The Arizona State Sun Devils are trying to pick up a win over the California Bears on the road for the first time since 1997. After one half of play, they are at least on the right track. The Devils picked up a touchdown on their second drive of the game and another on their last drive of the half and go into the half with a 17-7 lead.
On their second drive of the game, ASU drove 67 yards down the field in nine plays and quarterback Taylor Kelly found tight end Darwin Rogers for a one-yard touchdown. It was Rogers' first career catch and score.
California tied the game on a very quick drive -- three plays for 76 yards. Quarterback Zach Maynard completed a pass to Keenan Allen for 44 yards and then two plays later running back Isi Sofele ran the ball 24 yards for a touchdown.
ASU would kick a field goal in the second quarter to make it 10-7, but gave themselves momentum at teh end of the half.
Sofele fumbled the ball at Cal's 37-yard line and ASU cornerback Alden Darby recovered the ball. Nine plays later, Kelly found Kevin Ozier in the end zone to make the score 17-7.
In the half, Kelly was 14/25 for 121 yards and two scores. He was not intercepted. Cameron Marshall leads the team with 30 yards rushing and thight end Chris Coyle has four catches for 37 yards.
California is led by Isi Sofele's 83 yards rushing on 12 carries. Quarterback Zach Maynard is only 3/8 for 63 yards.