The Sun Devils did not start off the second quarter on the right foot against Wisconsin.
After holding a 3-0 lead, the Sun Devils found themselves trailing 14-3 just two minutes and seven seconds into the second quarter.
At the start of the quarter, Wisconsin capped off a ten-play 73-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joel Stave to tight end Jacob Pedersen.
On Arizona State’s next drive, the Sun Devils went three and out. However, the punt snap was botched, and the Badgers recovered the ball in the end zone to take the 14-3 lead.
However, the Sun Devils answered back in just 3:32. Kelly marched the Sun Devils down the field with a ten-play 75-yard drive that ended with a one-yard rushing touchdown by Marion Grice. This made the game 14-10 with 9:21 to play.
With 5:25 left to play in the half, the Sun Devils orchestrated a drive that nearly gave them in the lead.
The Sun Devils went 94 yards in 13 plays, but were unable to pound it in from the one-yard line. Instead, the team settled for a 19-yard Zane Gonzalez field goal, to make the game 14-13 at the half.
Arizona State led the time of possession 18:30 to 11:30 over Wisconsin in the first half and dominated the total yards battle with a 219-101 edge.