Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Season Preview: Stanford

Week Six:

Saturday October 11, 2008

The University of Arizona Wildcats versus the Stanford University Cardinal

Stanford Stadium, Time TBA

Stanford Facts: Stanford's bowless streak is only one year longer then Arizona. Sadly for Cats fans, that bowl was the 1999 Rose Bowl, a game Arizona thought they would be playing in at this time in 1999. Since then both teams have plummeted down to nothingness and are trying to rebuild. Who is better now? It's a toss up. This will only be Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh's second year with the Cardinal.

Good Cat News: Last year Arizona lost a home game to Stanford. A game they should never have lost. It's one of two game that really cost Arizona. With any luck, the Cats are not going to forget it and come in fired up. Where does Stanford stand in the long run of things? I'm not sure. It's likely between them and Washington as to who is the worst team in the Pac-10.

Bad Cat News: For what feels like the 100th time, Arizona has to, has to, has to play it's A game. If they don't--Arizona losses this game. Playing games at Stanford is odd. The crowd never seems to be into it like one sees at USC, Oregon or Oregon State, this often takes teams out of games. Stanford, of course, is use to this. Arizona is not.

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