Saturday, September 17, 2011
Sun Devils grab first lead behind Osweiler
By Adam Rittenberg
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- There's so much attention on Brock Osweiler's height that folks forget the 6-foot-8 quarterback can move a bit.
Arizona State capitalized on favorable field position and Osweiler gave the Sun Devils their first lead with a 14-yard run on a designed quarterback draw. Illinois had been very solid against the run for most of the night, but Arizona State made a great call on the Osweiler run.
The bigger concern for Illinois is an offense that managed no first downs and 13 total yards in the first quarter. Arizona State has totally shut down Nathan Scheelhaase, as Vontaze Burfict and crew are stepping up their play.
Arizona State leads 14-10 early in the fourth quarter.