Arizona State rolls over Washington State

October 31, 2010

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The Sun Devils bounced back from a disappointing loss at California to defeat the Washington State Cougars 42-0 at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday evening. ASU racked up 493 yards of total offense while T.J">">T.J. Simpson caught five passes for 90 yards and Jamal">">Jamal Miles had four catches for 46 yards and two touchdowns. Cameron"> Marshall and Deantre">">D... Lewis rushed for touchdowns as 118 yards were gained on the ground. Quarterback Steven">">S... Threet was 26-32, 300 yards and three touchdowns. The Devils looked impressive in every facet of their game including defense, which held the Cougars to 264 yards. Download Full Image

The Sun Devils dominated the first half racking up 296 yards of total offense, passing for 237 and rushing for 59. The Sun Devil defense held the Cougars scoreless and managed to hold them to 148 yards of total offense.

ASU held the Cougars to only 41 yards of offense in the first quarter. Cameron"> Marshall capped off a 15 play, 76 yard drive midway through the quarter with a seven yard touchdown run. After forcing yet another three and out, ASU again moved 68 yards in four plays for another touchdown. Steven">">S... Threet hit Jamal">">Jamal Miles for a nine yard pass putting the Devils up by 14.

ASU continued to dominate in the second quarter with an 11-play, 83-yard drive over 3:49 to go up by three touchdowns. This time Deantre">">D... Lewis finished the drive with a three yard run.

Steven">">S... Threet again hit Jamal">">Jamal Miles for an 18 yard touchdown pass with seconds left in the half. The Devils led 28-0 at halftime.

Receiving the ball in the second half, the Sun Devils moved 80 yards in six plays in just over two minutes to score their fifth touchdown of the game. Steven">">S... Threet completed his third touchdown pass to Deantre">">D... Lewis to lead 35-0.

Second string quarterback Brock Osweiller replaced Steven">">S... Threet midway through the third quarter and led the Devils to a 42-0 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Kyle"> Middlebrooks rushed 10 yards for the score, capping off a nine-play, 41-yard drive. Osweiler was 6-11, throwing for 75 yards.

A few attempts by the Cougars to put points on the scoreboard fell short in the fourth quarter, including a fumbled snap on a field goal attempt, but the Sun Devil defense was too much for the Washington State offense, holding them to only eight rushing yards on 33 attempts.

"I thought Arizona State played a very good game. Offensively, this was probably the best they've played all year" commented WSU coach Paul Wulff. "They were in sync and played good. We couldn't force anything and we couldn't make plays."

The Sun Devils travel to USC on Saturday, November 6 to take on the Trojans. The game will be broadcast by Fox Sports Net at 7:30 PM.

Soccer unable to defend itself against Oregon

October 31, 2010

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Despite a 10-4 advantage in shots, the Arizona State women's soccer team saw its winless streak extended to four games (0-3-1) following a 2-0 loss at Oregon on Sunday. The Sun Devils are now 8-6-3 (2-4-1 Pac-10) while Oregon improved to 7-8-3 (3-3-1 Pac-10). Download Full Image

For the second time in as many contests, ASU came out and controlled the action only to find itself behind at the half. On Friday ASU outshot No. 15 Oregon State 7-4 only to give up a goal in the 44th minute of an eventual 1-0 loss to the Beavers. A similar scenario unfolded on Sunday as once again the Sun Devils came out and pressed the attack in the early minutes of the game, taking a pair of shots and drawing a corner kick in the first 3:43 of the game.

The Ducks would take only one shot in the first half, but they made it count when in the seventh minute sophomore midfielder Scout Libke's shot from 30 yards was tucked just below the far right post and over the reach of Sun Devil goalkeeper Alyssa">"... Gillmore to give Oregon a 1-0 lead.

Though aggressive, the Sun Devils were only able to muster a single shot on goal out of the six shots they took in the first half.

ASU would continue to push the attack in the second half as it had periods where it was able to keep the ball on Oregon's side of the field, however was thwarted as it moved closer to Oregon's goal.

The Ducks would end up taking the first three shots of the half. The last of those shots, which came in the 77th minute, put ASU into an even bigger hole as Oregon senior midfielder Mercedes Walters sent her shot from 22 yards into the lower left corner of the goal to extend Oregon's lead to 2-0.

Senior midfielder Alexandra"> Elston led ASU with two shots while redshirt sophomore forward Sierra">">Sierra Cook (2 shots) and freshman forward Devin">">... Marshall each tallied one shot on goal.

The Sun Devils close out the regular season portion of their schedule next weekend when they host USC on Friday at 7 p.m. and UCLA on Sunday at 1 p.m. Sunday's contest against UCLA will be Senior Day. In addition the game against UCLA will also be televised live by Fox Sports Arizona.