The Arizona State Sun Devils got off to a fast start in their match-up against the USC Trojans and lead 7-3 after one quarter. Both squads forced the other team to punt several times in a relatively even first quarter.
USC won the kickoff and chose to defer, giving ASU the ball. That decision proved to work against the Trojans quickly, as the Sun Devils scored on just their fourth play from scrimmage. Running back Cameron Marshall broke off an impressive 70-touchdown yard run, complete with a nice stiff-arm, to give the Sun Devils an early 7-0 lead.
Both teams swapped punts over the following two possessions before the Trojans attempted a 46-yard field goal by Andre Hediari. Hediari missed the field goal, but an offsides call on Vontaze Burfict gave the Trojans another try from just a little bit closer. Hediari connected on a 41-yard field goal attempt to bring USC within 7-3.
The two teams again traded punts, and ASU will begin the second quarter
Osweiler posted 30 yards on four-of-four passing while Marshall recorded 77 yards and one touchdown on just four carries. Jamal Miles leads the ASU receivers with 18 yards on two receptions.