NCAA Game Summary - Arizona at Washington State|
(Saturday, October 16th)
Final Score: (17) Arizona 24, Washington State 7
Pullman, WA (Sports Network) - Keola Antolin ran 21 times for 92 yards and two
touchdowns and Nic Grigsby added 66 rushing yards and a score on 14 touches
to carry 17th-ranked Arizona past Washington State, 24-7.
Matt Scott came on in relief of injured starter Nick Foles and completed 14-
of-20 passes for 139 yards and was intercepted once for the Wildcats (5-1, 2-1
Pac-10), who bounced back from their only loss of the season last week to
Oregon State to beat the Cougars for a fifth straight meeting.
Foles left the game a minute into the second quarter with a right knee injury
and did not return after going 6-for-7 for 71 yards.
Jeff Tuel connected on 18-of-32 throws for 257 yards and a score and ran for
33 more, while Marquess Wilson made six catches for 131 yards and a touchdown
for the Cougars (1-6, 0-4), who have dropped five in a row.
"I thought our defense got better as the game went along, " Washington State
head coach Paul Wulff said. "Offensively, we started the moving the ball. We
didn't convert when we had to make some plays against a very good defense. We
needed to make some catches and we left some big plays out there. Two weeks in
a row, we have played a very good football team. We need to keep fighting and
Following a three-and-out, the 'Cats took over at the Washington State 44 and
ran just six plays to post the first points of the game on a nine yard-run by
Antonlin with 4:48 remaining in the opening stanza.
Antolin's one-yard scoring run finished off a 15-play drive that covered 95
yards and chewed up 5:44 to give the visitors a 14-0 lead with 11 minutes to
go in the half.
Foles was hurt during the march after completing a pass to Travis Cobb. On his
first play, Scott hooked up Taimi Tutogi on a 25-yard catch-and-run and
directed the remainder of the drive.
Arizona held Washington State to just 56 yards of offense in the first 30
minutes and kept the hosts scoreless in the first half for the first time this
The Cougars were forced to punt on their first second half possession. Reid
Forrest couldn't handle the snap and Arizona recovered the loose ball at the
seven yard line and needed only one play to cash in. Grigsby found paydirt
just 72 seconds into the half to make it a 21-0 game.
WSU finally got on the board with 3 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter on a
23-yard scoring strike from Tuel to Marquess Wilson to polish off a nine-play,
Alex Zendejas booted a 40-yard field goal with 11:57 to go in the game to
account for the final margin.
Arizona leads the all-time series, 25-13...The Wildcats have won 12 of the
last 17 meetings, including two straight visits to Pullman...Arizona has won
16 of its last 25 conference games since the middle of the 2007 campaign...The
Wildcats played on the road for the first time in 43 days since a visit to
Toledo on September 3 to open the season...Grigsby moved past Trung Canidate
into third place on the Arizona all-time list with 26 rushing
touchdowns...Cobb was Arizona's leading receiver with seven catches for 62
yards...The Cougars are 9-33 against ranked teams since 2000...Washington
State lost earlier this season to Oregon and USC when both teams were
ranked...The Cougars recovered an onsides kick to begin the game.
10/17 01:52:51 ET