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Arizona Wildcats football: Top 5 reasons why UCLA has ruled UA under Mora


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Rich Rodriguez has beaten Oregon coach Mark Helfrich twice in the last two seasons. He has not lost to Utah’s Kyle Whittingham in three meetings.

Rodriguez has beaten Chris Petersen, Mike Leach, Sonny Dykes, Steve Sarkisian, Mike MacIntyre and Todd Graham.

He has lost the only game he coached against David Shaw, although Arizona was not supposed to take Stanford to overtime at The Farm in 2012.

Oregon State’s Gary Andersen is new to the conference. He faces Rodriguez and Arizona for the first time in a couple of weeks.

That leaves UCLA’s Jim Mora. How Arizona fans must loathe Mora, who has turned around the series from when the Wildcats ruled it during the prime of the Mike Stoops era.

Arizona won five straight against the Bruins from 2007 to 2011. The Wildcats had a four-game winning streak in Tucson against the Bruins from 2005 to 2011. The average winning margin in those games at Arizona Stadium: 23.8 points.

Where have you gone Karl Dorrell and Rick Neuheisel?

In its three-game winning streak against Arizona under Mora, UCLA has outscored Arizona 114-43. What factors have led to the Rodriguez’s demise against the Bruins?

CLICK ON THE “NEXT” ARROW TO THE RIGHT TO READ ABOUT THE BIGGEST FACTORS

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