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ASU Vs. Oregon: Osweiler Comes Out Hot, Helps Sun Devils To 14-7 Lead After First Quarter

The ASU Sun Devils came out strong and found their rhythm on offense against the Oregon Ducks as the first quarter progressed. The Sun Devils lead 14-7 after the first quarter.

ASU received the ball on the opening kickoff but proceeded to struggle on the first drive and go three-and-out. After the punt, though, Arizona State forced a fumble off of running back Kenjon Barner to regain possession at the Oregon 36-yard line. Four plays later, quarterback Brock Osweiler found Gerell Robinson for a 20-yard touchdown and an early 7-0 lead.

Both teams exchanged punts before the Ducks took over at the ASU 47-yard line. The Ducks used three plays to drive down the remainder of the field, scoring on a 16-yard run by De'Anthony Thomas to even the game 7-7.

The Sun Devils went right back to work after the ensuing kickoff. Osweiler went six-for-six on completions as the Sun Devils drove down the field, hitting Mike Willie on a 25-yard throw that soared just above the defender's arms for a 14-7 lead.

ASU contained the Ducks offense on the following drive- with help from a penalty that called back what would have been a long rushing touchdown by Barner- and managed to hold off the Ducks on a 4th-and-11 trick play that came up short by just inches. ASU regained possession and are driving down the field.

Osweiler has played very well so far, throwing for 112 yards and two touchdowns on 10-of-12  passing. The run game has been slow so far, with Jamal Miles leading the way with only nine rushing yards on one carry. Willie leads the ASU receivers with 46 yards and one touchdown on two receptions.

The Sun Devils will start the second quarter at the Oregon 37-yard line.