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2016 Schedule
2-5, 6th in Pac 12 - South
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16hKC Joyner

Why the Pac-12 is still the land of quarterbacks

Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson reside in the ACC while the Big Ten and Big 12 have great signal callers too. But no conference has a deeper group under center than the Pac-12.

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17hAdam Rittenberg

Coaches who might cost too much to fire

Sometimes, nothing can save a coach from being fired. But other times, a buyout of millions or tens of millions of dollars might just buy a coach a little extra time.

Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez isn't saying who will start at quarterback against Stanford on Saturday, but he's happy that he finally has some options, as both two-year starter Anu Solomon and his backup Brandon Dawkins should be available to play. Solomon started the opener against BYU, but then suffered a knee injury in practice. Dawkins started the next five games before suffering a concussion against Utah on Oct. 8, forcing true freshman Khalil Tate into action against USC. The Wildcats were off last weekend. Rodriguez intimated that both Solomon and Dawkins are likely to play. "They've been able to practice fully this week," Rodriguez said. Arizona also has been hit hard by injuries at running back, as starter Nick Wilson apparently will be out for some time due to a knee injury. Receiver Samajie Grant has moved to running back and is listed as a co-starter with Zach Green.

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11dAdam Rittenberg

Coaching winners and losers from Week 7

Georgia chose to hire an unproven head coach, former Alabama assistant Kirby Smart, and Saturday's home loss to Vanderbilt raises questions about whether it was the right move.

Darnold, Smith-Schuster power USC past Arizona (0:41)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

How bad is Arizona's quarterback situation? How about this: reserve tight end Matt Morin has entered the game in relief of Khalil Tate.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC receiver Juju Smith-Schuster left late in the third quarter against Arizona due to an apparent injury to his back. He was down for several minutes and walked gingerly to the locker room.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC junior WR JuJu Smith-Schuster had two first-half touchdown receptions, which gives him his third multi-touchdown game of the season and sixth of his career.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona freshman QB Khalil Tate struggled mightily in the first half against USC. He had more turnovers (one INT, one fumble) than completed passes (1) and the Wildcats converted just once on five third-down attempts.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The 34 points USC scored in the first half against Arizona (34-7) are the most it has scored in a half this year and fourth time it has scored five touchdowns in a half in a conference game since the start of the 2013 season.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC quarterback Sam Darnold has been a magician on third down. The Trojans are 5 of 6 on third down and had a few big conversion on their last drive, which ended in a touchdown pass to Deontay Burnett to put USC up 14-7.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona looks completely overmatched up front against USC. The Trojans easily marched down the field on 10-play, 67-yard touchdown drive using a good mix of the run (39 yards) and pass (28 yards). Sophomore RB Ronald Jones had 30 yards on the drive, which is more than he had in three other full games this season.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins is not in uniform, according to several reports from Tucson. With Dawkins unavailable, freshman Khalil Tate is expected to start for the Wildcats. He began the year No. 3 on the depth chart.

ESPN Stats & Info

Trojans projected to beat Wildcats

ESPN's FPI gives USC a 65 percent chance to defeat Arizona on Saturday in Tucson. The Wildcats (2-4 overall) are searching for their first Pac-12 win.

Team Stats

Passing Yards210.489th
Rushing Yards223.128th
Points For26.485th
Points Against33.0101st

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