Washington vs. Arizona State final score: Sun Devils cruise to big win, 53-24

Christian Petersen

Arizona State were less-than-friendly hosts Saturday night, taking down the ranked Huskies in a blowout.

The Arizona State Sun Devils have made their big move in the Pac-12, blowing out a very good Washington Huskies team by a score of 53-24 to pull ASU on top of the South Division standings.

Washington took an early lead on Bishop Sankey's one-yard touchdown run, but seven straight Arizona State scores made it 29-7 at halftime. Taylor Kelly was responsible for three of them -- he threw touchdowns to Marion Grice and Chris Coyle, and ran for a one-yard score.

The Huskies fought back early in the second half, when Keith Price threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith, bringing them within 15 points. The Sun Devils responded immediately, as Kelly ran for his second one-yard score.

The two teams traded field goals, making it 39-17. The Sun Devils opened the fourth quarter with Marion Grice's one-yard touchdown run, but Washington bounced back with Price's 20-yard touchdown pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, making it 46-24.

Grice scored yet again, this time on a 14-yard touchdown run, clinching it at 53-24.

Box Score Hero: Marion Grice. The running back ran 21 times for 158 yards and two touchdowns while catching four passes for 37 yards and another score.

Rankings Ramifications: Washington was ranked No. 20 in the AP Poll and No. 25 in the Coaches' and Harris Polls, while Arizona State received votes in all three. You can expect that to flip.

But Did They Cover? The Sun Devils were a three-point favorite, so yes.

For More On This Game: Check out UW Dawg Pound for the Washington reaction and House of Sparky for the Arizona State perspective.

Next Week's Schedule: Arizona State has a bye before a Thursday night game at Washington State, while Washington hosts California.

More from SB Nation college football:

Week 8 TV schedule and games to watch

Up-to-the-minute college football scoreboard

College football Saturday coverage, from now until BCS rankings come out

UCF’s Louisville upset could change two BCS spots, not just one

What if this Playoff committee had to decide on 1998-2012 seasons?

Daily college football news headlines

Latest News

In This Article

Teams
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.