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Friday, September 9, 2011
First quarter: Arizona State 7, Missouri 3

By Ted Miller

TEMPE, Ariz. -- When the first quarter ended, Arizona State was again driving, facing a second-and-8 from the Missouri 23, leading 7-3.

The story so far is Brock Osweiler, who is 8-for-10 for 140 yards with a 12-yard touchdown pass. He looks poised and sharp on a big stage, which is an excellent sign for the Sun Devils. Osweiler was an unknown entering the season.

Another good sign: The Sun Devils are running the ball fairly well. At the end of the quarter, both teams have 35 yards rushing.

Oh, by the way, Osweiler also has 13 yards rushing.