Cougars had long time to prepare for Arizona game

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If Washington State can't beat Arizona, it won't be for lack of time to prepare.

When the Cougars take the field in Tucson on Saturday, they will be playing for the first time in 17 days.

Arizona (6-3, 3-3 Pac-12) is coming off a tough home loss to UCLA last Saturday night, and the Wildcats were eager for another game.

Washington State (4-5, 2-4) has lost three in a row in a decidedly one-sided fashion, 52-24 to Oregon State, 62-38 to Oregon and 55-21 to Arizona State. The Cougars haven't played since that Halloween night loss at home to the Sun Devils.

Washington State hasn't played Arizona since 2010 and hasn't played in Tucson since 2009.

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