News, notes and stats

It's another tough loss for the Wildcats. Despite a great performance the Cats fell 21-13 to ninth ranked Washington State. Here are some news and notes from the game as well as the box score.

TURNING POINT: Trailing 14-13 Jason Johnson was stripped of the ball while trying to avoid a sack. Washington State converted and scored on the ensuing drive.

KEY STAT: The Cats finished with minus 17 yards rushing.

PLAY OF THE GAME: Jermaine Green broke a host of tackles on his way to an 18-yard scoring run. The touchdown gave Washington State a 21-13 lead.

LONGEST PLAY: Troy Bienemann's 40-yard reception late in the fourth quarter.

*The referee got the biggest crowd reaction of the night when he announced that "Arizona State had used its second time out." The Tucson crowd was less than happy to be identified as their rivals to the north.

*Jason Gesser became WSU's all-time total offense leader and moved to second on the all-time passing list. He supplanted Ryan Leaf for total offense and trails Jack Thompson on the passing list. Gesser tied Leaf for career touchdown passes with 59 on his third quarter toss to Devard Darling.

*Fata Avegalio was a last minute scratch with an unrevealed injury. *With his first quarter pick WSU corner back Jason David has an interception in his last five games. Conversely, Darling has fumbled the ball in four straight games. Darling put a ball on the ground on a third quarter kickoff return which the Cougars recovered.

*Twice Wildcat players found their helmets flying off their head, while referees picked up their flags on four separate occasions where no infractions were actually committed. *James Molina booted a 52-yard punt on his first official attempt. On two other occasions Molina came in to punt, but had the attempts wiped out on Cougar penalties that gave Arizona first downs.

*Carlos Williams blocked his second field goal of the year. The team has blocked five kicks this season.

*Bobby Gill's 47-yard field goal was his career long. He is 4-for-6 on the season.

WSU 2 3 9 7 21
UA 0 10 3 o 13

SCORING SUMMARY

First Quarter
WSU-3:57 Safety

Second Quarter
ARIZ-6:21 Bobby Gill 47-yard field goal
WSU-2:45 Drew Dunning 22-yard field goal
ARIZ-0:51 Bobby Wade 27-yard pass from Jason Johnson (Gill kick)

Third Quarter
WSU-11:38 Dunning 37-yard field goal
ARIZ-4:59 Gill 42-yard field goal
WSU-2:04 Devard Darling 16-yard pass from Jason Gesser (run failed)

Fourth Quarter
WSU-7:37 Jermaine Green 18-yard run (Dunning kick)
PASSING
WSU: Gesser 35-20-0-275
ARIZ: Johnson 46-22-2-224
RUSHING:
WSU: Smith 1-18 ; Green 29-119; Tippins 9-31 ; Gesser 4-4; Riley 1-(-1); Henderson 1-(-13)
ARIZ: Bell 7-25 ; Carr 5-24 ; Thurman 1-(-3) ; Johnson 8-(-63)

RECEIVING:
WSU: Bush 4-57; Lunde 3-24; Green 2-23; Bienemann 3-66; Darling 3-29; Tippins 2-12; Riley 3-64
ARIZ: Wade 9-83; Levasseur 1-8; Flemming 1-15; Wirodt 1-5; Relford 2-16; Thurman 7-89; Bell 1-8


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