October 25, 2007

Washington Preview: Defense

If the Wildcats want to salvage any part of the season from here on out, Saturday will be the time to do it as Arizona will once again square off against one of the lowest rated defenses in the country.

The Washington Huskies rank 107th in total defense after giving up 661 yards of total offense to Oregon last week in a 55-34 loss.

They also rank 92nd in scoring defense, giving up 32.1 points per game, and are the second-worst team (ranked 118th) at defending the run in Division I-A, surrendering an average of 241.7 yards on the ground per game.

A pair of senior tackles will try to improve the rushing defense ranking this week as 6-foot-6, 295-pound Jordan Reffett and 6-foot-3, 290-pound Wilson Afoa will hold down the middle for Washington.

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