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Arizona State Sun Devils
Washington State Cougars
Taylor Kelly threw five touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as Arizona State beat Washington State 55-21 on Thursday night.
Kelly threw for 275 yards and rushed for 66 to help the Sun Devils (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12) qualify for a bowl and win their first road game of the season after two losses.
Connor Halliday had 300 yards passing for Washington State (4-5, 2-4), which has lost four of five. Halliday, who set an FBS record in his previous game with 89 pass attempts in a loss to No. 2 Oregon, was 29 of 54 with two touchdowns.
Marion Grice ran for 94 yards as ASU scored at least 50 points for the fifth time this season. Kelly completed 22 of 31 passes and was intercepted once.
Arizona State scored three times in the first quarter, thanks in part to great field position, and three more times in the second to build a lead the Cougars could not overcome.
Kelly marched the Sun Devils 67 yards on their first possession, scoring on a bootleg from 7 yards out.
Washington State went...
BEST OF MAXIM
Arizona State wins big against Washington State but now has an even bigger goal in mind: A PAC-12 Championship. After qualifying for a bowl game with a win in Pullman, Coach Todd Graham said,
“I want to win the championship,” the Sun Devils coach said Thursday night. “It’s one more down and five more to go to be Pac-12 champs.”
It’s clear that Arizona State wants more...
The Arizona State Sun Devils will hit the road on Thursday night to take on the Washington State Cougars in a match-up of two schools from the Pac-12.
Entering Thursdays game Arizona State is 5-2 while Washington State is 4-4.
Coverage of the game between Arizona State and Washington State will take place on ESPN beginning at 10:30 pm ET (7:30 pm PT) from Martin Stadium...
ONE COULD ARGUE Arizona State's season has largely mirrored WSU's. They had a close non-conference loss, a shutout against a weak team, and a victory over USC. The Sun Devils have done it mostly with offense, however. In fact, if they didn't play in the same conference as Oregon, some would probably be saying Arizona State's offense was one of the best around.
For all the talk of the trouble Arizona State might run into on the road against Washington State, the Sun Devils sure looked right at home Thursday.
In a Halloween night game in Pullman, Wash., billed as a potential upset, ASU dominated the Cougars 55-21 in what was the most impressive road win in coach Todd Graham's two seasons.
"I'm really proud of our guys,"...
THE SUN DEVILS come into Martin Stadium tonight feeling pretty good about themselves. They're nearly a two-TD favorite, and have won their last three Pac-12 games in blowout fashion, putting an average of 58 points on the scoreboard. We wanted to know more about this budding juggernaut from an ASU insider so we went to Hod Rabino at DevilsDigest.com with 10 key questions.
With the influx of talent at the wide receiver position that the Sun Devils brought in the 2013 recruiting class, it was a given that senior tight end Chris Coyle’s production would drop slightly from his outstanding junior campaign in 2012. On Thursday night in Pullman he may be called upon earlier and more often compared to previous games this year.