Arizona Wildcats aim to end losing streak against Washington.

Arizona Wildcats Try to Snap Losing Skid Against Washington

As of 2021, the Arizona Wildcats and UNLV remain the only two Football Bowl Subdivision teams without a victory.

The Wildcats, who are winless at 0-6, are currently on an 18-game losing streak as they get ready to take on Washington, with a record of 2-4, in Tucson on Friday night.

The game will take place at Arizona Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Arizona time, airing on ESPN2. It is one of four college football matchups available for betting on Arizona betting apps this Friday.

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Huskies are heavily favored over Arizona.

Three sportsbooks in Arizona, namely BetMGM Arizona, DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona, and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona, are all predicting that the Huskies will win by 17.5 points against the Wildcats.

Seven years ago in Tucson, the Wildcats pulled off a 27-26 victory against the Huskies, their most recent win over Washington. Arizona was ranked 17th in the nation at that time.

Arizona has faced difficulties against Washington since then, dropping the previous four games in the series, three of which were by a margin of 17 points or greater.

The Washington team had a strong performance in 2020, defeating Arizona 44-27 in Seattle. This victory came after a previous win of 51-27 in Tucson the year prior.


Friday has a winner.

Washington has suffered back-to-back losses to Oregon State (27-24) and UCLA (24-17) before heading into Friday’s game.

The Huskies triumphed over Cal in overtime with a score of 31-24 and dominated Arkansas State with a score of 52-3. Unfortunately, Washington experienced losses in their season opener against Montana (13-7) and against Michigan (31-10).

Washington’s offense has fallen short of expectations under second-year coach Jimmy Lake, who has struggled to find any positives to highlight. The team is only averaging 23.5 points and 357.2 yards per game.

The Huskies are currently averaging 246.2 passing yards and 111 rushing yards per game, ranking them 57th and tied for 113th in the nation in these areas, respectively.

The upcoming game on Friday presents first-year Arizona coach Jedd Fisch with the chance to turn around a season that has been disappointing so far.

Once again, Fisch will turn to sophomore QB Will Plummer as Gunner Cruz and Jordan McCloud have both suffered season-ending injuries in consecutive games.

Plummer has struggled, completing just 50.7% of his passes for 380 yards, 3 interceptions, and only 2 touchdowns.

The former Gilbert High School quarterback will try to connect with standout in-state wide receiver Stanley Berryhill III on Friday night.

Berryhill has become a standout player for Arizona, leading the team with 48 receptions for 445 yards, more than double the amount of any other Wildcat.

The former Mountain View Lions receiver has consistently caught at least five passes in every game for Arizona this season, including an impressive eight receptions in the game against Colorado last Saturday.

During his media remarks this week, Fisch emphasized the Wildcats’ difficult position in the college football landscape and expressed confidence that Arizona will be prepared to compete on Friday.

Fisch motivated the team to aim for success and enhance their skills, stressing the significance of both competition and teamwork in sports.

“We are facing challenges right now, but our focus is on the present and our upcoming game against Washington. Our aim is to deliver our best performance on Friday night, moving the football effectively and securing a win.”

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, with over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona, has been appointed as the lead writer at yengols.com. His previous roles include positions at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News.

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