After three weeks of inspired performances, Washington State suffered a huge letdown in the desert against Arizona State today. The offense never got in gear and the defense made ASU quarterback Steven Three look like a Heisman contender as the Sun Devils rolled to a victory. The ASU offense cruised all day en route to 493 yards of total offense, easily dwarfing WSU's 264yards.
Threet, in just over two quarters of work, was 26-32 for 300 yards and three touchdowns. Dennis Erickson called off the dogs in the second half, giving Brock Osweiler some work while resting Threet. Cameron Marshall led the Sun Devils on the ground with 43 yards and a touchdown.
Jeff Tuel had his eighth straight game with 200 yards passing, throwing for exactly 200 yards and two interceptions. The Cougars still couldn't find a way to get a run game going, rushing for 8 net yards. The Cougars were also careless with the ball, turning it over three times.
The Cougars fall to 1-8 and the Sun Devils improve to 4-4. Washington State heads home to Pullman licking their wounds to take on the Cal Bears next Saturday. Arizona State takes on USC in the Coliseum.