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Arizona-Oregon matchup set for night game on ESPN

Kenjon Barner

Oregon’s Kenjon Barner runs for a touchdown in last year’s game at Arizona. The Ducks won 56-31. Photo by Chris Morrison-US PRESSWIRE

The Arizona Wildcats football game at Oregon on Sept. 22 will be televised by ESPN starting at 7:30 p.m., the Pac-12 announced Monday morning.

With UA moving into the AP poll at No. 24 this week, this should be a battle of two ranked teams. Oregon is No. 4.

The game at Autzen Stadium will be the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

Arizona and Oregon are each 2-0, facing lower-division teams this weekend. The Cats take on South Carolina State at Arizona Stadium (7:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks) while the Ducks are home vs. Tennessee Tech.

The Arizona-Oregon game probably shouldn’t be boring.

These are two no-huddle, fast-paced teams who run the read-option offense. They both rank in the national top 10 in offense this week, the Ducks checking in at No. 8 (568.5 yards per game) and UA ninth (562.5).

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