CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Sam Keller and Derek Hagan put up some
more big numbers at mistake-prone Oregon State's expense.
Keller threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns and Hagan had a
career-high 193 yards receiving in 18th-ranked Arizona State's
42-24 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night in the Pacific-10
opener for both teams.
The Sun Devils (3-1) had 475 yards of total offense and scored
four touchdowns in the third quarter to pull away. The Beavers
(2-2) piled up 525 yards of total offense, but turned the ball over
"You can't do that at all, especially against a Top 20 team,"
Oregon State coach Mike Riley said.
Hagan, a senior who has receptions in 33 straight games, passed
John Jefferson (1974-77) to become the Sun Devils' career leader in
receiving yards with 2,160. Hagan had 11 receptions, two for
touchdowns, against the Beavers.
"He's going to make plays, he's a senior, he's a competitor,"
The game was stopped for about 15 minutes in the third quarter
after a member of the chain crew was knocked unconscious and left
the field in an ambulance.
The sideline official, Swede Clappe, was taken to Good Samaritan
Regional Medical Center. He was alert and talking at the hospital,
an Oregon State official said.
After play resumed, the Sun Devils took over. Keller threw TD
passes of 37 and 28 yards, and freshman tailback Keegan Herring
scored on a 29-yard run to make it 42-10.
"We were playing good in the first half, but then fell apart,"
Oregon State linebacker Trent Bray said. "They took advantage of
every mistake we made."
Keller has thrown for more than 1,300 yards and 16 TDs in four
games this season.
"He made great throws on deep balls," Koetter said. "That
last touchdown throw to Derek was a great throw. I'm pleased with
the way he played."
Oregon State's Matt Moore was 24-of-43 for 311 yards, but he
also threw three interceptions. Mike Hass caught 11 passes for 174
yards for the Beavers, and Yvenson Bernard ran for 134 yards.
Arizona State came into the game averaging 630.7 yards, and was
coming off a 773-yard performance against Northwestern.
Oregon State ran 96 plays, one short of the school record, and
had the ball for nearly 36 minutes of the game.
Top 25 Overview
It was over when... Arizona State exploded for 28 third-quarter points to blow past the Beavers.
Gameball goes to... the Sun Devils' Sam Keller, who threw for 362 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Stat of the game... 3,148: Derek Hagan had 181 receiving yards and passed John Jefferson to become ASU's all-time leader with 3,148 yards.