The Sun Devils had not won on the road yet this season before Thursday night. Todd Graham's prophecy of the weather not playing a factor held true and ASU ran away to a 55-21 victory over the Cougars. Here is how it happened in 140 characters or less.
Now that's how you set a tone. After defense gets a 3-&-out, #ASU's offense goes 67yds in 10plays to take 7-0 lead at #Wazzu. #ASUvsWSU.— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 1, 2013
Even the cameraman was fooled as Taylor Kelly kept the ball on a draw play and ran it in for the score.
Wasn't WSU supposed to have this great atmosphere tonight? With classes cancelled it it being Halloween. Looks like a lot of empty seats.— Ryan Bafaloukos (@RyanBafo) November 1, 2013
The hype in Pullman for the game was huge but the crowd definitely did not show up. Maybe a lot of people went dressed up as seats for Halloween?
Three three-and-outs for #WSU to start this ballgame.— Danny Shapiro (@DsShapi) November 1, 2013
The ASU defense could not have asked for a better start.
No kidding "@TamsynPStone: Thank you ESPN for clarifying where field goal range is in the 1Q with 7 min left"— Jason Galvin (@Jason_Galvin) November 1, 2013
Attention world wide leader: This green line marking field goal range needs to go, it's really distracting.
Maybe Washington State should have dressed up as a Pac-12 football team for Halloween. #ASUvsWSU— Adam Green (@theAdamGreen) November 1, 2013
Luckily the ghosts of the Sun Devil's last game in Pullman didn't come back to haunt them.
Taylor Kelly keeps the ball again on a read-option play and gets a 6-yard touchdown. #ASU up 14-0 over #WSU with 5:34 left in 1Q. #WSUvsASU— State Press Sports (@statepresssport) November 1, 2013
The same play as the first touchdown, this would round out Kelly's scoring...on the ground that is.
TK to Jaelen Strong for an 11-yard TD! That's the fifth time those two have connected this year #GetUsedToIt - Devils lead 21-0— Sun Devil Football (@FootballASU) November 1, 2013
Strong was somewhat questionable coming into the game but definitely contributed his share.
The defense is to scrappy and the offense does simple plays that you can stop #ForksUps lol 🙌🙌— Dj Calhoun (@dj_calhoun) November 1, 2013
The most recent Sun Devil commit loves what ASU is doing.
Erroneous reports from Pullman, there is a class being taught tonight. Unfortunately for the Cougars, it's happening on the field. #ASUvsWSU— Vince Marotta (@Vincemarotta) November 1, 2013
Shots fired! ESPN berated this point all night. To the Cougar's defense, parking is nearly impossible on game day around the stadium on a Saturday much less a day of class which is why classes were cancelled.
#ASU Now Irabor going to locker room as first Q ends ... no sense in pushing him to play ... too valuable going forward— jeffmetcalfe (@jeffmetcalfe) November 1, 2013
He later returned to the field and seemed fine. Todd Graham said after the game that a few guys were "banged up" but it wasn't too much to worry about.
Change of quarter, change of momentum? #Wazzu strikes on 1st play of 2ndQ. Halliday hits Gabe Marks for 34yd TD. #ASU up 21-7. #ASUvsWSU.— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 1, 2013
The wide receiver screen over the middle was the only play that worked for the Cougars all night.
Cue the fight song. DJ Foster with a 7-yard TD pitch and catch from TK. #Devils lead 28-7 on the Gonzalez kick. 7:49 left in 2nd— Sun Devil Football (@FootballASU) November 1, 2013
Foster has clearly cemented his role as a solid slot receiver.
Welcome to the 18th year of our five year rebuilding project. #GoCougs— Coug-A-Sutra (@CougSutra) November 1, 2013
I do feel for Washington State. You always want the conference to be competitive but the Cougars always seem to be bottom feeders.
