Scores

Final

Oregon State 32

(2-2, 0-1 Pac-12)

Arizona State 44

(4-0, 1-0 Pac-12)

10:05 PM ET, September 22, 2007

Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
ORST 19 0 7 632
ASU 0 13 14 1744

Top Performers

Passing: R. Carpenter (ASU) - 361 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Y. Bernard (ORST) - 24 CAR, 128 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Jones (ASU) - 4 REC, 124 YDS, 2 TD

Arizona St. 44, Oregon St. 32

Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- For the second time in three weeks, Arizona State erased a double-digit deficit to remain unbeaten.

Rudy Carpenter threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns and the Sun Devils defeated Oregon State 44-32 on Saturday night, rallying from a 19-point first-quarter hole.

Carpenter completed 25 of 36 passes and threw an interception. He hit Michael Jones for touchdowns of 43 and 64 yards and connected with Ryan Torain for 7- and 48-yard scores.

Jones caught four passes for a career-high 124 yards, and Torain ran for 91 yards and had a 41-yard touchdown.

Robert James and Troy Nolan each had two interceptions and Justin Tryon picked off one for the Sun Devils (4-0, 1-0 Pac-10).

The Sun Devils survived a shaky start for the second time in three weeks. The Sun Devils spotted Colorado a 14-point lead before rallying for a 33-14 victory on Sept. 8.

Against Oregon State, the Sun Devils trailed 19-0 after the first quarter, and they had been outgained 153-6.

Oregon State (2-2, 0-1 Pac-10) led 2-0 after four plays when ASU's Jason Perkins snapped the ball over punter Jonathan Johnson's head and into the end zone, where Johnson fell on it for a safety.

Two Oregon State touchdowns and a field goal put ASU in its biggest hole of the season.

The Sun Devils didn't panic. They used two broken plays to get back in the game.

The first was a 64-yard touchdown pass from Carpenter to Jones early in the second quarter. Carpenter was flushed from the pocket, scrambled and found Jones behind safety Al Afalava.

The next big play came late in the first half, when Carpenter was hit on a blitz and fumbled at his own 23. He picked up the ball and found Tyrice Thompson for a 33-yard gain. That set up a 30-yard field goal by Thomas Weber to cut ASU's deficit to 19-13 at halftime.

The Sun Devils took a 27-26 lead on a 48-yard pass from Carpenter to Torain near the end of the third quarter. The score came one play after Nolan intercepted a pass and returned it 25 yards.

Arizona State put the game away with 17 points in the fourth quarter.

Oregon State's Sean Canfield completed 28 of 48 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted five times. He also had three interceptions in a 34-3 loss to Cincinnati Sept. 6.

Yvenson Bernard rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ORST
ASU
1st Downs2819
Total Yards514396
Passing324361
Rushing19035
Penalties6-606-60
3rd Down Conversions5-136-16
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers62
Possession29:1030:50

Passing Leaders

Oregon StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Canfield28/483246.825
Arizona StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carpenter25/3636110.041

Rushing Leaders

Oregon StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bernard241285.3141
Rodgers33010.0015
Arizona StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Torain26913.5141
Herring362.005

Receiving Leaders

Oregon StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stroughter610217.0043
Brown55110.2015
Arizona StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones412431.0264
Torain25527.5248

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERORSTASU
SF13:58Ball Through End Zone 20
TD11:02Howard Croom 14 Yd Pass From Sean Canfield (Alexis Serna Kick) 90
TD09:31Yvenson Bernard 1 Yd Run (Alexis Serna Kick) 160
FG06:20Alexis Serna 47 Yd 190
SECOND QUARTERORSTASU
TD14:05Michael Jones 64 Yd Pass From Rudy Carpenter (Thomas Weber Kick) 197
FG02:52Thomas Weber 29 Yd 1910
FG00:02Thomas Weber 30 Yd 1913
THIRD QUARTERORSTASU
TD10:37Brandon Powers 20 Yd Run (Alexis Serna Kick) 2613
TD04:45Michael Jones 43 Yd Pass From Rudy Carpenter (Thomas Weber Kick) 2620
TD00:06Ryan Torain 48 Yd Pass From Rudy Carpenter (Thomas Weber Kick) 2627
FOURTH QUARTERORSTASU
TD12:56Ryan Torain 7 Yd Pass From Rudy Carpenter (Thomas Weber Kick) 2634
TD08:21Ryan Torain 41 Yd Run (Thomas Weber Kick) 2641
FG02:48Thomas Weber 18 Yd 2644
TD00:52Gabe Miller 11 Yd Pass From Sean Canfield (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3244