Arizona State pulled out to a big lead early and despite a few small missteps, the Sun Devils cruised to a 58-21 victory over Arizona on Saturday night. The game brought out the best in sports media from across the state. Here is just a sampling of what was sent out on Twitter during the game.
The white helmets with the black unis are beautiful— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) December 1, 2013
The former ASU baseball player weighing in. The uniform was chosen by the seniors on the team.
The Sun Devils struck first but couldn't get into the end zone.
The #PuntFlags are flying in the student section, and maybe the breeze had an effect. Horrible kick of just 12 yards. Yes, 12— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) December 1, 2013
This set up great field position for the Sun Devils and was just embarrassing for the Wildcats
Arizona State was dominating, but had yet to capitalize as it moved further into Arizona territory and had to settle for another Zane Gonzalez field goal.
Darwin Rogers just caught a touchdown on senior day, good for him.— Ross Dunham (@Dunhaaam) December 1, 2013
The Sun Devils stopped Arizona again and quickly got the ball back. Taylor Kelly scrambled left and made the defender choose run or pass. Kelly then floated the ball over the top to Rodgers for a 38-yard pitch and catch to make it a 13-0 Sun Devil lead.
#ASUfootball up 13-0 at end 1st Q ... Nelson is part of the plan for replacing Grice and had nice opening frame— jeffmetcalfe (@jeffmetcalfe) December 1, 2013
DENIED. Carl Bradford smashes Carey for a loss of 7 and Cats turn it over on downs. #NoPuntFlagNecessary— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) December 1, 2013
The Wildcats turned it over on downs for the first of three times on the night probably because they wanted to avoid more punt flag mocking.
I see you CARL!!!!!— Omar C. Bolden (@Os_Island) December 1, 2013
Should have used me. 4th down is MY down.— Punt Flag (@PuntFlag) December 1, 2013
87 yds rushing so far for Foster on 10 carries. PAT is good. 12:58 left in the half. ASU leads 20-0.— Devils Digest (@DevilsDigest) December 1, 2013
Another short field and D.J. Foster was in the end zone in the blink of an eye. He was responsible for 32 yards rushing on the 47-yard drive.
The Sun Devils have put up more points against Arizona in 17 minutes than Oregon scored in 60 minutes. #ASUvsUofA— Ryan Bafaloukos (@RyanBafo) December 1, 2013
For a second time, ASU stops Ka'Deem Carey on 4th and 1. Sun Devils making ALL the big plays.— ESPN Pac-12 (@ESPN_Pac12blog) December 1, 2013
Tisk tisk, when will Rich Rodriguez ever learn?
Nothing to see here. Just a bad dream— AZ Desert Swarm (@azdesertswarm) December 1, 2013
ASU was forced to punt but was back in business after an Alden Darby interception
De'Marieya Nelson bulldozed his way into the end zone from one yard out. He'll be needed a lot in the backfield without Marion Grice against a very physical Stanford team.
B.J. Denker keeps and weaves for a 1-yard TD run. Couple big pass plays on the drive, but no room for Ka'Deem up the middle. ASU 27-7.— Anthony Gimino (@AGWildcatReport) December 1, 2013
The Wildcats weren't ready to fall down just yet.
UA misses 42-yard FG try late in 1st half— jeffmetcalfe (@jeffmetcalfe) December 1, 2013
...But it was just that kind of night for the team from down south.
Zane Gonzalez sets new school record with 18th straight field goal make. #ASU up 30-7.— Tyler Lockman (@TylerLockman) December 1, 2013
A 50-yard pass from Taylor Kelly to Jaelen Strong set up another 23-yard field goal by Zane Gonzalez.
We’ve got a ballgame…Carey untouched…TD UofA makes it 30-14 ASU…Sun Devils getting the ball for the first time this half— Jason Galvin (@Jason_Galvin) December 1, 2013
Shivers...UCLA game flashbacks.
Damarious Randall. Pick six. #ASU leads 37-14.— Danny Shapiro (@DsShapi) December 1, 2013
Breathes...Randall read the slant pattern and had a textbook interception to give ASU a comfortable lead back.
Randall was freaking out before the play. He knew exactly what play was coming.— Jess Root (@senorjessroot) December 1, 2013
Rivalry games, man.... #ASU leads 37-21 with 2:27 left in the 3rd— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) December 1, 2013
Arizona was quietly hanging around throughout the third quarter. Damarious Randall forced B.J. Denker to fumble but Garic Wharton picked the ball up and ran it in for a touchdown.
Just when you think we haven't heard from TK in a while, he tosses a gem of a pass to Jaelen Strong. That 61-yard TD is a silencer.— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) December 1, 2013
The true dagger was one of the prettiest passes the Idaho native has thrown all year to put ASU up 44-21.
72,542 fans in attendance, 12th largest in Sun Devil Stadium history— ASUDevils.com (@ASUDevilscom) December 1, 2013
Foster with the 7-yd TD run to put #ASU up 51-21 with 13:17 left in the game.— State Press Sports (@statepresssport) December 1, 2013
Fool me once shame on you...fool me twice shame on me...fool me three times?
Denker picked off for the third time tonight. His first three-pick game of the season.— Daniel Berk (@DSBerk) December 1, 2013
The "no fly zone" was certainly put into effect tonight by the "Bird gang," every member of which showed up at the post game press conference. Osahon Irabor took his turn with this interception.
ASU ! ASU ! ASU !— Ty Whiley (@TeeWhiley) December 1, 2013
Another ASU baseball alumnus getting in on the fun.
Nelson had 21 yards rushing on the drive after the Irabor pick to round out the scoring.
Seriously... 58-21. Enough said! GO DEVILS! Bring on Stanford!— Willie Bloomquist (@williebloom) December 1, 2013
ASU smacked Arizona— Jamal Scott (@Mauler_J5) December 1, 2013
Good night! We Beat UofA, Clinched home field advantage for the PAC-12 Championship Game, and I grabbed 1000+ receiving yards on the year.— Jaelen SnpGd Strong (@JaelenStrong) December 1, 2013
S/o To Them Fans Tonight ... #12thMan— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) December 1, 2013