ASU vs. Washington: The last meeting

Stephen Dunn

ASU hasn't played Washington since October 9, 2010, as the Sun Devils prevailed 24-14 in Seattle.

Back in 2010, Arizona State was led by quarterback Steven Threet, who saw his career shortened due to concussions. Back in 2010, Washington was led by quarterback Jake Locker, the soon to be eighth overall pick in the NFL draft.

Threet doesn't compare to Locker in terms of collegiate production, but he managed to outplay the Huskies' star. Primarily because of Threet posting 288 yards, three total touchdowns and just one pick, ASU defeated Washington 24-14 on October 9, 2010.

At the time, the Sun Devils were (2-3) coming off three straight losses. The Dennis Erickson-coached team almost got the best of 11th ranked Wisconsin and 5th ranked Oregon. The potential was there but the results weren't, and it began to come together in Seattle.

ASU jumped out to a 14-7 advantage over Washington after the first quarter. Wide receiver Gerell Robinson was held to only two catches, yet one them turned into the first touchdown of the game for either team. Locker evened it up at seven by scampering into pay dirt on a two-yard run. The Sun Devils got the ball back with 1:57 left in the opening quarter and scored before it ended. The quick six-play 77-yard drive ended up with Threet in the end zone on a quarterback keeper.

Mike Willie made the sole splash in the second quarter with a 20-yard touchdown reception. The touchdown happened with a mere 19 seconds left before intermission. It also extended the ASU lead to 21-7. Willie provided matchup issues all night long, accumulating five receptions, 96 yards and one touchdown.

Beyond the fireworks, the third quarter provided numerous defensive stands. Neither team cracked the scoreboard, thanks in large part to good half time adjustments.

Washington wide receiver D'Andre Goodwin caught a touchdown seconds into the fourth quarter, pulling his team within one score. Locker couldn't muster up any more magic. ASU kicker Thomas Weber essentially sealed the deal with a Thomas Weber 32-yard field goal, making it the final score of a 24-14 matchup.

The Sun Devils have beaten the Huskies seven consecutive times heading into Saturday's clash.

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