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Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
Watch: 4:30 p.m. AZ time on ESPN2.
Listen: 98.7 FM
- Final: 34-17 OSU.
- Sun devils die a death by a thousand paper cuts. They get to 3rd and 31st inside their own 10-yard line, then clear.
- A few missed tackles extend the drive for OSU. A touchdown should seal the deal, and it’s a wide-open connection from Sanders to Ollie Gordon. 34-17 USO.
- Ro Torrence back on the pitch. He gets a PI. Barely. The next play is a flicker of chips for a long OSU score. 27-17 USO. ASU responds with a punt.
- This game keeps getting spicier. Valladay breaks up a monster run, then Jones finds Badger for their first-ever touchdown connection. 20-17 USO
- Jones was looking to air it out, but gets fired. They will need another big hitter to come back. He connects with Badger on a long third conversion to end the quarter. 20-10 USO.
- When the ASU defense controls the pace of the OSU offense, the pass rush is brilliant. When they are caught catching up, they struggle. This time they force their own three-and-out.
- Another three-and-out for ASU. Valladay found no traffic lanes.
- OSU goes down and throws a basket. Timarcus Davis got burned on a huge gain, and there was penalty gymnastics around the goal line, but ASU is only allowing three. 20-10 USO.
- Carter Brown misses the field goal attempt from 47 yards.
- Isaia Glass is back at left tackle.
- Daniyel Ngata is the returning feature on this player, and cool legs are working. An interference call goes in favor of ASU, and the Sun Devils are inside OSU 40.
- Ro Torrence left due to injury and Sanders immediately started going after Keon Markham in the outside corner. Timarcus Davis lines up the punt this time around. ASU winning the field position battle early in the second half.
- Before returning to my seat, ASU is inside the five after a 73-yard connection between Emory Jones and Giovanni Sanders. Valladay hits him. 17-10 USO.
- Ro Torrence left for the locker room with an injury and OSU drills the field goal from 44 yards. 17-3 USO.
- Nothing works offensively for ASU. The line is bullied. Three-and-out and ASU will punt.
- Spencer Sanders takes OSU down, but gets help with a 15-yard passer penalty on Joe Moore. The next game would have been third and long. Sanders trots into the end zone. 14-3 USO.
- Nesta Jade Silvera and DJ Taylor are both out injured.
- Messiah Swinson makes his introduction with a 15-yard reception. Both teams’ offensive lines are struggling, so it’s a game of quick runs and hits. ASU cannot switch to midfield. Czaplicki punts OSU 4.
- OSU is in a furrow. Running back Dominic Richardson and Spencer Sanders threw the ball down ASU’s throat for their first score of the night. 7-3 USO.
- Big game for the Cowboys. ASU 44’s third-and-one is a blown run play by Brock Martin, who forces a fumble on Valladay. OSU takes over at ASU 40.
- Merlin Robertson was off the court on third down, but Keon Markham made a great play on the sideline. OSU is pitching at ASU 30. The first half under bettors may be starting to smile.
- Emmit Bohle came in at left tackle for Glass and gave up the sack to end the first quarter. ASU comes in at quarter-and-inches, but after a timeout, Herm elects to pitch. Czaplicki punted 42 yards at OSU 15.
- Timarcus Davis says hello to the 2022 season by breaking up a mid-length first-and-long pass. ASU defensive backs give OSU receivers a lot of cushion. They’re defending the big game. Kyle Soelle picks off Sanders deep in ASU territory. Emory Jones is sacked at the end of the first quarter. 3-0 US$.
- The Sun Devils are held to a three-and-out. OSU begins to gain momentum as the first quarter hits the under-three mark.
- BJ Green II takes on and dominates double teams at the line of scrimmage. The second walker continues to impress. Pesefea with a penalty after the whistle, and he is removed. He has been in rotation with Nesta Jade Silvera, who has been restricted to training this week. This game is getting chippy. Joe Moore leaves the field with an injury. OSU punts the ASU 20.
- Elijah Badger makes a clever game of extending an average route into a long one. It looked like Jones had Giovanni Sanders in the seam for a touchdown, but maybe not. There are clear holes in the secondary that ASU is trying to exploit. Jones’ misbehavior overall after Badger’s completion. It went 0 for 3 after the big pickup. ASU punt at OSU 10.
- The Sun Devils get a three and one out. Big plays from BJ Green II and Merlin Robertson. ASU will start at its own 25.
Teams will soon learn not to run the shallow cross against Merlin Robertson.
— Kevin Redfern (@KevinMRedfern13) September 10, 2022
- Valladay starts practice with a 42-yard run. He picks up where he left off. Charles Hall IV was wide open and snapped an 18-yard gain on a starter play. Drive ends in a field goal after Jones misses Swinson in the end zone. 3-0 US$.
- A long comeback sets OSU up nicely at its own 41. Cooper, Pesefea, Norman-Lott and Joe Moore across the line. Kyle Soelle and Robertson at linebackers. Nickel as a base, so DJ Taylor, Torrence, Davis, Edmonds and Khoury Bethley in the defensive field. Taylor blasts a screen on third down. OSU will kick. ASU to start at its own 13.
- ASU wins toss and postpones. Defense first.
- The barbecue meal and the ice cream sandwich have been removed. Let’s do this.
- Starting offensive line during warm-ups, left to right: Glass, Henderson, Scott, Martinez, Holmes (debuting)
- It looks like Jordan Clark will be playing. He is dressed and warming up.
- You’ll see it all over the internet and social media, but Stillwater and Boone Pickens Stadium are both hugely heartwarming. ASU fans have been in town all week, and the two fanbases are blending well. Hospitality deserves to be highlighted.