Putting up a Pat Tillman by halftime? Don't mind if we do, ASU.— Cory Williams (@cwilliams2k4) November 1, 2013
#ASU Kelly to Coyle for 6th TD of 1st half ... 42-7 lead ... time to find a monster movie that is less gruesome— jeffmetcalfe (@jeffmetcalfe) November 1, 2013
This was shortly after a controversial penalty on a hit to the head but it's always good to see the big tight end involved.
Just at halftime 42-14 ASU beating WSU #ForksUp Can't wait to do the same thing when I'm there at #ASU— ⭐Das Tautalatasi⭐ (@Das_Tautalatasi) November 1, 2013
Another commit happy to see the Sun Devils doing well.
Jeremiah Laufasa runs 4 yards for a #WSU touchdown. #ASU still up 42-21 with 10:32 left in the 3rd quarter. #ASUvsWSU— State Press Sports (@statepresssport) November 1, 2013
Laufasa gets a spot on the all-name team for sure.
@CarlBradford52 all smiles after that fake punt/first down! #GODEVILS pic.twitter.com/47Ol2Mckn8— Jedi ASU (@JediASU) November 1, 2013
Bradford played a little fullback in his high school days and it showed on this direct snap for a first down.
Great 4th down call by @CoachGrahamASU leads to a TD. Well done, coach— Josh Williams (@Josh_Williams6) November 1, 2013
ASU then capitalized on another touchdown catch by Foster to put the Sun Devils up 49-21.
#RiseBoard IS BLANK #HANG80ONTHEM pic.twitter.com/IEiTTl0Jd4— Jedi ASU (@JediASU) November 1, 2013
Is this as bad as the punt flag? The point of the board is to see how many good plays Washington State could string together. The highest the board got (at least what they showed on tv) was six.
Both Alex Garoutte and @CarlBradford52 have more rushing yards than both Washington and WSU have combined vs. #ASU this year.— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) November 1, 2013
Garoutte converted another fourth down that was meant to be a punt but Garoutte saw an opening. It's one of the many benefits to punting rugby style as Garoutte does
C'mon. It's Darwin Rogers. Just give it to him. He might not get another catch all year.— Jess Root (@senorjessroot) November 1, 2013
Rogers caught a ball between his body and the ground that eventually got overturned to an incomplete pass.
Zane Gonzalez hits from 37 yards out. He's now hit 12 straight field goals. 52-21 #ASU.— Danny Shapiro (@DsShapi) November 1, 2013
All aboard the "Zane Train"
Zane Gonzalez is money right now. 13 straight to give ASU a 55-21 lead.— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) November 1, 2013
He only needs 5 more to break the ASU record for most field goals made in a row.
After that sack, the 2 Washington schools have rushed 36 times on @FootballASU for a total of -3 yards.— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) November 1, 2013
This includes University of Washington's Bishop Sankey who is highly regarded as one of the best in the nation.
Arizona State is officially bowl-eligible. The Sun Devils improve to 6-2 and 4-1 in Pac-12 play with a 55-21 win.— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) November 1, 2013
#ForksUp pic.twitter.com/MUeaK1RCjn— Jamal Scott (@Mauler_J5) November 1, 2013
Commit Jamal Scott showing the Sun Devils love on the field.
The Devils head into the weekend with a 1.5-game lead in the Pac-12 South. Not a bad place to be.— Shane Dale (@territorialcup) November 1, 2013
Great road win tonight on the way back to Tempe ✈️— Marcus Hardison (@13igDuke) November 1, 2013
Arizona State 108, Evergreen State 45. #ASU— Rich Gray (@RichGray1060) November 1, 2013
Who had this score before these last two games? Not many people.
Hope everyone had an awesome Halloween! We did by killing WSU! Headed back to Tempe! #sundevils— Zane Gonzalez (@Zane95) November 1, 2013
Zane keeps the streak alive.
Oh yea we did that!! #ASU #WeUp #WhoNext— CBE (@CarlBradford52) November 1, 2013
Carl is hungry for next week against Utah already.
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