Yet, it was the ASU defense that was able to not only hold the Utes at bay for most of the game but also forced turnovers that led to Sun Devils scores. An end zone interception by Eddie Elder prevented the hosts form scoring right before the half. A fumble recovery by Greg Smith was capitalized by with a 14-yard touchdown reception by Mile Willie, and A Clint Floyd interception was ultimately the prelude to a Cameron Marshall 4-yard touchdown run.
Those scores along with a two-point conversion reception by Aaron Pflugrad and a Garoutte 35-yard field goal were part of 18 unanswered points in the third quarter, which negated Utah's Dallin Rogers's 2-yard touchdown catch to begin the half and gave the Sun Devils the lead for good.
Osweiler finished the game 25 of 41 for 325 yards and three touchdowns. Marshall had a quiet day rushing as he collected 47 yards on 21 carries. Gerell Robinson had a career high 101 yards of seven catches and Willie added 98 yards on seven catches.
The maroon and gold will take to the road again next week and face the Oregon Ducks in Eugene. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. on Saturday.