Friday, February 10, 2012
Top performances 2011: Brock Osweiler
By ESPN.com staff
We're looking at the top individual performances in the Pac-12 in 2011.
Up next: Brock Osweiler's arrival
Who & against whom? Arizona State quarteback Brock Osweiler, a question in the preseason, produced his "hello world" performance in the Sun Devils 37-30 overtime victory over Missouri in Week 2 of the 2011 season.
The numbers: Osweiler completed 24 of 32 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He also rushed five times for 34 yards and a 12-yard touchdown.
A closer look: Arizona State's season ended so dismally -- five consecutive defeats -- that many forget just how good the Sun Devils looked early in the season, when they were nationally ranked and appeared to be the overwhelming favorite in the Pac-12 South Division. And here's a guess that this game is a major part of the highlight package Osweiler wants NFL teams to see after he opted to enter the draft after his junior season. In this game, Osweiler's touchdown run gave the Sun Devils a 30-16 lead early in the fourth quarter. But the Tigers charged back and had a chance to win in regulation but missed a 48-yard field goal. Osweiler's 11-yard touchdown pass was the difference in OT. A tip of the cap goes out to Osweiler's top target in this game, Aaron Pflugrad, who hauled in eight passes for 180 yards and two scores.