Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Oct. 4, 2003
WSU has forced 24 turnovers this season leading to 85 points.
WSU has won 23 straight games when scoring in the third quarter.
Senior kicker Drew Dunning continued to push toward Jason Hanson's Washington State career scoring record...Dunning connected on three field goals and three extra points to raise his total to 294 career points, just 34 points shy of Hanson's record 328...Dunning is 18 of 20 on field goal attempts this season.
Dunning's 72 points on the season moves him to ninth all-time in single season scoring by a kicker...he is also tied for third on the single season charts for field goals in a season with 18.
Devard Darling's 84-yard touchdown reception from Matt Kegel in the first quarter was the longest of Darling's career...Kegel's strike to Darling was the fifth-longest in school history...it was the longest pass play for the Cougars since Kegel connected with Marcus Williams on an 88-yard pass play against USC in 2000.
Devard Darling's first quarter touchdown catch was the 14th of his career...Darling is now tied for eighth all-time in that category with C.J. Davis (1988-1992) and Nakoa McElrath (2000-2001).
Washington State has outscored opponents 68-8 in the first quarter of its six games this season, and 115-31 in the first half of those contests.
Jason David's fourth quarter interception return for a touchdown was the third of his career setting a WSU record...David's interception, the 14th of his career, moved him into a tie for second in WSU's all-time record book...David's 34 interception return yards moved increased his school record total to 284.
WSU scored its sixth non-offensive touchdown of the season...Miami, Florida entered the week with a national-leading seven.
Washington State did not record a quarterback sack for the first time in 23 straight games dating back to the 2001 season.
Before being intercepted by Arizona's Michael Jolivette in the second quarter, WSU quarterback Matt Kegel had thrown 131 passes without an interception.
Washington State extended a trifecta of long scoring streaks against Arizona...with Drew Dunning's field goal in the first quarter, the Cougars have now have scored in 213 consecutive Pac-10 games, 220 consecutive games overall, and 175 consecutive Martin Stadium games.
WSU was minus one in turnovers after entering the game leading the nation in turnover margin.
Arizona's defensive stop (interception by Michael Jolivette) at 8:27 of the first quarter was Arizona's first of the year in 13 times an opponent had a first and goal opportunity.
Arizona has been outscored 102-0 in the first half of its last five games.
The Wildcats lost for the 15th consecutive time against a ranked opponent dating back to a 31-15 win in 2000 at USC.
Nic Costa's touchdown throw to Matt Padron was his first play in the last eight quarters...it was Padron's first career touchdown catch...Costa did not play in the second half at Purdue, and not at all against Texas Christian and the first half against WSU...it was Costa's only play today.
Arizona was 0-for-13 on third down conversions.
Arizona rushed for 65 yards marking the fifth time in six games this season, WSU has held an opponent under 100 yards.
The 29-yard run by Michael Bell was the only run by the Wildcats over nine yards in the game and only the second over nine yards against WSU in the last three games.
Kyle Basler's net punting was 43.0 yards.
Arizona's touchdown drive was the only time the Wildcats crossed midfield.