Rashad Ross told Doug Martin "anything you can do I can do better." Ross took the second half kickoff 98-yards for a touchdown to give ASU its first touchdown of the night. This after Martin took the opening kickoff 100-yards to set the tone for the Broncos. This time, Ross set the tone for ASU.
Dennis Erickson tried to catch the Broncos napping by attempting an onside kick after the score. Boise was not fooled and the Broncos recovered with good field position. ASU got its first big defensive play of the second half as Will Sutton pressured Kellen Moore and forced an interception into the hands of senior Colin Parker who returned it 40 yards.
ASU however could not move the ball on the Broncos defense and was forced into a three and out. With the punt team coming on the field Brock Osweiler called them off and adamantly told his team they were going for it on fourth down. The move fired up the ASU fans and his teammates but ended up backfiring as Osweiler threw incomplete intended for Rashad Ross.
On the next Broncos offensive possession ASU received a gift from the football gods as Kellen Moore fumbled the snap and Jamaar Jarret recovered for ASU. After a pass interference penalty on Boise State Osweiler then pierced the Broncos defense with completions to A.J. Pickens, Gerell Robinson and Trevor Kohl.
ASU was set up on the Boise State two yard-line with three chances to get a touchdown. Cameron Marshall ran the ball twice for one yard total. On fourth down and goal from the Boise State one yard-line Osweiler threw a fade for Aaron Pflugrad, the pass was intercepted by Jamar Taylor and returned over 100-yards for a touchdown. Dennis Erickson tried to run down an official to call timeout before the play but the official did not see him and the play commenced. After a review to see if Erickson got the timeout in time, the play stood as called.
On the next ASU drive, Osweiler connected with Gerell Robinson on two straight passes that got ASU into Boise State territory. However, the drive stalled after two incompletions and an Osweiler sack. ASU punted for the first time in the quarter.
Boise State started the drive at their own 20 and marched down the field and at quarters end was inside the ASU 10 yard-line looking to extend their lead.