Arizona has not had a week off since the first week of September, and last week's break couldn't have come at a better time, with rival Arizona State coming to Tucson on Friday.
The team was coming off its first conference win of the season, a 52-41 win at California, and an extremely hectic week before that included a player meeting with President Pete Likins.
"The week off was huge," senior quarterback Jason Johnson said. "It allowed us to relax. We've be through so many emotions. We were able to get away from it and not be rushed into a game plan."