Wildcats roll over the Cougars

Arizona dominated Washington State from the start as it won 59-37. Read on for a complete recap of the victory.

Arizona jumped out to a 31-0 lead and never let up as it defeated Washington State 59-37 on the road.

Washington started on its own 25 with a thee and out and Davonte’ Neal was able to return the punt for an 81-yard touchdown as the extra point gave the Wildcats a 7-0 lead with 13:54 left in the first quarter.

Starting on its own 25, the Cougars got a 16-yard run from Jamal Morrow. Arizona was then able to come up with stops on the next three plays and punted for the second straight drive, giving Arizona possession on its own two.

Cayleb Jones caught a 15-yard pass and Neal followed with a 21-yard grab. Austin Hill caught a pass for seven yards and Anu Solomon gained 14 on the ground.

Arizona found itself in third down, but Sammie Grant picked it up with a nine-yard catch. On the next third down, Washington State was called for pass interference. Arizona couldn’t get anything else going, so it settled for the 31-yard field goal to get a 10-0 lead with 8:28 left in the first.

The Cougars started on their own 25 with an eight-yard run by Gerard Wicks and a nine-yard completion. On third down, River Cracraft caught a 14-yard pass. Arizona then forced a punt three plays later too took over on its own 20.

Jones caught an 18-yard pass on first down and Solomon ran for four. Grant then caught a four-yard pass and Wilson gained four in the air. Jones grabbed an 11-yard reception and Neal caught a pass for three before Hill had a 30-yard completion.

Three plays later, Solomon found Neal for a two-yard touchdown and the extra point gave Arizona a 17-0 lead with 3:55 left in the first.

The Cougars had the ball on their own 25 and Wicks caught a four-yard pass and then ran for three. After a two-yard completion, Arizona came up with a stop on fourth and two.

The drive started on the Washington State 34 with a six-yard loss by Jones-Grimsby. However, he made up for it with a 15-yard reception. Solomon then ran for four and two plays later hit Phillips for a 21-yard touchdown with the extra point giving the Wildcats a 24-0 lead with 1:11 left in the first quarter.

After an incompletion from its own nine, Washington State got an 11-yard pass from Myers. Morrow then caught a five-yard pass and followed with a 14-yard reception to end the quarter.

Dom Williams caught a five-yard pass before Arizona forced a fumble that Washington State recovered for a loss of seven. After a 17-yard pass to Mayle, Cam Denson came up with his first interception of the season.

Arizona got the ball on its own 32 with a three-yard pass to Jonathan Haden. The Cougars were then called for a personal foul and Wilson ran for seven yards and had a carry for four.

After an incomplete pass, Wilson ran for two yards. Jones caught a 13-yard pass and Hill gained seven in the air. After a substitution penalty on Washington State, Wilson ran for six.

The Cougars were called for pass interference and three plays later, Solomon found Jones for a three-yard touchdown with the extra point giving Arizona 31-0 lead with 8:56 left in the first half.

The Cougars started on their own 40 with an eight-yard pass to Cracraft and another to Williams. Maybe caught a four-yard pass and Morrow followed with a five-yard grab. Morrow then ran for three and three plays later, Connor Halliday found Myers for 37 yards with the extra point cutting the lead to 31-7 with 6:36 left in the first half.

Arizona got the ball on its own 25 with an incomplete pass, but picked up a first with a 17-yard run by Jones-Grigsby. The drive basically stalled there and the Wildcats punted for the first time of the game, giving the Cougars the ball on their 10.

Mayle caught a pass for eight yards and Robert Lewis gained two in the air. Two plays later, Rickey Galvin caught a six-yard reception. Arizona was then called for holding before Myers caught a pass for 11 yards.

Jared Tevis was called for holding and Morrow gained eight on the ground. After a five-yard pass to Williams, Myers caught a 17-yard pass. Myers then scored from 18 yards out, but the missed extra point kept the score at 31-13 with less than two minutes left in the half.

Jared Baker fumbled the kickoff, giving Washington State the ball on the Arizona 17. Morrow ran for three and Arizona got a sack to force a 40-yard field goal that cut the Arizona lead to 31-16 at the half.

Arizona started on its own 35 and got a 41-yard pass to Grant on third down. Solomon then ran for six yards and found Jones for 12. On the next play, Wilson ran it in from two yards out and the extra point made it 38-16 with 13:37 left in the third.

Washington State went three and out on its first drive of the half and Arizona took over on its own 23.

Jones-Grigsby proceeded to run for 13 and then 38 more. He gained seven on the ground and added a run for 11 and 4. Two plays after an offensive penalty call, Hill caught a 14-yard touchdown. The extra point then put the Wildcats up 45-16 with 10:12 left in the third.

The Cougars started on their own 36 needing an answer. Wicks ran for three yards and two plays later, Mayle caught a 27-yard pass with a personal foul added on the end.

The Wildcats’ defense then stood and on fourth down, Halliday threw an incomplete pass to give Arizona the ball on its own 17.However, the UA went three and out and the Cougars took over on their own 23.

Wicks ran for one yard and Morrow caught a two-yard pass. Lewis grabbed an 11-yard reception and Mayle caught a pass for six.

After a false start penalty, Will Parks was able to come up with an interception on Arizona’s own 46.

Jones-Grigsby ran for nine yards and then picked up two more on the ground. Tyrol Johnson then caught a three-yard pass and Arizona was able to draw a pass interference and personal foul call.

On the next play, Trey Griffey caught a 13-yard touchdown and the extra point put the Wildcats up 52-16 to end the third quarter.

The Cougars started on their own 48 with a seven-yard run by Halliday. Galvin picked up the first down with a three-yard pass and three plays later Mayle had a 16-yard reception.

A few plays later, Morrow caught a 22-yard pass and Wicks ran it in from a yard out on the next play as Arizona led 52-23 with 11:26 left.

The Wildcats went three and out and the Cougars got the ball on their own 25. Mayle caught a 13-yard pass on first down and added a catch for two more.

After an incomplete pass, Williams had a 14-yard reception and Rickey caught a nine-yard pass. Maybe then grabbed a pass for seven and added 13 more yards two plays later.

On third down, Arizona was called for pass interference and Halliday found Mayle for an eight-yard touchdown on the next play as the extra point cut Arizona’s lead to 52-30 with 6:15 left.

There wouldn’t be any drama, however, as Jones scored on the onside kick and Arizona went up 59-30.


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