It was simply a game of Sun Devils left, Sun Devils right, Sun Devils all night. Arizona State ran roughshod over Colorado from start to finish rolling the Buffaloes 54-13 in Tempe.
To borrow an often used phrase and movie title, “Colorado got served”. More specifically, the Sun Devils executed their offensive and defensive schemes to near perfection. “They came out and we dominated all three phases” declared ASU Head Coach Todd Graham.
The Sun Devils rolled up 276 yards on the ground and another 256 in the air against the Buffs defense. Quarterback Taylor Kelly recorded the first 69 yards of passing on the fifth play of the game. On 2 nd and 7 from the 31 Kelly threw a 4 yard strike to Jaelen Strong. The red-shirt sophomore receiver added to that 65 more yards and six points.
Six points turned into 25 as the maroon and gold scored every time they touched the ball in the first quarter.
Colorado put together their first scoring drive at the end of the first behind new quarterback Sefo Liufau. The true freshman replaced starter Connor Wood after the junior failed to guide the offense to one first down in the Buffs first three series. ““I felt like it was the right time,” said Colorado Head Coach Mike MacIntyre of the decision to put Liufau in the game so early.
After a brief intermission in scoring the Sun Devils went back to work adding 22 more points before the end of the half to run the lead to 47-6.
There was not much left to do by the start of the second half except wait for the final horn to sound.
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