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By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer, Modified: December 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm •  Published: December 5, 2010

Location: Tucson, Ariz.

Enrollment: 29,719

Mascot: Wildcats

Conference: Pac-10

Record: 7-5 (4-5 in Pac-10)

Last week: 30-29 loss to Arizona State

Best player: Quarterback Nick Foles. The junior ranks No. 8 nationally in passing yards per game with 291.10 per contest. He has the ability to test the Pokes' secondary.

Why they could win: The Wildcats have a great passing attack and will test OSU's secondary, an area were the Pokes have struggled at times. Arizona also features the attacking style of defense that will test OSU's composure.

Why they could lose: Brandon Weeden, Kendall Hunter and Justin Blackmon have proved to be difficult to stop in 2010. And that's not likely to change in San Antonio.

Noteworthy: Arizona enters the game on a four-game losing streak. ... The Wildcats rank No. 9 nationally in passing offense (310 yards per game). ... UA ranks No. 14 nationally in sacks (2.75 sacks per game). ... The Wildcats rank in the top 50 nationally in total offense, scoring offense, rushing defense, total defense, scoring defense and pass defense. ... Arizona boasts wins over Iowa, Washington and UCLA with losses to USC, Oregon, Stanford, Oregon State and Arizona State.

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