The upcoming 30 minutes will be highly contested while deciding tonights outcome. At half, ASU and OSU are tied up at 19.
- Will Sutton shows no rust early, sack fumble combination with Junior Onyeali scoring a touchdown on the opening possession (7-0 ASU)
- OSU Wide Receiver Marcus Wheaton showcases big play capabilities via long run
- Sun Devils put together successful opening drive capped of by Cameron Marshall touchdown (14-3 ASU)
- The fast start could limit crowd noise, key element of succeeding on road.
- Unexpected high scoring contest, teams sport the top 2 defenses in PAC-12 play.
- Despite a plethora of points, both squads applying good pressure
- Paul Randolph dialing up heavy blitzes, Vaz clearly rattled
- ASU special teammer Kevin Ayers block punt for safety (16-10 ASU)
- At the end of 1st Quarter action ASU over OSU 16-10
- Michael Eubank seeing slightly more action than previous weeks, utilized in short yardage situation
- ASU offense well balanced, 15 passes and 12 runs with 12:56 remaining
- Kelly sticking to high percentage/check down routes
- Jon Mora makes a 31 yard field goal (19-10 ASU)
- Sun Devil defense growing very susceptible to big plays
- OSU running back Terron Ward touchdown on 53 yard carry (19-16 ASU)
- Keelan Johnson failing to play assignment sound football
- Beaver head coach Mike Riley beginning to drop extra men in coverage
- Deveron Carr nice press coverage on 3rd down, forcing turnover on downs
- Kelly continuing to be very decisive and run well, 5 carries for 31
- Neither team performing well on 3rd down conversions, OSU 0-5/ASU 2-8 at 5:54
- OSU having costly penalties, 2 offsides and 1 unsportsmanlike conduct
- D.J. Foster been ineffective all game, limited opportunities
- Kelly downfield passes have been erratic, arm strength problems are evident
- Vaz succeeding in play action pass situations
- ASU cornerback Osahon Irabor having standout game, ninth pass break up, although costly dropped possible interception.
- Junior Onyeali with bonehead move by pushing Vaz post whistle extending OSU's drive
- 2 big sacks by ASU defensive line helps avoid pre-half late touchdown
- Trevor Romaine 45 yard field goal as time expired (19-19 AT HALF)