Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (2-0) at Arizona Wildcats (2-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 19, 2015, 11:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -35 -- Over/Under: 61
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and Arizona Wildcats play Saturday at Arizona Stadium.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks look to remain unbeaten and get their first big boy victory. Case Cookus is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 528 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Cookus has been sacked just once and has been rock solid out of the gate. Emmanuel Butler and Alex Holmes have combined for more than 380 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Marc Cooper has four receptions. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks ground game is averaging 151 yards per contest, and Casey Jahn leads the way with 206 yards on 36 carries. Defensively, Northern Arizona is allowing 16.5 points and 292.5 yards per game. Josh Bamrick leads the Lumberjacks with 15 tackles, Zach McDonnell has two sacks and Marcus Alford has an interception.
The Arizona Wildcats look to improve to 3-0 before entering the Pac-12 schedule. Anu Solomon is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 493 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Solomon has thrown a touchdown in four of his last five games. Cayleb Jones and Johnny Jackson have combined for more than 260 receiving yards and three touchdowns while David Richards has six receptions. The Arizona Wildcats ground game is averaging 232 yards per contest, and Nick Wilson leads the way with 291 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 26 points and 426 yards per game. Will Parks leads the Wildcats with 16 tackles, Jeff Worthy has a sack and Haden Gregory has two pass deflections. Derrick Turituri, Jake Matthews, DeAndre' Miller and Kwesi Mashack are questionable.
Cal Poly just took the Arizona Wildcats down to the wire, which has to give Northern Arizona some confidence. The Lumberjacks have a really good quarterback leading the way, and Northern Arizona is one of the better teams in the Big Sky. Don't be shocked if this game is close as well.