UCLA at Arizona
Site: Arizona Stadium
Time: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow
TV: KGUN-TV (Ch. 9)
Radio: KNST-AM (790)
Series record: UCLA leads11-6-2
One of the country's most exciting college football players will likely be watching the game from the Bruins' sideline. UCLA wideout J.J. Stokes is expected to miss what would be his last game against the Wildcats.
Stokes has been out of the Bruins' lineup for most of the season and thus a cause for their plummet this season. The wide receiver, who had six catches for 91 yards and a touchdown against Arizona last year, has suffered a deep contusion of his left thigh.
UCLA senior quarterback Wayne Cook is still a potential threat, even if he has thrown just five touchdown passes and six interceptions so far. Still, he does have Kevin Jordan (47 catches, 758 yards).
Dan White and Ontiwaun Carter should create problems for UCLA's young defense which has allowed an average of 397.6 yards a game. Carter needs just 64 yards to move into second place on the all-time UA career rushing list.
Arizona's Desert Swarm defense rediscovered itself at Washington State last weekend but hasn't put up a dominating performance at home yet this season, excluding when the Wildcats walked over New Mexico State 44-0.
The better kicker is on the Arizona sideline this year. UA senior kicker Steve McLaughlin (14 of 18) has upstaged UCLA's Bjorn Merten (8 of 16), an All-American as a freshman last year.
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