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Arizona got off to a great start under new coach Rich Rodriguez, following a tight opening victory with a pair of routs. There were flaws, to be sure, but the Wildcats managed to overcome those and climb up the rankings. They couldn't Saturday night in Eugene. Plagued by mistakes near the goal line and unable to keep up with Oregon's speed or depth, Arizona was blown out 49-0 by the Ducks in its Pac-12 opener. Oregon moved up a spot to No. 2 in The Associated Press poll after the win and Arizona dropped out from No. 22, left with plenty to work on and faced with a schedule that isn't going to get much easier from here. ''There were situations where Oregon beat us, but then there were situations where we beat us,'' Rodriguez said. ''The ones where we beat us, we've got to fix in a hurry.'' He's got that right. Up next for Arizona (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) is surprising Oregon State, which entered the poll at No. 18 after beating Wisconsin and UCLA, two ranked teams. After facing the B...
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