Oregon opens Pac-12 play Saturday night vs. Arizona
No. 3 Oregon (3-0, 0-0 in Pac-12) faces its sternest test of the young season when it takes on the No. 22 Arizona Wildcats (3-0, 0-0) Saturday night.
KICKOFF: 7:36 p.m. at Autzen Stadium.
WEATHER: Mid 70s and clear at kickoff dropping to mid 50s.
- National television: ESPN with Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Matt Millen (analyst) and Shelley Smith (reporter).
- National radio: Dial Global Sports with John Tautges (play-by-play) and Terry Donahue (analyst).
- Local Radio: Oregon IMG with Jerry Allen (play-by-play) and Mike Jorgensen (analyst).
- Satellite radio: Sirius 138, XM 200.
GAMEDAY HASHTAG: Use #UOARIZ when posting or following social media about Saturday's game.
WHAT TO WEAR: Fans are encouraged to wear black.
FACULTY RECOGNITION: Josh Snodgrass is an associate professor of anthropology. He has been named a Tom and Carol Williams Fellow for excellence in undergraduate education. He also is a recipient of a UO award for faculty excellence.
Snodgrass is a biological anthoropoligist who specializes in human evolutionary biology. His research focuses on human adaptation to environmental stressors (such as cold stress), the influence of ecnomic and cultural change on health, and the evolution of the human diet. He has active field projects in northeastern Siberia, the Amazon region of Ecuador and several locations in the United States.
Oregon leads the all-time series with Arizona, 23-14, including 12-4 at home. The Ducks have won the last four matchups and 11 of the last 13.
Oregon sophomore RB De'Anthony Thomas leads the nation with seven all-purpose plays of 30 yards or more and is tied for the national lead with seven touchdowns.
Freshman QB Marcus Mariota leads the Pac-12 and ranks 10th nationally in passing efficiency with a rating of 180.54.
Oregon has scored at least 30 points in the 16 straight games, the second-longest streak in the FBS behind Oklahoma State.
Oregon is one of just five teams without a field goal this season.
Arizona is led by dual-threat senior QB Matt Scott.