Date: Saturday, Sept. 9 vs. Houston
Time: 7:30 p.m.
TV: ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU (TBA)
Notable: Houston is the second Texas-based team to play the UA at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats previously hosted UT San Antonio, and will play UTEP in 2023.
Star player to watch: Defensive tackle Ed Oliver. As a freshman last season, Oliver was the backbone of the Cougars' defense, posting 19 tackles-for-loss and five sacks. He also forced three fumbles.
Breakdown: This won’t be a walkover. Yes, Tom Herman is gone. And yes, the Cougars stumbled down the stretch, losing their final two games. But Houston returns a ton of starters under new coach Major Applewhite.