Can Arizona win 3 games this year? Not too many people are tuning in to watch the Wildcats football team in the PAC-12.
The University of Arizona is recognized as a basketball school than a football school currently. That is all right to say the least, because there are plenty of basketball schools. For example, Duke, they are a prolific basketball program, but a soggy football team. The Wildcats are trying not to be soggy.
Year One Jedd Fisch ERA
Arizona will be entering in year two of the Jedd Fisch era. When you want to launch a rocket for take-off, you want it to fly. Let me just say Arizona lost the keys to launch their rocket. First season under Fisch, the Wildcats were 1-11 with losses to almost every PAC-12 team except Cal. The worst loss of last season was to Northern Arizona 19-21.
We say the past is in the past. I hope Fisch is letting go of his year-one blunder in past also. The offense was discombobulated with scoring only 17.2 ppg, which was last in the PAC-12. Juggling between three QB’s last season is a disaster waiting to happen, unless you are Ohio State in 2014.
With the transfer portal, Arizona was able to grab Washington State’s QB Jayden De Laura. He is expected to be the starting QB for the Wildcats week one against San Diego St. De Laura went to the same HS as former Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, where he was Gatorade POY.
Is 3 wins Impossible for the Wildcats?
Can Arizona come under the slump of one victory last season and win 3 games?
That is the question Arizona Wildcat bettors want answered and I am here to give it to them. Currently, the O/U for the Wildcats is mainly set at 2.5 wins. Various sportsbooks have the Wildcats no higher than 3 victories, so we will debate the O/U 2.5 victories.
Currently, this is a tougher schedule for the Wildcats than I expected. First off, the non-conference schedule is at least intended to be easy-going and between SDSU, Ms. St., and N. Dakota St., which is asking a ton. What favors the Wildcats is 76% returning offensive production plus the addition of De Laura.
Arizona is predicted last in the PAC-12 with Colorado, and Cal ahead of them. Can the Wildcats sneak a victory or two between these teams? Colorado will be in Tucson and the Buffaloes are 121st in returning defense. The Cal game will be on the road, but the Golden Bears will have a completely new offense returning 37% of production.
It cannot get any much worse than last season. Jedd Fisch has the jitters out and need to crack down on this Wildcat team. I will keep an eye out on QB De Laura and how his contribution will help the Wildcats be more competitive.
I see two wins for sure, and I am going to go out on a limb and say they surpass their season win total!
Pick: Over 2.5 Wins
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