Arizona State’s defense got the Sun Devils on the board quickly, as defensive end Junior Onyeali returned Oregon State’s quarterback Cody Vaz’s fumble for a touchdown.
The Sun Devils followed with a more traditional score, as running back Cameron Marshall capped off a nine-play, 75-yard drive with a one-yard rushing touchdown.
Vaz compensated for his costly fumble, tossing a 50-yard touchdown pass to Wheaton.
The defenses stood up for the remaining seven-plus minutes, and the Sun Devils unit again contributed to the team’s scoring effort. Arizona State defensive back Kevin Ayers blocked a punt that went for a safety, giving the Sun Devils a 16-10 lead.