It was as ugly as it should've been on Saturday night.
Arizona overwhelmed Northern Arizona 41-10, showing off a high-powered passing game that was set up by an effective 60 minutes from the five brand-new starters on the offensive line.
The attack totaled 518 yards and six touchdowns.
And the Wildcats defense was better than expected in every quarter except the second, allowing just 10 points, none in the last 30 minutes.
But that was against the state's whipping boy, the Football Championship Subdivision Lumberjacks, a crew that was outclassed at every position.
Now the schedule turns vicious for Mike Stoops' program.
Arizona will face three-straight top 10 teams, starting with a Thursday night showdown on ESPN3D against emerging-power Oklahoma State.
And it's in Stillwater, Okla., a brutal trip for any team in the country.
Arizona will enter as a heavy underdog. But there are reasons to believe an upset is in order.
Here are five reasons why Arizona can beat Oklahoma State: