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Wildcats to host No. 9 Washington

Posted at 5:04 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-24 02:09:42-04

The Arizona football team faces its toughest opponent yet on Saturday night, as conference play opens with a game against the No. 9 Washington Huskies.

Arizona is 7-12 against ranked teams under head coach Rich Rodriguez, but 5-3 at home.  Arizona has beaten a top-10 team in each of the last four seasons. Last season in Seattle, Arizona suffered a 49-3 loss to the Huskies.

Thursday's injury report revealed that quarterback Anu Solomon is still questionable with a knee injury.  Brandon Dawkins enters Saturday's game coming off a spectacular performance against Hawai'i.  The sophomore accounted for four touchdowns in his second career start.

Star running back Nick Wilson is also listed as questionable with an injury he suffered in the first half of last Saturday's win over Hawai'i. The Wildcats will also be without linebacker DeAndre Miller.

Washington's first-team defense has yet to allow a touchdown this season.

"They're very good up front, they have a very good front seven.  Their defensive backs are very athletic. There very strong and physical all around the field," redshirt freshman Cody Creason said on Monday.

Kickoff is at 7:30 pm and will be televised on the Pac-12 network.