A dominant first half left the Sun Devils with a 31-7 lead and about the only thing left in doubt was at what point the starters would be pulled.
Colorado opened the half with a quick passing game that netted a first down, but the threat was quickly neutralized by a diving interception by Keelan Johnson, the third turnover by the Buffaloes.
ASU wasn't able to generate much over their seven plays, gaining only 25 yards, but a 46-yard field goal by Alex Garoutte extended the lead to 34-7. It was Garoutte's sixth straight make.
A 21-yard completion by Tyler Hanse to Toney Clemons took the Buffaloes into ASU territory, and a key third down conversion took it inside the redzone. Three plays later, Colorado went for it on fourth and goal from the one-yard line, but Tony Jones was stuffed for no gain, and the Sun Devils took over possession.
Backed up on their own half yard line, ASU went to work. Brock Osweiler found Gerrell Robinson for 45-yards to get the ball out to midfield, then connected again for 19 more to get into Buffalo territory, but then the drive hit the wall, resulting in a Sun Devils' punt. Thankfully, the ball was muffed and recovered by ASU at the 13-yard line. Three plays later, Cameron Marshall completed the rushing touchdown hat trick with a four yard score to put ASU up 41-7.