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ASU Vs. Oregon State: 3 Sun Devil Turnovers Put ASU In 6-0 Hole After 1st Quarter

Coming off their historic win over USC, the Arizona State Sun Devils look to stay undefeated in conference play as they host the winless Oregon State Beavers.

The Beavers won the toss and elected to receive.  Their first drive featured three straight quick passes, but failed to generate a first down and punted.

ASU began their first drive at their 27.  A swing pass to Kyle Middlebrooks seemed to generate some momentum, but quarterback Brock Osweiler was intercepted on third down, giving the ball back quickly to Oregon State at midfield.

Sean Mannion guided the Beavers down the field with quick passes, including a 21-yard connection to slotback Jordan Bishop to get into the ASU redzone.  The defense stiffened and forced the Beavers to settle for a 34-yard field goal to open the scoring.

However, the Devils once again turned it over, this time on a fumble on a sack of Osweiler.  The Beavers took over at the 25 of ASU, but the "bend but don't break" Sun Devil defense again held Oregon State to a field goal.

Despite a terrible personal foul penalty on Aaron Pflugrad, the Devils managed to generate a drive with quick passes of their own.  ASU was helped out by a personal foul facemask penalty on the Beavers that negated another sack of Osweiler, but ASU immediately returned the favor as a Osweiler slant was intercepted for a second time by Jordan Poyer.

The Beavers again were able to drive the field on the ASU defense with their reliance on quick passes, and ended the quarter on the ASU 25 yard line.