Washington vs. Arizona State: Sun Devils Dominate First Half, Lead 29-7


Oct 19, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price (17) leads his team onto the field prior to the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Huskies trail the Arizona State Sun Devils, 29-7 at halftime after getting out to an early 7-0 lead.

The Huskies kicked off to ASU and quickly forced a three-and-out before driving 60 yards on 11 plays to score what would be their only touchdown of the first half. The Huskies would go on to play well defensively, but couldn’t get anything going offensively after the first drive.

Mistakes plagued the Huskies on all sides of the ball. The one that stands out is Kasen Williams’ muffed punt that resulted in three points for the Sun Devils. On offense, Keith Price has been so inaccurate, he’s managed to overthrow not only his receiver on most passes, but his defender, too. Rarely does the Husky offense struggle to score when it doesn’t turn the ball over.

One bright spot for the Huskies has been their red zone defense. Despite being on the field for two-thirds of the first half, the defense has held the Sun Devils to field goals on three of their four trips to the red zone. If ASU had scored a touchdown on even one of those stops, this game is far more of a blow out than it already is.

Price looked hobbled by the end of the half and redshirt freshman Cyler Miles was warming up on the sideline, but Price came out to run off the final seconds of the first half clock.

Bishop Sankey has been completely absent thus far, rushing nine times for 11 yards. On the other hand, the Sun Devils have ran it 23 times for 117 times.

There’s no word on whether Price will finish the game, but it looks like he’ll try. For now, it’ll take a miracle to come back from a 22-point deficit on the road.