Penalty flags were all over the field on UCLA's first drive of the second half. Junior Onyeali and Vontaze Burfict were both flagged for personal foul penalties on the same play, moving the Bruins from outside the 30 to inside the 10. The defense was fired up, and the Sun Devils were able to hold a formidable goal line stand, taking over the ball on downs at their own one-yard line.
Brock Osweiler continued to impress in the third quarter, and Cameron Marshall broke free on a 71-yard touchdown dash to give the Sun Devils an 11-point lead over the Bruins.
At 6:25 left in the third quarter, ASU was on a 31-3 scoring run on the back of Osweiler's 19/25, 309 yard, 3 touchdown performance in relief of Steven Threet, who suffered a head injury early in the first quarter.
The penalties are still a huge concern. The Sun Devils appear to be undisciplined, and the referees are unwilling to cut Vontaze Burfict any slack at all. Until this team can prove that it plays fairly and can keep their collective mouths shut, the flags will continue to fly.
After the Bruins scored to bring the game within four points, Jamal Miles returned a kickoff 99 yards for a Sun Devil touchdown. It appeared as though he may have stepped out at the UCLA 40-yard line, but after an official review, the touchdown stood.
With just seconds left to play in the quarter, Max Tabach intercepted Richard Brehaut and returned the ball to the UCLA 27.
This quarter was impressive for the Sun Devils, who scoring 17 points and played well. The crowd has really gotten into this game, cheering loudly for ASU at the right times. Going into the fourth, the Sun Devils have all the momentum.