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USC faces battled-tested Arizona team

Wildcats may be 1-3, but their schedule has been arguably the hardest in the nation

Updated: September 29, 2011, 10:40 AM ET
By Erik McKinney | WeAreSC.com
LOS ANGELES -- Perhaps no team in the country has faced a tougher opening to the 2011 season than the Arizona Wildcats (1-3 overall, 0-2 Pac-12), who are coming off consecutive losses to three top-10 teams. The Wildcats now have lost eight consecutive games to FBS competition and will look to end the streak against USC (3-1, 1-1) in the Coliseum, where Arizona posted a 21-17 victory to close the 2009 regular season. The Wildcats, led by eighth-year coach Mike Stoops, boast a potent passing game and have turned over the ball just one time this season.

Offense
• Scoring: 24.0 points per game (No. 86 overall, No. 10 Pac-12)
• Rushing: 62.3 yards per game (No. 119 overall, No. 12 Pac-12)
• Passing: 372.5 yards per game (No. 5 overall, No. 2 Pac-12)
• Total: 434.8 yards per game (No. 40 overall, No. 6 Pac-12)


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