Eesh, that's unfortunate.
Arizona... yuck. I could go off on what a terrible state it is (the Florida of the west) but I'll save that for next month when the Huskies travel to that crystal meth-shard of a town called Tempe.
This Wildcat team is all about Ka'Deem Carey. Clearly, he's the real deal - he led the nation with nearly 2,000 rushing yards last year, piled up 24 touchdowns, and is averaging 145.5 yards a game this year.
Ka'Deem Carey: Star Running Back
Carey is a prolific runner on the field and a prolific asshole off of it. He faced domestic violence charges in January after trying to force his way into his pregnant ex-girlfriend's house "to get a lighter to smoke drugs"which resulted in him slamming the door on his baby mama's hand.
A few weeks later, Ka'Deem went all Reese Witherspoon and pulled the "Don't you know how I am?" move after he sat in someone else's seat at a Arizona basketball game. Here's the full quote:
According to the report, when the officer asked the men for their tickets, Carey said, "Get the (expletive) out of my face! Don't you know who I am? I am an All-American."
Ka'Deem Carey: Shitty Human
Carey sat out the first game of the season for his transgressions, but will definitely be the focal point of the Wildcat offense on Saturday. Arizona has rushed for 325 yards per game against their three patsy opponents (Northern Arizona, UNLV, and UT-San Antonio), but they've only thrown for 108.7 which puts them at 120th in the FBS.
Arizona's quarterback is B.J. Denker, a former JC transfer who is a 5th year player, but a first-time starter for the Wildcats. So far this year he's been much more dangerous running (224 yards, 5 TDs) than passing (56% completion, 326 yards).
According to the Arizona Star Daily, Denker isn't worried about playing in Husky Stadium, "I like to silence the crowd." Yeah, okay. I'm sure this guy has played in similar atmospheres as HS will be on Saturday with 71,000 fans screaming their heads off. Oh wait, no he hasn't. Not even a little bit. This will be a tad different than the 27k that showed up at UNLV or the raucous crowds he faced while playing for Cerritos Junior College.
Let's see how you handle Husky Stadium, poor man's Ryan Gosling.
Ultimately, I think the Huskies have too much talent on both sides of the ball to get tripped up by this crop of Zonies. UW's defense will have to limit the Wildcat's potent rushing attack and force Denker to beat them through the air, which I just don't think he's capable of doing.
Throw in a pretty massive home field advantage and it's clear why Vegas sees UW as a 10-point favorite. As long as UW doesn't kill themselves with penalties and turnovers, this should be a pretty comfortable win. I'm going with UW 38-24.
I do want to warn the Husky players about Arizona's fans though. There may be a few at the game and they've been known to spill onto the field and get a bit handsy.
They're on the prowl and they're very mediocre looking.
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