The No. 19 Arizona Wildcats (7-3) face a fellow Pac-12 foe when they host the No. 16 Utah Utes (7-3) on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Arizona Stadium.
The game is on PACN, if you’re looking for how to watch.
When is Arizona vs. Utah and when does it start?
This matchup between the Wildcats and Utes will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023. You can expect the kickoff at 2:30 PM ET.
Where to watch Arizona vs. Utah
The Wildcats and Utes will take to the gridiron at Arizona Stadium for this matchup on November 18, and if you want to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on PACN.
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Arizona Stats & Insights
The Wildcats head into the matchup after winning 34-31 over the Colorado Buffaloes in their last outing on November 11.
Arizona ranks 30th in total offense (438.8 yards per game) and 35th in total defense (335.1 yards allowed per game) this season.
The Wildcats have the 82nd-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (235.3 allowed per game), and they’ve been more effective on offense, ranking 25th-best with 280.2 passing yards per game.
Arizona ranks 66th in rushing yards this season (158.6 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 13th-best in the FBS with 99.8 rushing yards allowed per game.
The Wildcats are averaging 31.1 points per game on offense this season (42nd in the FBS), and they are surrendering 20.9 points per game (39th) on the other side of the ball.
Utah Stats & Insights
The Wildcats knocked off the Colorado Buffaloes 34-31 in their last game.
Utah ranks 92nd in the FBS with 355.4 total yards per game, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 15th-best by allowing only 300 total yards per game.
The Utes rank 16th-worst in passing yards per game (170.2), but they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 49th in the FBS with 214.2 passing yards surrendered per contest.
Utah has been keeping opposing offenses in check on run defense, giving up just 85.8 rushing yards per contest (seventh-best). On offense, it ranks 29th in the FBS by accumulating 185.2 rushing yards per game.
The Utes rank 80th in the FBS with 25.3 points per contest, but they’ve been carried by their defense, which ranks 16th-best by giving up only 17.8 points per game.
Arizona Key Players to Watch
Noah Fifita has thrown for 1,735 yards (192.8 ypg) to lead Arizona, completing 73.7% of his passes and collecting 16 touchdown passes and four interceptions this season.
Jonah Coleman’s team-high 744 rushing yards (74.4 per game) have come on 104 carries, with three touchdowns this year. He’s also tacked on 24 catches for 289 yards (28.9 per game) and one touchdown.
This season D.J. Williams has rushed for 347 yards (34.7 per game) on 78 carries with four touchdowns.
Tetairoa McMillan’s team-leading 860 receiving yards (86 yards per game) have come on 61 receptions with eight touchdowns.
Jacob Cowing has put up a 518-yard season so far (51.8 receiving yards per game) with 10 touchdowns, reeling in 70 passes.
Tanner McLachlan’s 31 catches have netted him 389 yards (48.6 ypg) and two touchdowns.
Utah Key Players to Watch
Bryson Barnes has thrown for 1,197 yards (149.6 ypg) to lead Utah, completing 58.5% of his passes and tossing 10 touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 235 rushing yards (29.4 ypg) on 54 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
The team’s top rusher, Ja’Quinden Jackson, has carried the ball 122 times for 627 yards (69.7 per game), with four touchdowns this year.
This season Jaylon Glover has collected 396 yards (39.6 per game) on 102 attempts with two touchdowns.
Devaughn Vele’s 482 receiving yards (53.6 yards per game) lead the team. He has 34 receptions with two touchdowns.
Money Parks has racked up 261 receiving yards (26.1 yards per game) and two touchdowns, hauling in 25 passes this year.
Mikey Matthews’ 25 receptions this season have resulted in 229 yards (22.9 ypg).