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ASU vs. UCLA: Halftime Instant Recap

The Sun Devils and Bruins are locked up in a tight one tonight.

UCLA v Arizona State Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Arizona State Sun Devils and the UCLA Bruins are tied up through two quarters of play in a 3-3 affair at Sun Devil Stadium.

Both teams are currently starting players at quarterback they did not begin the season with under center.

For ASU (4-1, 1-1 in Pac-12), redshirt-freshman Brady White (8 of 21, 44 yards, one interception) is making his first career start in place of Manny Wilkins (left ankle).

UCLA senior Mike Faufaul (2 of 6, 38 yards) was forced into action when sophomore Josh Rosen was removed from the contest during the second quarter. He appeared to be walking with a limp, favoring his right leg as he headed to the locker room.

The Sun Devils scored the first points of the game when kicker Zane Gonzalez made a 35-yard field goal in the first quarter to give ASU a 3-0 lead.

The kick was the 87th converted attempt of his career, bringing him one shy of tying the all-time career field goals made record, which is currently held by former Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins (88).

The play was set up by a Rosen fumble which occurred when he lost the ball in the middle of attempting a pass. ASU defensive end JoJo Wicker came up the ball at the Bruins’ 17-yard line after shielding Rosen from recovering.

The Bruins tied the game on a 38-yard field goal attempt by JJ Molson on the opening play from scrimmage in the second quarter.

Sophomore cornerback Kareem Orr remained on the ground after appearing the injure his right foot during the play. He was eventually taken back to the locker room to be looked at, however returned to the sideline and worked on a stationary bike.

Not much else has gone right for either side, particularly offensively.

Both teams have combined for 11 punts (ASU 7, UCLA 4).

The Sun Devils have only managed 68 total yards of offense, including one play that’s gone over 10 yards (a Demario Richard carry that went for 13 yards). ASU has only tallied 24 yards rushing on 13 total rushes.

The Bruins have been unable to take the lead twice, as Molson has missed on field goal attempts from 46 and 49 yards out.

UCLA will receive the ball to begin the second half.