Boxscore
Arizona 31, Arizona State 27
Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:30 PM
Location - Sun Devil Stadium
Attendance - 72694

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Arizona 14 3 0 14 31
Arizona State 7 14 3 3 27

Recap


Bryson Beirne replaced an injured Nick Foles and threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Juron Criner with 5:18 left as visiting Arizona stunned Arizona State 31-27 on Saturday.

The Wildcats (3-8, 2-7 Pac-12 South) rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to hand the disappointing Sun Devils (6-5, 4-4) their third straight loss.

Amazingly, though, Arizona State can still win the Pac-12 South if it beats California next week, while UCLA loses to USC and Utah beats Colorado.

Arizona State reached the Arizona 15-yard line with nine seconds to play, but Brock Osweiler’s final two passes were incomplete.

Foles left the contest with an apparent back injury on Arizona’s go-ahead drive. Beirne entered and tossed a middle screen to Criner, who broke a tackle and meandered his way to a 23-yard scoring play.

The touchdown was the 30th of Criner’s career, matching the school record held by Theopolis Bell. Criner caught nine passes for 134 yards.

Arizona State led 27-17 after Alex Garoutte kicked a 27-yard field goal with 12:33 to play. Foles tossed a 33-yard scoring pass to Gino Crump with 10:25 remaining to cut the Sun Devils’ lead to three.

Cameron Marshall scored two touchdowns for Arizona State, which overcame an early 14-point deficit by scoring 21 consecutive points. Marshall’s second touchdown run – a 22-yarder – gave the Sun Devils a seven-point lead with 4:29 left in the first half.

Osweiler was 36-of-65 for 487 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass to Gerrell Robinson, who caught 11 passes for 199 yards.

Foles passed for 370 yards to set Arizona’s single-season mark with 3,982 passing yards.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:41
Arizona   TD  Arizona State 0 - Arizona 7
1st Quarter - 5:34
Arizona   TD  Arizona State 0 - Arizona 14
1st Quarter - 2:00
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 7 - Arizona 14
2nd Quarter - 10:14
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 14 - Arizona 14
2nd Quarter - 4:29
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 21 - Arizona 14
2nd Quarter - 0:02
Arizona   FG  Arizona State 21 - Arizona 17
3rd Quarter - 9:24
Arizona State   FG  Arizona State 24 - Arizona 17
4th Quarter - 12:33
Arizona State   FG  Arizona State 27 - Arizona 17
4th Quarter - 10:25
Arizona   TD  Arizona State 27 - Arizona 24
4th Quarter - 5:18
Arizona   TD  Arizona State 27 - Arizona 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Arizona Arizona State
W/L 3 - 8 - 0 6 - 5 - 0
Conference 2 - 7 - 0 4 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Arizona Arizona State
Score 31 27
First Downs 26 28
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-17
53%
9-for-17
53%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 494 548
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-101 23-61
Average/Rush 3.6 2.7
Passing
Comp-Att 36-52 36-63
Passing Yards 393 487
Average/Pass Play 7.4 7.6
Penalties-Yards 11-89 8-92
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 32:05 27:55

PLAYER STATS

Arizona (3 - 8)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Foles 35/51 370 2 0
B. Beirne 1/1 23 1 0
Arizona State (6 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Osweiler 36/63 487 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Carey 13 92 7.1 0
K. Antolin 9 8 0.9 1
N. Foles 4 2 0.5 0
D. Jenkins 2 -1 -0.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Marshall 16 44 2.8 2
K. Middlebrooks 2 18 9.0 0
J. Miles 2 6 3.0 0
B. Osweiler 3 -7 -2.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Criner 9 134 14.9 1
G. Crump 6 69 11.5 1
K. Antolin 3 49 16.3 0
K. Carey 4 47 11.8 1
D. Douglas 5 31 6.2 0
D. Buckner 3 29 9.7 0
R. Morrison 2 11 5.5 0
T. Miller 1 10 10.0 0
D. Roberts 1 8 8.0 0
T. Tutogi 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
G. Robinson 11 199 18.1 1
R. Ross 4 77 19.2 0
A. Pflugrad 3 77 25.7 0
J. Miles 9 54 6.0 0
K. Ozier 2 29 14.5 0
C. Marshall 3 25 8.3 0
M. Willie 3 16 5.3 0
T. Kohl 1 10 10.0 0
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