Arizona State went bowling today in El Paso, Texas and it was a successful day. No they didn't bowl a 300 but Taylor Kelley scored a 240, in passing yards. They were playing in the Hyundai Sun Bowl against the Duke Blue Devils. Many people were calling it the "Devil Bowl". Many ASU fans were disappointed that they weren't in a bigger bowl. The Sun Devils however did not disappoint their faithful that took the 6 hour road trip to support them. ASU won 36-31.
The game started out great for ASU. They scored on their first possession and led pretty much the whole game. They held a 20-17 win at half time and added 10 more third quarter points to take a 30-17 lead into the fourth quarter. That's when the game got interesting. Duke's offense started clicking and a couple 4th down conversions put them right back in the game. In fact, the last 4th down conversion came on a half back pass that gave Duke a 31-30 lead with about 5 minutes to go.
With the Sun Devils losing for the first time in the game game Kalen Ballage fielded the ensuing kickoff four yards deep in his own end zone and decided to bring it out. He ran straight and then made a couple of great moves and 96 yards later he was forced out of bounce and the Sun Devils had the ball first in goal. The very next play Demario Richardson took a 4 yard pass from Kelly to the house for the game winning touchdown. Richardson scored all four of ASU's touchdowns, but it was the defense that sealed the victory with an interception in the end zone with less than a minute to go. The win gives ASU it's tenth win of the season and back to back 10 win seasons.