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Jacob Thorpe’s Keys to the Game


Arizona was the more focused, energetic and therefore dominant team the first quarter. The first five Wildcats drives all ended in scores and four of those were touchdowns. Washington State punted on its first three drives, turned the ball over on downs on the fourth drive and threw an interception on the fifth.

3: Difference maker

Arizona’s Cayleb Jones wasn’t content to merely fall on an onside kick in the fourth quarter, instead scooping the ball up and shaking a defender on his way to a 44-yard touchdown return. Jones was also a difference maker on offense, leading the Wildcats with seven receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown.

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