It's over. The much-hyped match-up between the ASU Sun Devils and the Missouri Tigers is finally over. After four good quarters of football and an extra session of overtime, the Sun Devils emerged as 37-30 victors.
Brock Osweiler and Aaron Pflugrad pioneered the way for the Sun Devils offense. Osweiler completed 24 of 31 yards for 353 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also had 34 rushing yards and a rushing score. Pflugrad had a sensational game, racking up 180 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions.
The Sun Devils jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and moved the ball around with ease in the first half. ASU got two touchdowns from Osweiler in the first half to Jamal Miles and Aaron Pflugrad (on a 60-yard pass, no less). Kicker Alex Garoutte contributed a 47-yard field goal after missing an earlier 42-yarder to give the Devils a 16-10 lead at halftime.
The Tigers struck back early in the second half though with back-to-back field goals to tie the game at 16-16. Field goal number two could have been a touchdown, but the defense made a stand at the one-yard line to make the Tigers settle for three points.
The Sun Devils went on a run of their own over the following few possessions, scoring two touchdowns to create some separation. The first came on a trick play when Osweiler shot a lateral pass to Miles, who hit Pflugrad for a 35-yard score. The second was a 12-yard rush by Osweiler.
The Tigers responded with two straight touchdowns, evening the score 30-30 with just 2:50 to play. Missouri went for it on fourth down on the second score, and Tigers quarterback James Franklin found Michael Egnew for a three-yard strike.
Missouri's defense came alive to stop the Sun Devils on the next drive, and they drove the ball to ASU's 30-yard line before attempting a field goal. Grant Ressel missed the 48-yard potential game-winning score, and the two teams headed into overtime.
In overtime, the Sun Devils got the ball first and scored on an 11-yard pass from Osweiler to Miles. The defense then stepped up, after giving up so many points in the fourth quarter, and stopped the Tigers for a three-and-out.
The Sun Devils get their first win against a ranked opponent in 11 tries.