I think Arizona has a lot more to prove in this game after getting humiliated last season by Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl. OSU will also be ready to play after their narrow loss to Oklahoma to get into the Big 12 Championship game however I question how excited they are about playing a 7-5 team. Arizona has a good run defense that will give Oklahoma State fits at times and are athletic enough to cover the field east to west. Oklahoma State will win this game if they stretch the Wildcat Defense deep early and often softening up the middle for delayed runs and intermediate routes. Arizona has a very good offense that can ball control to keep OSU off the field if it has to. Nick Foles will need to play well, get rid of the ball quickly and make sound decisions for the Wildcats to win. If Foles doesn't play well it could be a long night for Wildcat fans. All in all I think if this game is played 10 times OSU would win 7 but I think in this 1 game scenario with Arizona not expected to win they will come out loose, focused, aggressive and play well enough to beat OSU tonight. Confidence on this pick is lower but I think Arizona will benefit huge from its time off, and is happy to be in the game.
Arizona 41 Oklahoma State 38
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