The Arizona State Sun Devils were heavy favorites going into their Week 9 meeting against what is easily the worst football team int he Pac-12. The Colorado Buffaloes, new to the conference are lacking in talent and riddled with key injuries. They were 1-7 coming into Tempe and winless inside the conference.
After one quarter of play, it doesn't look like Colorado's fortunes are going to change any time soon.
The Sun Devils went 66 yards on five plays to score their first touchdown of the game. The damage was done with a mix of targets for Brock Osweiler and a few strong runs from a healthy Cameron Marshall. Oswieler found Jamal Miles in the end zone for a 25-yard pass to get the first points on the board.
On their first possession of the game, the ASU defense wanted to make sure they had an impact as well. Colorado went three and out and were forced to punt. The Buffaloes are missing their starting QB Tyler Hansen and several other key players.
The Devils continued their early domination on their second drive which went 82 yards on six plays before being capped off by a Cameron Marshall 19-yard TD run.
After two drives that went nowhere, the Buffaloes brought in their starting quarterback, Tyler Hansen. Hansen was knocked out of their game last week with a concussion. It's an interesting move to not start him and then to bring him in with his team down two touchdowns.
Hansen didn't fair any better than Nick Hirschman as the Buffaloes ended their third drive with a punt, just like the previous two.
ASU found the end zone for the third time on their fourth possession with a fantastic pass and catch by a well-covered and seldom-used WR Kevin Ozier. The pass went for 33 yards and put the Sun Devils up 21-0 at the end of the quarter.
Brock Oswieler threw for 154 yards on 10-12 passing with two touchdowns while Cameron Marshall added 53 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The Sun Devils out-gained the Buffaloes 222-54 total yards in the first quarter. Domination looks like the name of this game.