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ASU-NAU 1st Quarter Live Blog

September 12th, 2010 by

Greetings from Sun Devil Stadium. Northern Arizona is the one thing standing in the way of ASU’s showdown with Wisconsin in Madison. The ASU student section is full, but the rest of the stadium is pretty empty. There might be 35,000 people.

Northern Arizona wins the coin toss, and they choose to defer. ASU will get the ball to start the game.

Kyle Middlebrooks returns the opening kickoff to the Sun Devils’ 29-yard line.

14:05- Sloppy start for the Sun Devils as they start off with three penalties and two dropped passes. A three-and-out gives NAU the ball at its own 48-yard line.

12:30- NAU quarterback Michael Herrick hooks up with Austin Shanks on consecutive plays for 24 and eight yard completions. Lumberjacks with the ball at ASU’s 16-yard line.

9:33- Safety Clint Floyd breaks up a third down pass in the endzone, as ASU holds NAU to a field goal. Lumberjacks lead 3-0.

ASU returns the ensuing kickoff to its 35-yard line, but an NAU penalty puts the ball close to midfield.

7:45- Steven Threet connects with Mike Willie for a 19-yard pass that puts ASU at the NAU 11-yard line.

6:32- On third and goal, Threet hooks up with Jamal Miles for a six-yard touchdown pass. ASU up 7-3.

A block in the back penalty puts NAU at its own 12-yard line after the ensuing kickoff.

4:18- NAU punts the ball away to give ASU possession at its 21-yard line.

3:18- The Sun Devil offense is unable to do anything, and they are forced to punt. NAU with the ball at its 22-yard line.

Former ASU quarterback Chasen Stengal is now in at quarterback for NAU.

1:22- Vontaze Burfict breaks up a third down pass, ASU gets the ball back at the 20-yard line.

0:52- Threet completes a 37-yard pass to Mike Willie. ASU with the ball at NAU’s 40-yard line.

Threet ends the first quarter with an 8-yard pass to Willie. ASU leads 7-3 after one quarter of play.

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