C Matt Scott did an admirable job replacing Nick Foles, who left in the second quarter with an apparent dislocated right kneecap. Scott completed 14 of 20 passes for 139 yards, but he was intercepted and didn't connect for any touchdowns. Scott will need to play better for the Wildcats to beat Washington, UCLA and Stanford - and that's before the schedule gets REALLY hard.

Running backs

B Arizona ran at will on Washington State - everybody does. Keola Antolin started and gained 92 yards on 21 carries and scored two of UA's three TDs. Nicolas Grigsby (66 yards on 14 carries) sealed the win with a third-quarter score.

Wide receivers

C They were victims of circumstance, with a new QB and the Cats eager to run on WSU. Travis Cobb led the team with seven catches for 62 yards, followed by David Roberts (3-26). Juron Criner (2-20) was a non-factor but faced double-teams.

Offensive line

C UA's starting five weren't to blame for Foles' injury - his leg was rolled over by a defensive lineman after a pass - but they weren't great. UA was sacked six times and averaged 3.0 yards per carry.

Front 7

B+ Ricky Elmore (2.5 sacks) and Brooks Reed (1 sack) harassed Cougars QB Jeff Tuel and stuffed the run. Defensive end D'Aundre Reed recovered a late fumble. Linebacker Paul Vassallo tied for the UA lead with seven tackles, all solo.

Defensive backs

B Cornerback Shaquille Richardson had two interceptions and seven tackles in his first career start, but he was beaten late on WSU's biggest pass play.

Special teams

A Arizona put together arguably its best special teams performance of the season. Kicker Alex Zendejas put the game away with a 40-yard field goal, and punter Keenyn Crier averaged 42.8 yards per kick; three of his five boots were downed inside the 20-yard line.

Ryan Finley