SEATTLE -- Here are five storylines as Washington prepares to play at Arizona this weekend:
1. Offensive opportunity: Through six games this season, Arizona has allowed an average of 32.7 points per game. The Wildcats have given up an average of 297 passing yards and 181.8 rushing yards.
With Washington’s offense working to get untracked, the Huskies have an opportunity exploit Arizona’s defense. Washington has yet to score more than 21 points against an FBS program this season. Facing a Wildcats team that scores 37 points per game, the Huskies need to get their offense going if they are going to pick up a win on the road in Tucson, Ariz.
2. Fewer turnovers from Keith Price: The junior quarterback has turned the ball over seven times over the last two losses to Oregon and USC, including four -- two interceptions and two fumbles -- against the Trojans.
Price seemed to establish more of a rhythm in last week’s loss, completing 16 straight passes at one point. Now, the key is to take that improvement and limit the turnovers.
3. Brotherly brawl: There will be a bit of a family reunion in the desert Saturday. Washington linebacker Thomas Tutogi will be playing against his brother, Taimi Tutogi, who is a senior fullback and defensive end for the Wildcats.
4. The emergence of Marcus Peters: As the defense continues to develop under new coordinator Justin Wilcox, one of the pleasant surprises has been the play of Peters, a redshirt freshman cornerback.
In addition to returning an interception for a touchdown against Portland State, Peters picked off his team-leading second pass against USC. He was tied for the team lead in tackles against the Trojans with nine. His improvement has provided a valuable asset for the Huskies opposite senior Desmond Trufant.
5. Similar scenarios: Like Washington, Arizona has faced a difficult start to the 2012 season. After opening with three straight wins, the Wildcats have dropped three in a row, falling to Oregon, Oregon State and Stanford. Both teams head into the game with matching 3-3 records and are looking for wins to spark a strong start to the second half of the season.