ASU vs. Missouri: The Game By The Numbers

COLUMBIA, MO - SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Taylor Kelly #10 of the Arizona State Sun Devils passes during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Arizona State Sun Devils were dominated early before mounting an impressive rally on the road against the Missouri Tigers. However, it came up just short, as ASU lost 24-20.

Let's take a look at the game through the key numbers.

1 - The number of missed extra points by ASU. In what turned out to be the defining play, holder Ryan Woods bobbled the snap after ASU had cut the lead to 24-20. The miss forced ASU to go for it later in the fourth quarter instead of kicking a chip shot, game-tying field goal.

2.7 - Yards per carry by Missouri, a great figure for the Sun Devil defense.

3 - Plays ASU ran near the Tiger goal line late in the fourth quarter trailing 24-20. Michael Eubank was stopped for no gain, then lost two yards before Taylor Kelly's pass for Kevin Ozier was incomplete.

4 - The number of ASU turnovers, a season-high and number certain to cause Todd Graham's blood pressure to rise to dangerous levels.

6 - Touches by DJ Foster. On the night, he had 22 yards on five carries and scored a 33-yard touchdown on his only catch.

8 - Tackles-for-loss by the ASU defense. Despite the woes on offense and special teams, the Sun Devil defense was a stout, attacking force throughout the game.

10 - Tackles-for-loss by Missouri. They were dominant in the first half, wreaking havoc with the ASU offense.

11 - The distance of a third quarter Josh Hubner punt. A high snap was bobbled by the senior, and under intense pressure, had to quick kick the ball, which went to the Sun Devil 33. Six plays later, Missouri scored what would be the game-winning touchdown.

12 - Tackles by Alden Darby, a career-high

15 - Rushing yards for senior running back Cameron Marshall, on just four carries. During the offseason, Todd Graham said he'd like to see Marshall get 30 touches a game. Thus far through three games, he has 25 carries for 81 yards.

16.7% - ASU's third down conversion rate on offense, including a 0/5 mark in the first half. Those two conversions, however, were huge. Both were Kelly-to-Grice passes to extend eventual touchdown drives.

27 - ASU's total offense before their final possession of the first half, a 66-yard scoring drive.

44 - The run by E.J. Gaines after taking a handoff on a reverse on punt return in the second quarter. He took it to the ASU 18, and four plays later, Missouri scored a touchdown.

50% - ASU's red zone offense efficiency. They scored just twice in their four trips inside the Tiger 20-yard line, none bigger than the failure to convert a second and goal from the one yard line.

54 - Penalty yards (on seven penalties) by ASU after having just five last week against Illinois.

63 - Yards by ASU wide receivers on just eight catches, another underwhelming performance by the group. Rashad Ross and Richard Smith had key drops in the game. 3-back Chris Coyle led the team with five catches, and running back Marion Grice led in yards with 45.

101 - The difference in ASU's total yardage output by half. In the first half, ASU gained just 94 yards, but with greater success in the final two quarters, they finished with 289 yards. Not a great total.

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