2020 Arizona Wildcats Football

Arizona Wildcats are a combined 180-249-9 all-time against 11 FBS opponents in 2020. Head coach Kevin Sumlin is 5-14 as Arizona head coach in two years against the 2020 schedule.

8/29 vs Hawaii

All-time series: Arizona leads 5-1

Kevin Sumlin record: 0-1

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona lost 45-38
Both teams combined for 1,134 yards of offense and Arizona’s defense forced 6 turnovers (4 interceptions, 2 fumbles)

Coach connections: First year Hawaii head coach Todd Graham coached Arizona State from 2012-2017 and went 4-2 against Arizona

Player connections: OL Michael Eletise – appeared in 23 games over two seasons for Arizona before transferring to Hawaii and being declared immediately eligible for the 2019 season. Eletise played 10 games in 2019 (started 4) for Hawaii and will return as a grad senior in 2020. 

9/5 vs Portland State

First ever meeting

9/12 vs Stanford

All-time series: Arizona trails 14-17

Kevin Sumlin record: 0-1

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona lost 41-31

Recent trends: Arizona has lost 6 in a row to Stanford

Coach connections: Arizona LB coach Andy Buh was a defensive assistant at Stanford for three years, working as linebackers coach in 2007 and doubling as LB coach and co-defensive coordinator from 2008-2009

9/19 @ Texas Tech

All-time series: Arizona trails 5-26-2

Kevin Sumlin record: 2-1 – Sumlin went 1-1 as head coach at Houston, winning in 2009 and losing in 2010

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona won 28-14
Arizona RB Gary Brightwell ran for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns

Recent trends: 2019 was first meeting since 1989

Player connections: Long-snapper Geno Albini, who was part of Arizona’s 2018 recruiting class, transferred to Texas Tech before the 2019 season.

10/3 @ UCLA

All-time series: Arizona trails 17-25-2

Kevin Sumlin record: 1-1

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona won 20-17
Arizona QB Grant Gunnell completed 29 of 44 passes for 352 yards and 1 touchdown

Recent trends: Arizona has won 2 of the last 3 but lost 6 of the last 8

Coach connections: Arizona offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone was UCLA OC from 2012-2015

First year Arizona defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads spent the last two seasons as UCLA DB coach

Arizona CB coach Demetrice Martin worked on Jim Mora’s staff at UCLA from 2011-2017 as assistant head and defensive backs coach.

10/9 vs Colorado

All-time series: Arizona trails 8-14

Kevin Sumlin record: 2-0

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona won 35-30

Recent trends: Arizona has won 3 in a row and is 7-2 since Colorado joined PAC-12 in 2011

10/17 vs USC

All-time series: Arizona trails 8-34

Kevin Sumlin record: 0-2

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona lost 41-14

Recent trends: Arizona has lost 7 in a row and USC is averaging 38 ppg over that span

Last Arizona win:  2012 – Arizona outscored USC 13-8 in 4th quarter and won 39-36. QB Matt Scott threw for 369 yards (50 pass attempts) and 3 TD, 1 INT and ran for 100 yards and a TD. Arizona RB Kadeem Carey ran for 119 yards and a TD.

Coach connections: Arizona CB coach Demetrice Martin was a defensive grad assistant at USC in 2006-2007.

10/23 @ Washington

All-time series: Arizona trails 11-22-1

Kevin Sumlin record:  0-2

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona lost 51-27

Recent trends: Arizona has lost 3 in a row

Coach connections: Arizona CB coach Demetrice Martin was a defensive assistant at Washington from 2008-2010.

10/31 vs Oregon

All-time series: Arizona trails 17-27

Kevin Sumlin record: 1-1

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona lost 34-6

Recent trends: Arizona is 3-3 against Oregon in the last 6 meetings, including a loss in the 2014 PAC-12 Championship Game

Player connections: WR Brenden Schooler transferred from Oregon to Arizona for 2020. Schooler’s brother, Colin Schooler, is a linebacker at Arizona. From 2017-2019, Schooler caught 43 passes for 521 yards and 4 TDs and as a safety in 2016, had 74 tackles and 4 interceptions.

11/7 @ Utah

All-time series: Arizona trails 19-24-2

Kevin Sumlin record: 0-2

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona lost 35-7

Recent trends: Arizona has lost 4 in a row and is 5-4 overall since Utah joined PAC-12 in 2011

11/21 @ Oregon State

All-time series: Arizona leads 27-16-1

Kevin Sumlin record: 1-1

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona lost 56-38

Recent trends: Arizona has won 3 of the last 5 meetings

Coach connections: Arizona OC Noel Mazzone was Oregon State OC in 2002
Arizona OL coach Kyle Devan is an Oregon State alum, who was a four-year starter for the Beavers, starting 38 games throughout his career. He was a grad assistant coach in 2013

Player connections: Nathan Eldridge was Second-team All Pac-12 for Arizona in 2017. Played 25 games between 2016 and 2017. Transferred to Oregon State before 2019. He played 4 games for Beavers in 2019 and will be a junior in 2020.

11/28 vs Arizona State

All-time series: Arizona leads 49-43-1

Kevin Sumlin record: 0-2

Last meeting: 2019 – Arizona lost 24-14

Recent trends: Arizona has lost 3 in a row to their rivals

Coach connections: Arizona OC Noel Mazzone was Arizona State OC during the 2011-2012 seasons

First year Arizona State co-defensive coordinator Antonio Pierce is a U of A alum

Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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