The Huskies kicked to open the game, and Taylor Kelly took the field for the first time in over a month. A crazy series of deflections gave ASU a fluke 31 yard completion out to midfield, but aside from that play the UW defense shut the Sun Devils down and forced them to punt.
Troy Williams took to the field as a starter for the first time, and immediately gave the ball to Deontae Cooper -- also making his first start -- for and 11 yard gain up the gut. The rest of the drive was not so good, as the drive went nowhere and a Korey Durkee punt went off the side of his foot and was only saved by a fortuitous bounce.
Kelly took a run right off the bat 16 yards to start off the ASU drive. A couple of run plays were stuffed by UW's defense, a holding penalty declined, and after UW stopped a 3rd down screen Andrew Hudson sacked Kelly to give the Huskies the ball out at midfield.
Shaq Thompson got three straight carries but zero first downs, and Durkee punted into the endzone.
Arizona State picked up a first down through the air to Jaelen Strong, but then it was Hau'oli Kikaha time, as he picked up a tackle for loss (#16.5 on the season) and broke up a 3rd down pass to force a punt.
Shaq took the first play of the drive 17 yards, but Troy Williams was sacked on a bootleg on the next play for a small loss. Another Shaq run and Williams going nowhere led to a punt for Durkee, which went only 20 yards and bounced off of a Husky player, giving ASU good field position.
ASU started with a delay of game to put them behind the chains, and a few plays later the Devils were looking at 4th and 15 and punted.
UW went back to pounding the ball with Thompson. After picking up a first down, Williams threw a bit off target to Michael Hartvigson and it was dropped. His next pass was jumped by an ASU defender and nearly picked. Durkee once again punted into the wind, and it went just 36 yards, which considering the conditions was pretty good.
The quarter ended with ASU finishing a 3 and out.