It wasn't pretty and it wasn't what anyone expected. The Sun Devils were thoroughly embarrassed Monday night in the Holiday Bowl. No one was happy and the keyboard analysts were some of the worst offenders. Here is the game and how some of Sun Devil nation sounded off.
Tech misses PAT after penalty moved back the try. Texas Tech leads 6-0 at 9:41 of first quarter— ASUDevils.com (@ASUDevilscom) December 31, 2013
Texas Tech had nothing to lose and went for it on fourth and goal early. Davis Webb put a play-action pass into the hands of Rodney Hood who was wide open in the flat and surprisingly the Red Raiders struck first.
ASU looks like they'd rather be anywhere else than San Diego right now. #HolidayBowl— Vince Marotta (@Vincemarotta) December 31, 2013
The body language and effort of the Sun Devils was criticized all night.
One score is alright but all of the sudden ASU was down two possessions and perhaps some palms were beginning to sweat.
ASU finally had a tick in their points column but no one predicted a start like this for the Sun Devils.
Things were looking up again for ASU which pulled within one score after a fumble recovery but the Sun Devils were still leaving much needed points on the board in the first quarter.
Texas Tech was showing no signs of letting up.
If Sun Devil fans weren't panicking already, they certainly started to after this touchdown gave Texas Tech what seemed like in insurmountable lead.
ASU got a much needed rushing touchdown courtesy of DJ Foster to bring the Sun Devils within two scores.
Horrible offensive sequence for ASU offense who not only cannot punch it in inside 5 yd line but misses short FG . 27-13 Texas Tech at half.— Devils Digest (@DevilsDigest) December 31, 2013
ASU had first and goal but poor clock management led to a missed Zane Gonzalez field goal from 24 yards out.
Texas Tech couldn't seal the edge, Taylor Kelly scampered in for a score and for a short lived moment the Sun Devils were in business.
HOLIDAY BOWL HAM. Reginald Davis runs 90 yards to the house on the kickoff. Texas Tech back in front, 34-20. 13:02 3Q— Eye on College FBall (@EyeOnCFB) December 31, 2013
Davis did his best Lee Corso "not so fast" impression as Texas Tech returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown.
Texas Tech drive stalls inside the 5, but the Red Raiders tack on a 23-yard FG, increasing their lead over ASU to 37-20. 5:28 in the 3rd.— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) December 31, 2013
Almost time to wave the white flag with the Sun Devils unable to move the ball and the Red Raiders scoring again.
Gonzalez with the FG for #ASU, makes it 37-23 with 13:39 left in regulation.— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) December 31, 2013
It didn't help matters much but it did break a record. ASU went on to lose by that score of 37-23
Graham: "This group has a lot to be proud of. Tonight's not one of them"— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) December 31, 2013
Graham said special teams will be "dealt with immediately."— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) December 31, 2013
Sun Devil Nation, thank you for your loyalty and support this season! Onward and upward, see you in 2014.— Sun Devil Athletics (@TheSunDevils) December 31, 2013