Scores

Final

Arizona State 27

(6-4, 4-3 Pac-12)

Washington St 37

(4-6, 2-5 Pac-12)

Coverage: NBC Sports Network

10:30 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Martin Stadium, PULLMAN, WA

1 2 3 4 T
ASU 7 13 7 027
WSU 6 10 7 1437

Top Performers

Passing: C. Halliday (WSU) - 494 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: C. Winston (WSU) - 14 CAR, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Wilson (WSU) - 8 REC, 223 YDS, 3 TD

Connor Halliday throws 4 TDs as Wazzu tops Arizona St.

Associated Press

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Freshman quarterback Connor Halliday threw for 494 yards and four touchdowns as Washington State beat Arizona State 37-27 on a wet, snowy Saturday night.

Arizona State (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) missed out on a chance to regain control of the South Division race after UCLA lost earlier Saturday.

Washington State (4-6, 2-5) needed a win to stay in contention for a bowl and perhaps save coach Paul Wulff's job.

Despite a mix of rain and snow and temperatures in the 30s, the game featured few turnovers and plenty of offense.

Halliday, seeing his first extensive playing time at quarterback, completed 27 of 36 passes, and the yardage was a freshman passing record for WSU.

Marquess Wilson caught eight passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns for WSU. Isiah Barton caught seven passes for 155 yards and a touchdown.

After a WSU fourth-quarter punt, Arizona State marched 58 yards to the Cougars' 9. But quarterback Brock Osweiler and Cameron Marshall were stopped a yard short of a first down, and the Sun Devils turned the ball over on downs. Washington State then drove 89 yards, with Halliday hitting a diving Barton on an 18-yard touchdown pass for a 30-27 lead with 8:55 left in the game.

Arizona State drove to the WSU 5, but two passes and a run failed to produce a touchdown, and Alex Garoutte's 21-yard field goal attempt missed left with 5:45 remaining.

Washington State mounted a drive from its 4, with Carl Winston rushing over from the 1 for a 37-27 lead with 1:50 to play.

Arizona State's Jamal Miles returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown.

Halliday hit Wilson in stride for an 85-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter, but the extra point failed on a bad snap. The reception pushed Wilson over the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season.

Garoutte kicked a 39-yard field goal for Arizona State early in the second quarter. Washington State's Andrew Furney replied with a 39-yard field goal on the Cougars' next possession.

Arizona State drove to the WSU 6, but a 2-yard run and two incomplete passes caused it to settle for Garoutte's 22-yard field goal and a 13-9 lead midway through the second quarter.

Halliday's 23-yard touchdown loft to Wilson capped a 74-yard drive and gave the Cougars a 16-13 lead with 1:15 left in the half.

But Osweiler marched the Sun Devils down the field, and Marshall ran over from the 2 for a 20-16 ASU lead at halftime.

Halliday and Wilson hooked up for a third touchdown pass, a 19-yarder with 6:40 left in the third quarter that lifted WSU to a 23-20 lead.

Back came Arizona State, with Osweiler throwing a 16-yard scoring pass to Gerell Robinson for a 27-23 lead after three quarters.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ASU
WSU
1st Downs2123
Total Yards411590
Passing351503
Rushing6087
Penalties6-418-80
3rd Down Conversions5-168-17
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers11
Possession27:2232:38

Passing Leaders

Arizona StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Osweiler28/443518.010
Washington StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Halliday27/3649413.740

Rushing Leaders

Arizona StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Marshall16372.3113
Middlebrooks5173.406
Washington StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Winston14523.7114
Galvin15382.5010

Receiving Leaders

Arizona StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson815819.8127
Pflugrad45313.3031
Washington StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson822327.9385
Barton715522.1144

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERASUWSU
TD14:47Jamal Miles 95 Yd Kickoff Return (Alex Garoutte Kick) 70
TD06:35Marquess Wilson 85 Yd Pass From Connor Halliday (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 76
SECOND QUARTERASUWSU
FG14:51Alex Garoutte 39 Yd 106
FG12:32Andrew Furney 39 Yd 109
FG07:15Alex Garoutte 22 Yd 139
TD01:15Marquess Wilson 23 Yd Pass From Connor Halliday (Andrew Furney Kick) 1316
TD00:13Cameron Marshall 2 Yd Run (Alex Garoutte Kick) 2016
THIRD QUARTERASUWSU
TD06:40Marquess Wilson 19 Yd Pass From Connor Halliday (Andrew Furney Kick) 2023
TD04:11Gerell Robinson 16 Yd Pass From Brock Osweiler (Alex Garoutte Kick) 2723
FOURTH QUARTERASUWSU
TD08:55Isiah Barton 17 Yd Pass From Connor Halliday (Andrew Furney Kick) 2730
TD01:50Carl Winston 1 Yd Run (Andrew Furney Kick) 2737