Syndric Steptoe had six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Josh Swogger hits Jason Hill on a 15-yard touchdown pass with :53 left to play for the game winning score. Hill got behind Wilrey Fontenot in the corner of the endzone and Swogger lofted a perfect pass over the Wildcat defender into the arms of Hill.
THINGS WE LIKED
*The defense looked great, giving up just 310 yards of total offense and forcing five fumbles, recovering four.
*Syndric Steptoe continues to be a clutch receiver.
*Kris Heavner led the Cats on a great drive to take a 19-14 lead.
*Biren Ealy returned to the field for the first time this season.
THINGS WE DIDN'T LIKE
*The Cats were in the redzone twice, but had to settle for two field goals.
*Kris Heavner continues to burn timeouts early in each half. He actually used a timeout on the first play of a drive following a big turnover.
*The Cats fumbled the ball four times, losing three. *Arizona did not have a first down in the first quarter. In fact they had just seven yards of total offense.
*Arizona gave up their first long scoring play of the season on Jason Hill's 43-yard touch down catch.
NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND
Washington State had a first quarter Jerome Harrison touchdown called back due to a hold. The replay showed that Patrick Afif grabbed a blitzing Randy Sims in a near headlock. It didn't matter, three plays later Harrison scored from three yards out.
Syndric Steptoe's 47-yard touchdown grab was the first touchdown surrendered in the first half by the WSU defense.
UGLY, BUT GOOD
Nick Folk knocked home a 37-yard field goal that may have been the worst looking kick in school history. The kick was a line-drive, knuckleball that cleared the bottom of the goal post by about a yard The ball may have been tipped at the line, but either way it went in on it's side. It was so awkward that the two officials stationed under the goal posts looked at each other in disbelief as they raised their arms to signify that the kick was good.
TALE OF TWO DRIVES
Arizona started the second half with a 17 play drive that stretched 74 yards over 7:46. The Cats drove to the six, but settled for the field goal. In the fourth quarter WSU had a two-play, 68 yard drive that ended in a Jason Hill touchdown catch.
WSU punter Kyle Basler got off a monster kick in the fourth quarter. After a roll it ended up being an 87-yard punt, eclipsing the 29-year old record by four yards.
Both Arizona and Washington State have byes next week.
YOUTH GONE WILD
Arizona played just 44 players, 10 of which were first year players.
LACK OF SUPPORT
The announced crowd was a little over 43,000, but the actual crowd looked to be in the 35-37,000 range. Those on hand were loud, but television commentators mentioned that the overall effect was not very impressive.