SEATTLE (AP) — This much is certain about No. 9 Washington: It can beat up on lesser competition.

In cruising to an impressive 3-0 start, the Huskies have done most things very well. Quarterback Jake Browning is leading the country in pass efficiency, the Huskies have scored 40 or more points in six straight games and plenty of younger players have gotten valuable experience in a less-than-challenging non-conference scheduled that featured Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State.

Coach Chris Peterson says the Huskies will see if they're ready to face adversity or a competitive game as they open Pac-12 play this week at Arizona.

The Wildcats (2-1) will present Washington's first true examination in a place where Petersen suffered one of his most painful defeats. Two years ago the Huskies were unable to run out the clock in the closing minutes and a fumble led to Arizona kicking a field goal on the final play for a 27-26 win. Washington's last win at Arizona came in 2006.