Scores

Final

Colorado 14

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Arizona State 33

(2-0, 2-0 home)

10:28 PM ET, September 8, 2007

Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
COLO 14 0 0 014
ASU 0 19 14 033

Top Performers

Passing: R. Carpenter (ASU) - 269 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Torain (ASU) - 17 CAR, 91 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Jones (ASU) - 6 REC, 96 YDS, 2 TD

Arizona St. 33, Colorado 14

Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Rudy Carpenter threw for 269 yards and three touchdowns to help Arizona State rally from a two-touchdown deficit to defeat Colorado 33-14 on Saturday night.

Colorado (1-1) jumped ahead 14-0 in the first quarter, but the sloppy Sun Devils overcame five personal fouls, an interception and two fumbles to take a 19-14 halftime lead.

ASU (2-0) put the game away with 14 second-half points on 7-yard run by Ryan Torain and a 20-yard pass from Carpenter to Michael Jones, his second touchdown catch. Torain rushed for 91 yards.

ASU's defense dominated for the second straight week. After limiting San Jose State to a field goal in the opener, the defense allowed only one touchdown and 204 total yards.

The Sun Devils needed a fast finish to overcome a slow start.

Colorado jumped ahead 7-0 on cornerback Terrence Wheatley's 35-yard interception return in the opening minute. Carpenter's throw hit Wheatley in the chest and he outran the pursuit down the left sideline for his second career touchdown on an interception.

Another Sun Devils blunder set up Colorado's second touchdown. Arizona State had forced the Buffaloes to go for a field goal at ASU's 15-yard line, but linebacker Morris Wooten was called for jumping on the center's back, an automatic first down.

Three plays later, Cody Hawkins hit Scotty McKnight for a 10-yard touchdown pass to put the Buffaloes ahead 14-0 with 6:21 to play in the first quarter.

The Sun Devils cut the lead to 14-7 on Carpenter's 12-yard pass to Jones late in the second quarter.

ASU pulled within 14-13 on Troy Nolan's 26-yard interception return for a touchdown with 3:03 to go in the first half. Thomas Weber missed the extra point.

ASU drove 86 yards in 1:11 to take a 19-14 lead on a 22-yard pass from Carpenter to Kyle Williams with 14 seconds to go in the first half. The two-point conversion failed.

Carpenter completed 19 of 37 passes and was intercepted once.

Hawkins, a redshirt freshman making his first road start, completed 15 of 42 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown. He threw one interception.

Arizona State had 12 penalties for 136 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COLO
ASU
1st Downs1522
Total Yards204407
Passing165269
Rushing39138
Penalties7-4512-136
3rd Down Conversions4-185-18
4th Down Conversions0-42-3
Turnovers23
Possession26:0933:51

Passing Leaders

ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hawkins15/421553.711
Arizona StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carpenter19/372697.331

Rushing Leaders

ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sumler16342.1010
Celestine2178.5011
Arizona StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Torain17915.4121
Carpenter11211.909

Receiving Leaders

ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
McKnight66310.5129
Geer13232.0032
Arizona StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones69616.0222
McGaha34715.7022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCOLOASU
TD14:06Terrence Wheatley 35 Yd Interception Return (Kevin Eberhart Kick) 70
TD06:21Scotty Mcknight 10 Yd Pass From Cody Hawkins (Kevin Eberhart Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERCOLOASU
TD04:11Michael Jones 12 Yd Pass From Rudy Carpenter (Thomas Weber Kick) 147
TD03:03Troy Nolan 26 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 1413
TD00:14Kyle Williams 22 Yd Pass From Rudy Carpenter (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1419
THIRD QUARTERCOLOASU
TD09:37Ryan Torain 7 Yd Run (Thomas Weber Kick) 1426
TD01:27Michael Jones 20 Yd Pass From Rudy Carpenter (Thomas Weber Kick) 1433