Winless Arizona to host Washington tonight in Pac-12 matchup

Arizona hosts Washington in a Pac-12 game Friday night. The Wildcats are trying to end an...
Arizona hosts Washington in a Pac-12 game Friday night. The Wildcats are trying to end an 18-game losing streak.(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 4:00 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 22, 2021 at 12:29 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Arizona Wildcats will host the Washington Huskies tonight in a Pac-12 game at Arizona Stadium.

The Wildcats (0-6, 0-3) have dropped 18 straight games, the longest streak in school history and longest active skid in FBS. The all-time losing streak in FBS is owned by Northwestern, which lost 34 straight from 1979 to 1982.

According to CBS Sports, the Huskies (2-4, 1-2) are 18-point favorites in the game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will be on ESPN2.

The Wildcats, which have not beaten the Huskies since 2014, lost 44-27 in last year’s meeting in Seattle.

Washington is averaging 23.5 points per game while Arizona averages only 14.0. The Huskies have lost by seven or fewer points in three of their four defeats.

Arizona is without two of its starting quarterbacks. Jordan McCloud injured his knee and ankle in a loss to UCLA on Oct. 9 while Gunner Cruz injured his thumb in a loss to Colorado on Oct. 16.

With Cruz and McCloud out for the season, Will Plummer will get the start against Washington Friday night. He has thrown for 380 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions so far.

The only other active player with a pass attempt for Arizona this season is wide receiver Jamarye Joiner, who is 1-for-1 passing with a 10-yard touchdown. Joiner is a redshirt sophomore and a former star for Cienega High.

Arizona’s defense has struggled this season, giving up 32.0 points and 372.0 yards per game.

Washington is led by quarterback Dylan Morris, who had passed for 1,446 yards and eight touchdowns.

NOTES: Arizona is celebrating Champions Day, WONDER and breast cancer awareness month. UA Champions Day is to celebrate and acknowledge the success Arizona Athletics has had on and off the field, pitch and court. WONDER is a partnership between the University of Arizona and Arizona Athletics to highlight all the victorious accomplishments the University has achieved over these last few years.

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