Scores

Final

San Diego State 13

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Arizona State 34

(3-0, 3-0 home)

10:07 PM ET, September 15, 2007

Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
SDSU 3 7 3 013
ASU 14 10 7 334

Top Performers

Passing: R. Carpenter (ASU) - 200 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Herring (ASU) - 19 CAR, 161 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Burgess (ASU) - 3 REC, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Arizona St. 34, San Diego St. 13

Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Rudy Carpenter threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns and Keegan Herring filled in for leading rusher Ryan Torain with two scores as well in Arizona State's 34-13 win Saturday night over San Diego State.

Herring rushed for 161 yards on 19 carries in place of the injured Torain, who sat out to rest his sprained right ankle, after gaining 214 yards in the first two weeks of the season.

Arizona State (3-0) broke open the game with Carpenter's second TD pass, late in the first half, and Herring's third-quarter score that gave the Sun Devils a 31-10 lead.

San Diego State (0-2) moved the ball well, amassing 323 yards of offense, but only got into Sun Devil territory five times, settling for two long field goals and scoring on Kevin O'Connell's 3-yard dive into the end zone with 7:58 left in the second quarter that cut the lead to 14-10.

Carpenter was 15-of-21 with an interception for the Sun Devils, who have started the season 3-0 for the second straight year.

Leading 17-10, Arizona State held the Aztecs on a three-and-out late in the second quarter and then executed their two-minute offense to perfection. The Sun Devils needed just 36 seconds to drive 76 yards in four plays, capped by a 30-yard pass play from Carpenter to Rudy Burgess that split the defense and gave Arizona State a 24-10 halftime lead.

Herring picked up his second touchdown on a 1-yard dive that ended a 10-play, 85-yard drive with 3:50 left in the third period. O'Connell completed 22 of 38 passes for 180 yards.

The Sun Devils opened the scoring on Carpenter?s 19-yard pass to Kyle Williams with 12:10 left after Arizona State got a 48-yard punt return from Williams to start at the Aztec 36. Arizona State scored on its fifth play.

Herring had most of the first-quarter offense, 46 yards coming on a pretty touchdown run with 3:08 left. The junior took an inside handoff, hid behind left tackle Brandon Rodd, and then took off for the left sideline, outrunning cornerback Vonnie Holmes and then taking corner Scotty James into the end zone for a 14-3 lead.

San Diego State answered with a 78-yard drive highlighted by Brandon Bornes' cutback 47-yard run to the Arizona State 12.

San Diego State is 0-2 against the Pac-10, having lost to Washington State 45-17 a week ago.

Arizona State is 10-0-1 against San Diego State. It was the second-best night of Herring's career. He carried for 197 yards in a 52-21 win over Northwestern in 2005.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDSU
ASU
1st Downs1726
Total Yards323479
Passing180211
Rushing143268
Penalties7-658-73
3rd Down Conversions6-184-9
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers11
Possession28:5431:06

Passing Leaders

San Diego StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
O'Connell22/381804.701
Arizona StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carpenter15/212009.501

Rushing Leaders

San Diego StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bornes12736.1041
O'Connell11383.5013
Arizona StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Herring191618.5046
Nance11585.3011

Receiving Leaders

San Diego StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Swain66611.0017
Mougey5469.2016
Arizona StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Burgess35217.3030
Jones34113.7019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDSUASU
TD12:10Kyle Williams 19 Yd Pass From Rudy Carpenter (Thomas Weber Kick) 07
FG04:45Garrett Palmer 48 Yd 37
TD03:08Keegan Herring 46 Yd Run (Thomas Weber Kick) 314
SECOND QUARTERSDSUASU
TD07:58Kevin O'Connell 3 Yd Run (Garrett Palmer Kick) 1014
FG02:24Thomas Weber 48 Yd 1017
TD00:41Rudy Burgess 30 Yd Pass From Rudy Carpenter (Thomas Weber Kick) 1024
THIRD QUARTERSDSUASU
TD03:50Keegan Herring 1 Yd Run (Thomas Weber Kick) 1031
FG00:00Garrett Palmer 50 Yd 1331
FOURTH QUARTERSDSUASU
FG05:03Thomas Weber 31 Yd 1334