Washington State benefited from an inadvertent whistle to score a touchdown that reduced its deficit to 14-10 against Arizona State
The Sun Devils dominated the opening quarter behind running backs Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage. That duo combined for 92 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries as ASU built a 14-0 lead during the first period.
It could have been worse.
Kareem Orr intercepted Luke Falk and returned it 22 yards to the Cougars' 22-yard line. But ASU coach Todd Graham elected to go for it on fourth-and-goal at WSU's 3-yard line. Quarterback Mike Bercovici rolled right and scrambled, but was stopped short of the goal line by Shalom Luani on that play.
The Cougars responded with a 17-play, 92-yard drive that sputtered in the red zone. But Erik Powell's 22-yard field goal with 14 minutes, 10 seconds, left in the first half reduced WSU's deficit to 14-3.
Falk completed 16 of 28 passes for 148 yards, one touchdown and an interception during the first half.
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