(Saturday, October 10th)
Final Score: Arizona State 27, Washington State 14
Pullman, WA (Sports Network) - Dimitri Nance ran for 113 yards and a touchdown, as the Arizona State Sun Devils downed the Washington State Cougars, 27-14, in Pac-10 action at Martin Stadium.
Quarterback Danny Sullivan ran for a score and threw for 169 yards and another touchdown for ASU (3-2, 1-1 Pac-10), but he was also picked off three times. His main target was Kyle Williams, who hauled in 13 balls for 126 yards and a score.
Jeff Tuel completed 11-of-22 tosses for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns for WSU (1-5, 0-4), which managed only 181 yards of offense in the setback.
The Sun Devils jumped out to a 7-0 lead courtesy of a nine-yard scoring strike from Sullivan to Williams late in the opening quarter.
Sullivan scored on a seven-yard run with 21 seconds left in the half and ASU held a 13-0 lead after a missed extra-point attempt.
ASU struck quickly in the third quarter, as Nance capped a 74-yard drive with a nine-yard touchdown run. The extra-point try though, was blocked, leaving the Sun Devils ahead 19-0.
The Cougars finally got on the board late in the third quarter, as Jared Karstetter pulled in a 23-yard touchdown pass from Tuel.
Early in the final quarter, the Sun Devils' extended their lead behind a 10- yard touchdown run by Cameron Marshall. The two-point try was successful, pushing ASU ahead 27-7.
It took WSU less than a minute to respond, as Tuel threw a 99-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Forzani. It marked the longest touchdown pass in school history, but the Cougars would get no closer in the loss.
The Sun Devils defeated WSU for the sixth straight time despite losing three fumbles and throwing three interceptions. ASU's defense did its job, recording 12 sacks, forcing four turnovers and holding the Cougars to a miserable 2- of-17 performance on third downs.
10/10 22:26:52 ET