OSU-ASU GAME NOTES
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
ASU is now 6-0 at home this year and 10-2 under Todd Graham with one home game remaining (Arizona on Nov. 30). ASU has gone undefeated at home just once in the past 16 seasons (1997-2012), when it was 6-0 in 2004.
OUT OF THE GATES EARLY
ASU has now scored first in 19 of 23 games under Todd Graham and has outscored its opponents 93-33 in the first quarter this year, and 238-102 under Todd Graham (145-69 last year). ASU also has outscored opponents 171-44 in the first half at home this season. ASU has scored on their opening drive in six of 10 games this year.
ROBERT "ROBBER" NELSON
Robert Nelson has an interception in four of the last five games and has five in that span overall with two tonight. He collected ASU's third pick-six tonight, joining
24 AND COUNTING
ASU has now forced a turnover in 24 straight games (all 23 of Todd Graham era), a streak that is third in the nation behind only Missouri and Stanford.
6 PAC-10/12 WINS
ASU has reached six Pac-10/12 wins for just the fourth time in 36 seasons since it joined the league in 1978. It was 8-0 in 1996. 6-2 in 1997 and 7-2 in 2007. Keep in mind the league only played seven league games in 1978 and 1979, played eight in 1980, then went to a seven-game slate from 1981-90. The league went to eight-game slate in 1991 and then a nine-game slate in 2006.
PENALTIES, ACTUALLY LACK OF
ASU has committed just 92 penalties in 23 games under Todd Graham, an average of just four per game.
POINTS OFF TURNOVERS...
ASU has now outscored the opposition 101-35 in points off turnovers and has scored on 18-of-25 opponent turnovers. Opponents have scored on just 5-of-15 ASU turnovers.