. … Utah three-year starter J.J. Dielman was lost for the season last week with a lower leg injury. The status of backup Lo Falemaka is in doubt due to a lower leg injury. … Last week, Khalil Tate became the first Arizona true freshman to receive time at quarterback since 2008 due to a rib injury to Brandon Dawkins. Tate may start. … The Wildcats have won four straight against the Utes.



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