PLAYERS TO WATCH
--S Sean Parker is a senior who will be a key to filling holes against the run this week versus the Wildcats. Arizona runs the ball almost 80 percent of the time.
--LB John Timu, who is a captain and plays in the middle, missed the second half against Illinois and last week because of a bruised shoulder. He is expected back this week.
--TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he was "embarrassed" by how he played in Week 2, his season debut, and played better in Week 3. The preseason All-American will be needed Saturday.
--RB Ka'Deem Carey is averaging 149.5 rushing yards through two games, but he won't appear in the NCAA stats until after the Washington game, when he will qualify by having played in 75 percent of his team's games. Carey is trying to win back-to-back rushing titles, and one of his main competitors could be the Huskies' Bishop Sankey.
--QB B.J. Denker has started four games at Arizona, but this will be his most difficult challenge by far, which includes a raucous Husky Stadium. He is coming off his best game of the season, when he completed 14 of 21 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown, with no interceptions, against UTSA. He ran 10 times for 90 yards, including a 35-yarder. He has very good wheels, having scored this season on two runs of 35 yards, plus a 30-yarder.
--S Tra'Mayne Bondurant has been the team's biggest defensive playmaker so far. He has three interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), three tackles for loss, six pass break-ups, and he is tied for the team lead with 19 stops. He could be called upon to help stop Washington TE Austin Sefarian-Jenkins this week. The Wildcats struggled against elite tight ends last season.
--LB Scooby Wright has done well as a true freshman who has started the first three games of his career. Wright is a high-motor player who is tied for the team lead with 19 tackles. He was only a two-star recruit, but he has the makings of an all-conference linebacker.