10:00 PM ET, September 24, 2005
Reser Stadium, CORVALLIS, OR
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 six times.
"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," Keller said.
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.
Team Stat Comparison
|3rd Down Conversions||7-16||10-21|
|4th Down Conversions||0-1||1-1|
|TD||11:25||RUDY BURGESS 49 YD PASS FROM SAM KELLER (JESSE AINSWORTH KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 50 yards.
|TD||3:53||RUDY BURGESS 1 YD RUN (JESSE AINSWORTH KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 67 yards.
|FG||0:20||ALEXIS SERNA 22 YD FG|
Drive info: 9 plays, 76 yards.
|TD||10:21||DEREK HAGAN 5 YD PASS FROM SAM KELLER (JESSE AINSWORTH KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 70 yards.
|TD||9:50||YVENSON BERNARD 2 YD RUN (ALEXIS SERNA KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||8:14||MATT MILLER 37 YD PASS FROM SAM KELLER (JESSE AINSWORTH KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 87 yards.
|TD||5:45||DEREK HAGAN 28 YD PASS FROM SAM KELLER (JESSE AINSWORTH KICK)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 37 yards.
|TD||5:16||KEEGAN HERRING 29 YD RUN (JESSE AINSWORTH KICK)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 29 yards.
|TD||10:40||MATT MOORE 1 YD RUN (ALEXIS SERNA KICK)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 63 yards.
|TD||1:40||BRANDON POWERS 6 YD PASS FROM RYAN GUNDERSON (ALEXIS SERNA KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 72 yards.