No. 12 Oregon will be going for its fifth consecutive win Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., but the Ducks have reason to be wary of an Arizona team that went 1-11 last season.
The Wildcats (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) have remade themselves into having one of the hottest passing games in the conference, led by Washington State transfer Jayden de Laura and a trio of playmaking receivers. De Laura has thrown for more than 400 yards in each of his first two Pac-12 games at Arizona, including 484 yards and a school-record-tying six touchdowns in last week's 43-20 win over Colorado.
"He throws lasers," Oregon coach Dan Lanning. "He throws the ball on rhythm on a dart and he doesn't need a big window to be able to attack. He's able to extend play with his feet. This is a really good challenge for us. There haven't been a lot of teams that have really slowed them down offensively. They've only maybe hurt themselves a couple of times to be honest."