Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Arizona at Oregon

Arizona heads north in Week 13 looking to derail Oregon's national title hopes.

Arizona offense vs. Oregon defense
• The Ducks are good in the back seven in coverage and defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti is doing a nice job mixing up zone and man looks. The secondary has done a nice job of maintaining discipline, while the linebackers have shown excellent awareness looking up crossers and getting into passing lanes. Oregon MLB Casey Matthews is limited athletically but has been very active in the short-to-intermediate part of the field, and that will be key against Arizona QB Nick Foles. Look for Aliotti to push his coverage up near the line of scrimmage more than usual this week because the Wildcats implement a lot of quick-hitting throws. The Ducks must be careful pressing up on WR Juron Criner, though, because the 6-foot-4 speedster has the ability to get behind defenses and stretch the field.