Norm Frauenheim, The Arizona Republic:
"It was the opening bell in Arizona's Pac-10 Conference campaign. The Wildcats didn't hear it. Arizona awakened too late Saturday night in a 48-21 loss to Washington State. The Wildcats were rocked early and often in a game that Arizona coach John Mackovic must hope is more of a short subject than a preview."
Dale Grummert, Lewiston Morning Tribune:
"Washington State devised a way to beat the Arizona heat and silence the Arizona crowd Saturday night: Score four touchdowns in the first eight or so minutes."
Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star:
"Most troubling about Saturday's setback was the way in which "Arizona's defense came apart. The Cougars, who have not been ordained a Top 25 team in anyone's poll, gained yards in large chunks the way Florida and Virginia Tech do. Whenever WSU needed a yard, or even 19, it seemed to get them."
Carter Strickland, Spokesman-Review:
"This is the fourth time the Cougars have started 4-0 under Price. Two of the previous three times WSU ended up in a bowl game. For periods of time Saturday, it looked like that was where WSU might belong."
John Moredich, Tucson Citizen:
"Arizona was expecting a high-scoring game, but the Wildcats never imagined Washington State would be putting up so many points--and so quickly."
Craig Hill, The (Tacoma) News Tribune:
"The Washington State Cougars decided Saturday night would be a good time to break from tradition. So, instead of the usual down-to-the-last-play games WSU plays against Arizona, the Cougars crushed the Wildcats, 48-21, in front of 42,729, winning at Arizona Stadium for the first time since they did it twice in 1992."
Charles Durrenberger, Arizona Daily Star:
"Three of the last four games in this series have been decided on the game's final play. This matchup was over in the first eight minutes."
Corky Simpson, Tucson Citizen:
"What came over Arizona Saturday night, you ask? Six touchdowns - four in the first quarter - by Washington State, that's what."