Arizona Football matchup info and staff predictions vs Washington

TUCSON, AZ – Arizona Football (0-6, 0-3) is set for their Friday matchup against the Washington Huskies (2-4, 1-2), and we bring the last-minute game info, predictions, and notes.

We are finally into week seven of the 2021 Arizona Football season, as the year is quickly rolling along. This week the Wildcats return home to take on Pac-12 North foe, the Washington Huskies, and we should be in store for an intriguing matchup.

Coming in, the Wildcats have had to battle a lot of adversity, as they currently own the nation’s longest active losing streak at 17 games, and beyond that, the team also looks to recover after losing another quarterback, this time it is Gunner Cruz who was lost for the rest of the season last week against Colorado.

If Arizona is going to score the upset against the Huskies, they are going to need a complete team effort if they are going to win.

And with Arizona Football facing a potential ‘Dog Fight” against the Washington Huskies, here is how you can watch and follow.

Arizona Football / Washington game information and details:

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. MST
  • Television: ESPN2
  • Radio: 107.5 FM (Tucson) | Arizona IMG Sports Network
  • Location: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Ariz.
  • The temperature at Kickoff: 76°
  • Line: Arizona +17.5 (Don’t forget to use WynnBet to enhance your overall betting experience)

Arizona Game Preview / Staff Predictions:

Arizona enters this game, losers of 18 straight, and with all the adversity the Wildcats have faced this year, this game doesn’t get easier either.

Coming into this matchup, the Wildcats are just 11-23-1 all-time against the Huskies, and Washington has seemingly controlled this series over the past eight seasons, winning six of them including four-straight.

However, Arizona will look to snap that losing streak as well as hopefully grab their first victory of the season, as well as their first in the Jedd Fisch era.

Arizona will need a huge performance with Will Plummer at quarterback, and the sophomore signal-caller will have to lead this offense into the end zone with some kind of consistency if Arizona is going to come away with the win!

Eric Townsend (Site Expert)

Washington 34 Arizona 10 – Disregard their record coming into this one, this is a bad matchup for Arizona. Washington is a big, physical, and athletic football team, and given Arizona’s challenges to move the football, this one could be ugly. I see the Huskies controlling the tempo and putting a lot of pressure on Plummer to come away with the win.

Kevin Barney (Site Contributor)

Washington 44 Arizona 13 – Arizona is already suffering from two injured and broken QBs, and the offense will again have many three and outs, which results in a worn-out and tired defense that will have to play heavy minutes.

The offensive play calling specifically in the Red Zone has been dismal and the Red Zone touchdown conversion rate is the worst in the Pac-12 which is at 25 percent.

Add multiple injures on top of the offense sputtering like a car with bad gas, and Fisch has yet to develop a decent offensive game plan against any defense.

I lost count last week how many times Linebacker Nate Landman was untouched, and that is a direct reflection of poor game planning. Which player or players for Arizona were assigned to pick him up? The same goes for Carsen Wells, untouched/unguarded too much.

I don’t see the current situation turning into a win Friday night. Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake will have the hungry Huskies prepared and ready.

Scott W. Schlittenhart (Site Contributor)

Washington 27 Arizona 14 –I just don’t have any faith that Arizona can move the ball on offense. Washington is a bad football team, but the defense cannot be expected to pitch a shutout if they expect to win. The offense needs to give them something. The game I think is more winnable is the game vs. Cal in a few weeks. This one just seems to be another bad matchup, especially on a short week.

Shereen Rayan (Site Contributor)

Washington 24 Arizona 21 – The Wildcats will do a little better every week. The fact that the players and coaches are keeping their spirits up is a great sign that Arizona has a chance every game to win. I think USC is the game that the Wildcats have a better chance to win. I’m hopeful I’m wrong and they get the win, I just think Washington will have a slight edge.