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Early look at Houston's next opponent: Arizona

After postponing the season opener at Texas-San Antonio to focus on flood relief efforts, the University of Houston opens the 2017 season on Saturday night at Arizona.

When/where: 9:30 p.m. CT Saturday; Arizona Stadium (57,400); Tucson, Ariz.

TV/radio: ESPNU/KPRC 950 AM.

Head coach: Rich Rodriguez (37-29 in sixth season at Arizona; 157-113-2 overall in 24 seasons overall).

Conference: Pac-12.


Record: 1-0.

Last week: Beat Northern Arizona 62-24 in Tucson.

TV/radio: ESPNU/KPRC 950 AM.

Series history: Tied 1-1.

Last meeting with UH: No. 11 Arizona won 37-3 on Sept. 6, 1986, in Tucson.

Players to watch

Quarterback Brandon Dawkins rushed for a team-high 92 yards and two touchdowns and completed 7 of 13 passes for 89 yards and one touchdown against Northern Arizona.

Safety Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles had eight tackles and two interceptions.

Wide receiver Tony Ellison had five catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Tailback Nick Wilson has 28 career rushing touchdowns, third on the school’s all-time list.

By the numbers: 506 – Rushing yards for the Wildcats in season opener.

On Twitter: @ArizonaFBall

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