Turnovers Help Sun Devils Beat Oklahoma State, 30-3
Jean Boyd returned a fumble 71 yards for a touchdown, and that was one of five turnovers Arizona State used to beat Oklahoma State, 30-3, Saturday night.
The Sun Devils (1-0) put the game out of reach when Jay Fleischman twisted his ankle trying to field a third-down punt and fumbled early in the fourth quarter.
Bob Brasher recovered and, on the next play, Bret Powers threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Snyder for a 23-3 lead.
Gino Valpredo scored on a one-yard run with 2:23 remaining.
The Cowboys (0-2) started freshman Brent Scott, but had trouble moving the ball for the second week in a row. Scott threw three interceptions, two of which ended possible scoring drives. The Sun Devils’ two fumble recoveries resulted in touchdowns.
Powers completed 14 of 25 passes for 207 yards and Arizona State had 186 yards rushing. Kelvin Fisher led the way with 50 yards, 32 on the opening drive of the third quarter, when he scored on a three-yard run to give the Sun Devils a 16-3 lead.
The defense took it from there. The Sun Devils held the Cowboys to three first downs in the second half.