NCAAF Game Recap - Arizona at Washington State
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:30 PM EST

Cit
17
Ala
50
F
Duke
6
Clem
35
F
Syr
3
ND
36
F
Ind
20
Mich
31
F
UMass
27
UGA
66
F
Kans
40
Okla
55
F
WVU
41
OkSt
45
F
Ariz
28
WaSt
69
F
OHSt
52
MD
51
F OT
Rice
10
LSU
42
F
Cin
13
UCF
38
F
IASt
10
Tex
24
F
UtSt
29
ColSt
24
F
Idaho
10
Fla
63
F
PSU
20
Rut
7
F
OreSt
23
Wash
42
F
MidTN
23
KY
34
F
Utah
30
Colo
7
F
BC
21
FlaSt
22
F
Boise
45
NM
14
F
NW
24
Minn
14
F
Stan
Cal
PPD
Ark
6
MisSt
52
F
WestMI
41
Ball
42
F OT
Buff
17
Ohio
52
F
MiaOH
13
NIU
7
F
Toled
56
Kent
34
F
Tul
17
Hou
48
F
FlAtl
38
NorTx
41
F
Mem
28
SMU
18
F
MSU
6
Neb
9
F
TCU
16
Bayl
9
F
Pitt
34
Wake
13
F
SoFL
17
Temp
27
F
Colg
14
Army
28
F
NCSt
52
Lou
10
F
VMI
14
OD
77
F
FLInt
42
Char
35
F
GASt
17
App
45
F
UTSA
0
Marsh
23
F
Nev
21
SJSU
12
F
ULMon
17
ArkSt
31
F
WCU
26
UNC
49
F
TxSt
7
Troy
12
F
USC
27
UCLA
34
F
LaTec
20
SMiss
21
F
TxTch
6
K St
21
F
Iowa
63
Ill
0
F
MiaFL
38
VaTec
14
F
Mizzu
50
Tenn
17
F
Wisc
47
Purd
44
F(2OT)
Tuls
29
Navy
37
F
UVA
27
GATec
30
F OT
BGSU
21
Akr
6
F
AF
27
Wyo
35
F
Lib
0
Aub
53
F
SoAl
38
ULLaf
48
F
GaSo
41
CoCar
17
F
UAB
20
TxAM
41
F
UConn
21
ECU
55
F
UTEP
16
W Ky
40
F
Miss
29
Vand
36
F OT
Chat
9
SCar
49
F
NMSt
10
BYU
45
F
SDSU
14
Fres
23
F
AzSt
29
Oreg
31
F
UNLV
28
Hawaii
35
F

Nov 17, 2018, 10:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Arizona (5-6)

7

7

14

0

28

(8) Washington State (10-1)

21

34

0

14

69

Minshew's 7 TDs lead No. 8 Washington St over Arizona 69-28
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:12 AM

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) This record-setting season just keeps getting better for Gardner Minshew.

Washington State's star quarterback broke a school mark with seven touchdown passes and the No. 8 Cougars routed Arizona 69-28 on Saturday night to boost their longshot bid for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

"In high school I got six one time," Minshew said. "I never done seven. It was pretty crazy tonight."

Washington State (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12, No. 8 CFP) raced out to a 55-14 lead at halftime and was not seriously threatened on the way to its seventh consecutive victory. The Cougars host archrival No. 17 Washington next Friday, with the Apple Cup winner taking the Pac-12 North title.

With their 10th win of the season, the Cougars matched a program record last accomplished in 2003. They also won their 13th straight home game and set a season high for points.

Minshew, being pushed by WSU as a Heisman Trophy candidate, completed 43 of 55 passes for 473 yards and was not intercepted.

"The offensive line worked their tail off tonight," he said.

Running back James Williams, who scored two touchdowns, said the lopsided win was better than a recent run of close games.

"The last three or four games about gave me a heart attack," he said. "I'd rather just blow a team out."

Washington State coach Mike Leach called it a "floodgate" game that favored the Cougars.

"We're not that good and they're not that bad," he said.

This is Leach's first 10-win season at Washington State.

"We're excited about it for a night," Leach said. "Tomorrow we start preparing for the next one."

Khalil Tate threw four touchdown passes for Arizona (5-6, 4-4), which had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Arizona was hurt by six penalties and three turnovers in the first half, helping Washington State put the game away early.

"You can't put the ball on the ground six times," coach Kevin Sumlin said. "We had a pick early in the game and turnovers and fumbles against a team that scores them kind of points, it just can't happen."

Washington State scored on its first possession, with Williams rushing over from the 1.

On the next series, Tate was intercepted by Marcus Strong. Aided by two consecutive facemask penalties against the Wildcats, Washington State advanced to the 1-yard line. Max Borghi ran in for the touchdown.

Tate fired a 24-yard pass to Shawn Poindexter to cut Washington State's lead to 14-7.

