It wouldn't be a half of Sun Devils football if someone didn't get injured, and while the Devils lead 24-0 at the half, we have an unfortunate offensive line injury to report.
Aderious Simmons was injured late in the second quarter with an apparent left leg injury. He left the field on crutches while icing his ankle. He is not expected to return, but hopefully his injury is not as serious as it appeared to be.
Garth Gerhart was slow to get up with a few minutes remaining in the second quarter, but stayed in to play the rest of the half at center. He was downfield blocking for Kyle Middlebrooks, who managed to pick up 13 yards on an Osweiler pass. Gerhart is expected to be a big contributor during this 2011 season, being named to the Rimington Award watch list, annually given out to the best center in the college game.