19 Oregon vs Arizona Live Stream
No. 19 Oregon (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12) at Arizona (3-5, 2-3 Pac-12)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Ariz.
Coaches: Mario Cristobal, first year (5-3 at Oregon, 32-50 overall); Kevin Sumlin, first year (3-5 at Arizona, 89-48 overall)
Latest line: Oregon by 9.5
On air: TV on FOX, radio on 1080 “The Fan” in Portland, KUGN-AM 590 in Eugene.
Live stream: Watch ESPN
What’s at stake: Oregon will clinch a bowl berth with a win, though that is far from the goal at this point. Whatever faint chance remain for the Ducks to win the Pac-12 North, they have to win to keep that alive. For Arizona, a win would be its biggest of the season while a loss would put a bowl bid in serious jeopardy at 3-6.
Oregon offense vs. Arizona defense
After a dreadful performance in the first half of last week’s loss at Washington State, then a much stronger second half, the question entering Saturday’s game will be which version of Oregon’s offense shows up. But against a defense as poor as Arizona’s, which ranks near the bottom of the Pac-12 in total defense, scoring and rush defense, with barely better passing numbers likely altered as opponents run out the clock, it’s hard to see Oregon having much trouble moving the ball.
Justin Herbert spread the ball out more last week and that’ll be worth watching. CJ Verdell is nursing a hip injury but will play and the running back rotation will be of note as well. The offensive line is simply in another class compared to Arizona’s defensive front, though PJ Johnson is a big man to block but will likely draw double teams.
Aside from Johnson and linebacker Colin Schooler, it’s hard to find many players Oregon has to truly be cognizant of.