PULLMAN – It’s hard enough to play No. 8 Washington State in its own back yard, but Arizona made it even tougher on Saturday with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that helped extend the Cougar’s first drive that ended with a James Williams touchdown.
On the next drive, Washington State’s Marcus Strong intercepted Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate. The Wildcat defense then twice-in-a-row got called for 15-yard facemask penalties against freshman running back Max Borghi.
The two penalties set up Borghi’s 1-yard scoring plunge to make it 14-0 WSU early in the first quarter.
With the touchdown, Borghi pulled within one touchdown of the record number of scores by a freshman. He currently trails the 12 touchdowns scored in 1999 by receiver Deon Burnett.
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