On the close game:
Arizona coach John Mackovic:
"Our defense played terrifically. Offensively we knew it was going to be tough. Our team should feel proud of our performance."
"We have no apologies at all for this game. We played as hard and efficiently as we could play and we just came up short. We couldn't handle the rush."
"Last week our effort wasn't there. You play like this, it hurts, but when you finally get over it, you go back with enthusiasm and zest."
"Our offense didn't get the job done when we needed to make a big play. Our defense played a great game and should be proud of their performance."
"It hurts more and more each week to lose like this."
"We played a great first half, but just couldn't hang on to it in the second half."
"For the most part we did our job on defense. I don't know where we lost the momentum."
Washington State coach Mike Price:
"I thought we played well. We messed around in the red zone in the first half, but we were running well."
"All of you should be proud of that team over there, the team in blue."