No. 12 Oregon (4-0, 2-0) vs. Arizona (3-2, 1-1)
- When: 6 p.m. Saturday
- Where: Arizona Stadium
- How to watch: TV — Pac-12 Networks. Radio — KUJZ-FM (95.3), Sirius (133), XM (197)
- Latest line: Oregon is favored by 13.5 points
About the opponent
After going 1-11 in 2021, Arizona overhauled its roster by adding 50 newcomers, the most by any team in the Pac-12.
Among them were nine transfers from FBS programs.
None have had a bigger impact than quarterback Jayden de Laura and receiver Jacob Cowing.
De Laura, who started the past two seasons at Washington State, has thrown for 1,633 yards, 14 touchdowns and an average of 326.6 yards per game, stats that all rank second in the conference.
He threw for a career-high 484 yards and tied the school record with six touchdown passes in a 43-20 win against Colorado on Saturday. That came a week after he set a then-career high with 401 yards in a loss to California.
However, De Laura was 0-2 against Oregon during his time at WSU. Last year in a 38-24 loss in Eugene, he was 20 of 36 for 280 yards with two passing TDs, one rushing TD and two interceptions. In a 43-29 loss in Pullman in 2020, he was 25 of 39 for 321 yards and two scores.
His top passing target this season has been UTEP transfer Jacob Cowing, who leads the Pac-12 with 40 catches for 566 yards and seven touchdowns. He averages eight receptions and 113 per game.
Receiver Dorian Singer ranks second in the conference with 32 catches for 450 yards.
The last time Ducks, Wildcats met
Oregon opened the 2021 Pac-12 season with a 41-19 win against Arizona at Autzen Stadium.
It was 24-19 in the fourth quarter before the then-No. 3 Ducks scored the final 17 points in the game.
Oregon intercepted Arizona starting quarterback Jordan McCloud five times, including a 68-yard pick-six by Bennett Williams.
What they’re wearing
Check back later this week when Oregon reveals its uniform combo for the Arizona game.