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September 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM

First look: Arizona

 

Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey (25) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against Texas-San Antonio but was cancelled due to a backfield penalty during the fourth quarter of an NCAA Football game in Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Wily Low)

Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey (25) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against Texas-San Antonio but was cancelled due to a backfield penalty during the fourth quarter of an NCAA Football game in Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Wily Low)

First glance: Arizona Wildcats

Coach: Rich Rodriguez

Record: 11-5 in second season at Arizona (86-53 in 12th season as FBS head coach)

Last game: Beat Texas-San Antonio 38-13 on Sept. 14.

Last meeting: Arizona defeated UW 52-17 last season in Tucson.

The latest line: Huskies are favored by 8 points.

Star players:

Ka’Deem Carey led the nation with 1,929 yards rushing in 2012. He was suspended for the season opener this year, but has 299 yards and four touchdowns on 43 carries (7.0 average) in two games.

— Backup RB Daniel Jenkins has 35 carries for 239 yards (6.8 average) and one touchdown.

— QB B.J. Denker, a left-hander, has completed 31 of 55 passes (56.4 percent) for 326 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He has also rushed 40 times for 224 yards and five touchdowns.

Garic Wharton leads Arizona with seven catches for 109 yards.

Tra’Mayne Bondurant has a team-high 19 tackles and three interceptions. He had two interceptions in the Wildcats’ season-opening win over Northern Arizona, returning one for a touchdown.

By the numbers:

8.7: Points allowed per game by the Arizona defense, best in the Pac-12 and No. 3 in the nation.

24: Total touchdowns by Ka’Deem Carey in 2012.

322.33: Rushing yards per game for Arizona, second in the Pac-12 and fifth in the nation.

Schedule/results:

Arizona 35, Northern Arizona 0

Arizona 58, at UNLV 13

Arizona 38, UTSA 13

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