Thursday, November 23, 2017

Arizona at Stanford

Arizona's starting quarterback returns from injury just in time for the Wildcats' trip to Stanford in Week 10.

Arizona offense vs. Stanford defense
• Wildcats RB Nic Grigsby is expected to play despite a right ankle injury suffered last week against UCLA, but look for Keola Antolin to be the featured back. The 186-pound Antolin has carried the ball 20-plus times in two of the past three games, and he is an explosive one-cut runner who stands just 5-foot-8 and is often hard to locate behind Arizona's big offensive linemen. Stanford's stout 3-4 defense is led by ILB Shayne Skov, an instinctive run-stopper who locates the ball quickly and flashes the ability to slip blocks. Skov and the rest of the Stanford linebackers have the size and strength to slow the run, but they must stay disciplined against misdirection, because they lack the range and athletic ability to recover when they are caught out of position and Antolin or Grigsby get into space.