There was a lot of excitement for Washington State coming into its matchup with Arizona State on ESPN. Much of that was sucked out of the building after a 21-0 first quarter for the Sun Devils that ensured this would not be a competitive Halloween match-up. After 30 minutes, WSU trails 42-14.
The Cougars went three-and-out on their first three drives and gave up a fumble on the fourth. Meanwhile, ASU was getting good field position and having little trouble against WSU's defense.
Sun Devil quarterback Taylor Kelly led his team on touchdown drives on touchdown drives of 67 yards, 36 yards and 39 yards in the first quarter. The only time the WSU defense was able to stop ASU came when Kelly pooch-punted a 4th-and-3.
WSU was given a glimmer of hope at the start of the second. Connor Halliday connected with Gabe Marks on a 34-yard touchdown to cap a 10-play, 75-yard drive. Arizona State then fumbled the ball back to WSU on its ensuing possession
Hope was short-lived, as Halliday was stripped of the ball and WSU soon found itself in a 3rd and 26 before punting on fourth.
Arizona State continued its onslaught after WSU failed to capitalize on the turnover. The Sun Devils scored three more touchdowns before halftime, including a 51-yard pass where Damante Horton was trying his best to interfere with the receiver before batting it up in the air for an easy ASU TD.
Halliday connected with Rickey Galvin on a 15-yard touchdown pass shortly before halftime to complete the first-half scoring.
John Fullington has four yards receiving. Because it's Halloween.