PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State Coach Bill Doba had no explanation for the Cougars' sluggish start.
"I don't know if they were up, or down, or whatever, but I thought they were pretty lethargic," Doba said after the No. 14 Cougars beat Arizona, 30-7, on Saturday.
Matt Kegel threw two touchdown passes and Jason David returned an interception for a score for Washington State (5-1, 2-0 Pac-10), coming off an impressive victory last week at Oregon.
"I thought the defense played hard all game," Doba said.
David, a senior cornerback, agreed that the game was uneven.
"You come off a great win and it's tough to just let go of it. And I don't think we played a great game," he said. "We stayed focused and came out in the second half and played the game we wanted to play."