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August 27, 2009 4:44 AM

Wildcats Will Play 2 QBs in Opener

The competition for the University of Arizona Wildcats starting quarterback position, for now, is finished--in a tie.

Wildcats head coach Mike Stoops said sophomores Matt Scott (pictured) and Nick Foles will each see time in Arizona's season opener Sept. 5 at home against Central Michigan University.

Stoops initially said he would name a starter this week. However, neither quarterback has been able to play well enough to apply a strong grip on the position and distance themselves from the other.

Scott had the advantage in the race for the top spot until he suffered through a unimpressive performance (9 of 19 for 85 yards and zero touchdowns) in Saturday's practice. Foles, on the contrary, was sharp. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 104 yards and one touchdown.

Scott is viewed as the more athletic quarterback who is able to make plays with is legs when the play breaks down. The Wildcats can also move him around in the pocket. Foles is regarded as the better passer.

The Wildcats could possibly name a clear starter shortly after the season opener. Stoops gave no time table, however, on a specified date.

Arizona finished the 2008 with an 8-5 record.

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