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Head coach Rich Rodriguez
The startling dichotomy when looking at Arizona
Under the guidance of first year coach Rich Rodriguez, the Wildcats are fourth nationally in offense, averaging 553.6 yard per game.
Defensively, Arizona is 110th in defense, giving up an average of 483.9 yards per contest.
'Zona will put up tons of points (the Wildcats have scored 50+ in three games this year), and will allow tons of points.
In other words, this game will be a shootout.
Matt Scott's health
Quarterback Matt Scott is Arizona's offense.
The senior from Corona, Calif. leads the Pac-12 in total yards with 386 per game. It's vital for Arizona that he's able to stay healthy and play.
Against Southern Cal last week, Scott suffered two vicious blows to the head during the fourth quarter. Immediately after the hit, he seemed disoriented and then proceeded to vomit.
Rodriguez held him in the game for one play, before then taking him out.
I'm not a doctor, nor do I profess to act like one. However, given the recent climate of concussion problems plaguing football on all levels, those symptoms displayed by Scott sure did seem like he suffered a concussion.
Regardless, Arizona has cleared him to play and he will suit up against UCLA. By keeping him in the game, Rodriguez may have opened up a can of worms. If Scott did in fact suffer a concussion, it's absolute negligible behavior and judgment by Rodriguez to keep him on the field.
It was also peculiar that Scott had trouble with the lighting during a press conference at the beginning of the week.
For Scott's sake, hopefully no harmful damage will come of the decision to play this weekend.