A disappointing end to the 2015 campaign, though they did end up with a bowl victory against the New Mexico Lobos. Here's a quick preview of the Wildcat's 2016 schedule and hopes of Bearing Down:
Sept 3 - Brigham Young University (Glendale, AZ) Coming off a 9-4 season, BYU will most likely end up being favorites, though, a healthy Anu Solomon will be what's needed to push Arizona ahead and give them a solid 1-0 start to the 2016 season.
Sept 10 - Grambling State (Tucson, AZ) Should have no win against Grambling State, at home, nonetheless. If they do, end the season here. 2-0.
Sept 17 - Hawaii (Tucson, AZ) The Rainbow Warriors haven't been much of a threat on the gridiron in recent history, and the Wildcats should be able to put them away in Tucson. 3-0
Sept 24 - Washington (Tucson, AZ) Four games without leaving the confines of your state is a nice way to try to get some momentum for Rich Rod, however, UDub demolished the Wildcats 49-3 last year, and are a year older, more experienced and better. Should be another demolishing, destroying any Uncle Mo the Cats had built up. 3-1
Oct 1 - UCLA (Pasadena, CA) First road test is going to be a tough one, and with a year under Rosen's belt, the Bruins will have too much offense for the Cats to contain. Should be a high scoring affair, though UCLA takes it by a couple of scores, and then some. 3-2
Oct 8 - Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) The bleeding finally stops for the Cats, as they sneak out a late game victory against the Utes. 4-2
Oct 15 - USC (Tucson, AZ) Finally, back home in the Old Pueblo, with the Trojans coming into town. The momentum from the road win in Utah keeps Arizona close, but the Trojans open it up late in the third and don't look back. 4-3
Oct 29 - Stanford (Tucson, AZ) Bye week followed by McAffrey. Arizona won't keep this one close, another losing streak. 4-4
Nov 5 - Washington State (Pullman, WA) No chance here, as the Cougars run away with the game early on and don't even have a hiccup along with the way, dropping the Cats below .500. 4-5
Nov 12 - Colorado (Tucson, AZ) Old Pueblo once again provides a morale boosting win, though the Buffs make a game of it. 5-5
Nov 19 - Oregon State (Corvallis, OR) A loss here, and Rich Rod should be fired, on the spot. Thankfully, for his sake, he'll continue cashing paychecks. 6-5
Nov 25 - Arizona State (Tucson, AZ) A rivalry loss here takes out the air out of the Wildcats bubble. At least they finish .500, if it's any consolation. 6-6