Behind Taylor Kelly's four big-play passing touchdowns, the (6-5) Arizona State Sun Devils ran the (2-9) Washington State Cougars out of town Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium, beating Wazzu 46-7 in the Pac-12 clash.
The game turned into a laugher early as the Sun Devils jumped out to an 18-0 lead after one quarter of play. Arizona State continued its dominance and at one point held a 46-0 lead. The Cougars were finally able to jump on the board with 57 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, scoring on a 54-yard passing touchdown, but it was obviously too little too late.
Saturday's game story is all about the Sun Devils, though, running out a Pac-12 opponent at home on senior day. Besides the defensive unit as a whole, starting quarterback Taylor Kelly starred and took over the game early. Kelly threw four touchdowns, all of which were on passing plays of 15 yards or more.
Freshman quarterback Michael Eubank even joined in on the fun, completing seven of nine passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns (one rushing). Senior running back Cameron Marshall rushed for 75 yards and wide receiver Rashad Ross caught eight passes for 79 yards while finding himself in the end zone on two separate occasions.
Box Score Hero: Sophomore quarterback Taylor Kelly completed 20 of 23 passes for 246 yards and four touchdowns to zero interceptions.
Rankings Ramifications: Both teams are unranked and expected to remain unranked after Saturday's game, including Arizona State.
But Did They Cover? The Sun Devils easily covered the 21-point spread at home.
For More On This Game: For more on Wazzu football, visit Washington State blog Coug Center, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Seattle. For more on ASU football, visit Arizona State blog House Of Sparky, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Arizona.
Next Week's Schedule: Arizona State will now prepare for its rivalry game against the Arizona Wildcats on Friday, Nov. 23 while the Cougars will head back for theirs against the Washington Huskies on the same date.