The Arizona State Sun Devils lead the Arizona Wildcats 30-7 at halftime of the Territorial Cup. Arizona State jumped out to a 27-0 lead in the second quarter, out gaining the Wildcats by over 100 total yards.
Arizona State took the opening kickoff and drove down the field behind Taylor Kelly and D.J. Foster. The sophomore running back racked up 40 total yards on Arizona State's opening drive, which stalled at the Arizona 21.
Zane Gonzales hit his first field goal of the night to put Arizona State up 3-0 less than five minutes into the contest.
Arizona picked up a delay of game penalty before its first snap, and finished its first drive with -8 yards. Wildcat punter Drew Riggleman shanked his first punt of the game and the Sun Devils started its second drive at the Arizona 24 yard-line.
The Sun Devils got down to the Arizona four yard line but the Arizona defense held once again and Gonzales nailed his second field goal of the game, this time from 21 yards to put Arizona State up 6-0.
Arizona State finally found the endzone with just under five minutes to play in the first quarter when Kelly found a wide open Darwin Rogers for a 38-yard touchdown pass. It was Rogers' second career touchdown reception and his first this season.
After Arizona turned the ball over on downs, the Sun Devils went 53 yards in four plays for their second touchdown of the night. Foster capped off the drive with a 14-yard touchdown run, his third of the season.
De'Marieya Nelson got in on the touchdown party with his first career rushing touchdown with just over eight minuts left in the second quarter. Nelson is sharing time with Foster in the backfield with Marion Grice sidelined with an ankle injury.
Foster is leading the Sun Devil attack on the ground with 13 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown. Kelly is an efficient 11-20 for 194 yards and a touchdown. Jaelen Strong leads Arizona State with 81 receiving yards on three catches.
Arizona got on the board midway through the second quarter when quarterback B.J. Denker scampered into the endzone from one-yard out, it was the only Arizona drive to total more than 50 yards.
Wildcat star running back Ka'Deem Carey was held in check for most of the first half, totaling 62 yards on 17 carries. Besides for two big runs, including one for 28 yards, the Sun Devils have held Cary in check.
Zane Gonzales hit his third field goal of the night with 11 seconds left in the half to put Arizona State up 30-7. With that kick, Gonzales set the Arizona State record with 18 consecutive field goals made.