Minshew replied with touchdown passes to Calvin Jackson Jr. and Dezmon Patmon for a 28-7 lead.

Tate threw a 37-yard TD pass to Tony Ellison.

Minshew hit Jackson for a 6-yard touchdown pass, but the kick failed and Washington State led 34-14.

Arizona fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the ball was booted into the end zone, where Kainoa Wilson fell on it for a 41-14 Washington State lead.

Minshew added touchdown passes to Williams and Tay Martin for a 55-14 lead at halftime.

Tate threw a pair of touchdown passes in the third quarter and Minshew tossed a couple in the fourth.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The blowout win should only bolster the Cougars in the Top 25 and CFP rankings.

COLD AS ICE

Playing in 20-degree temperatures, Arizona fumbled six times, losing three. The Wildcats also committed seven penalties for 75 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Arizona: The Wildcats lead the Pac-12 with an average of 206 yards rushing per game, but couldn't get much going against a stout WSU defense. They need a win next weekend to become bowl eligible.

Washington State: The balanced Cougars own the nation's best passing attack (392 yards per game) and rank 20th in defense. They need two victories to win the Pac-12 and have a chance at a CFP berth.

UP NEXT

Arizona hosts Arizona State in their annual rivalry game next Saturday.

Washington State faces No. 17 Washington next Friday, with a trip to the Pac-12 championship game on the line.

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More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Passing

Ariz Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Tate 30 18 60.0 4 294 48 1 118.6
R. Rodriguez 4 2 50.0 0 10 5 0 56.3
WaSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
G. Minshew II 55 43 78.2 7 473 50 0 142.1
T. Tinsley 1 1 100.0 0 9 9 0 104.2

Rushing

Ariz Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Taylor 20 69 3.5 14 0
K. Tate 8 25 3.1 33 0
WaSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Borghi 8 50 6.3 22 1
J. Williams 5 50 10.0 43 1

Receiving

Ariz Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Cooper 3 97 32.3 48 0
T. Ellison 3 54 18.0 37 1
WaSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Martin 7 124 17.7 50 1
C. Jackson Jr. 5 85 17.0 38 2

Fumbles

Ariz F FL
G. Brightwell 1 1
S. Brown 1 1

Returning

Ariz KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Peterson 3 8.0 0 13 0 - 0 0
J. Taylor 1 11.0 0 18 0 - 0 0
WaSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Harris 2 30.5 0 34 0 - 0 0

Punting

Ariz Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Klumph 5 204 40.8 48
WaSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
O. Draguicevich III 3 107 35.7 40

Takeaways

WaSt Int Yds InTD
J. Woods 0 0 0
M. Strong 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Ariz WaSt
Points For 28 69
Total Yards 431 605
Rushing Yards 127 123
Passing Yards 304 482
Passing Completions / Attempts 20/34 44/56
Turnovers 4 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 6/3 0/0
First Downs 21 31
Penalties - Yards 7/75 3/35
Time Of Possession 19:19 41:41
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/16 6/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 5/41 3/36

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Ariz WaSt
WaSt 4:16 TD James Williams 1 yd run (Blake Mazza kick) 0 7
WaSt 7:22 TD Max Borghi 1 yd run (Blake Mazza kick) 0 14
Ariz 11:41 TD Shawn Poindexter 24 yd pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick) 7 14
WaSt 14:41 TD Calvin Jackson Jr. 27 yd pass from Gardner Minshew II (Blake Mazza kick) 7 21
2nd Quarter Ariz WaSt
WaSt 2:57 TD Dezmon Patmon 11 yd pass from Gardner Minshew II (Blake Mazza kick) 7 28
Ariz 4:17 TD Tony Ellison 37 yd pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick) 14 28
WaSt 7:52 TD Calvin Jackson Jr. 6 yd pass from Gardner Minshew II (missed kick) 14 34
WaSt 7:56 TD Kainoa Wilson 0 yd fumble return (Blake Mazza kick) 14 41
WaSt 11:38 TD James Williams 9 yd pass from Gardner Minshew II (Blake Mazza kick) 14 48
WaSt 14:50 TD Davontavean Martin 50 yd pass from Gardner Minshew II (Blake Mazza kick) 14 55
3rd Quarter Ariz WaSt
Ariz 2:42 TD Shun Brown 2 yd pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick) 21 55
Ariz 13:58 TD Shawn Poindexter 14 yd pass from Khalil Tate (Lucas Havrisik kick) 28 55
4th Quarter Ariz WaSt
WaSt 2:23 TD Jamire Calvin 2 yd pass from Gardner Minshew II (Blake Mazza kick) 28 62
WaSt 7:54 TD Easop Winston Jr. 9 yd pass from Gardner Minshew II (Blake Mazza kick) 28 69

Game Information

Stadium: Clarence D. Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
Attendance: 22,400
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