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Cardinal, Arizona about to kick off

9/17/2011

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Would he? Or wouldn't he?

The question of whether Arizona wide receiver Juron Criner would play appears to be answered. He came out in full gear and ran (term used loosely) with the first-team offense during the pregame warm ups.

The Cardinal secondary is already expected to be challenged by the talented and accurate Arizona quarterback Nick Foles. Even without his full arsenal of receivers, he's one of the most accurate passers in the country. If Criner is even at 80 percent, the 6-4, 215-pound receiver can be a difference-maker for the Wildcats.

Don't be surprised if the Cardinal start quick. They have scored on their opening drive in 11 of their last 15 games.

Stanford enters the game having won four of the last five meetings in Tucson.