2011 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

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2011 Arizona State Sun Devils football
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Conference Pacific-12 Conference
South Division
2011 record 6–7 (4–5 Pac-12)
Head coach Dennis Erickson (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Craig Bray (5th year)
Captain Omar Bolden
Garth Gerhart
Brock Osweiler
Colin Parker
T.J. Simpson
Home stadium Sun Devil Stadium
(Capacity: 71,706)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Pacific-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#4 Oregon xy   8 1         12 2  
#7 Stanford x   8 1         11 2  
Washington   5 4         7 6  
California   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   3 6         3 9  
Washington State   2 7         4 8  
South
#6 USC*   7 2         10 2  
UCLA xy   5 4         6 8  
Utah   4 5         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   2 7         4 8  
Colorado   2 7         3 10  
Championship: Oregon 49, UCLA 31
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • USC ineligible for championship and post-season due to NCAA sanctions
    As of January 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by fifth year head coach Dennis Erickson and played their home games in Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. They are a member of the South Division of the Pacific-12 Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 4–5 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for third place in the South Division. They were invited to the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas where they were defeated by Boise State.

At the end of the regular season, head coach Dennis Erickson was fired. He stayed on to coach in the Sun Devils bowl game and finished with a five-year record of 31–31.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM UC Davis* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ FSAZ W 48–14   45,671[1]
September 9 7:30 PM #21 Missouri* Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ ESPN W 37–30 OT  70,236[2]
September 17 4:00 PM at Illinois* #22 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN L 14–17   50,669[3]
September 24 7:15 PM #23 USC Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ ESPN W 43–22   61,495[4]
October 1 7:30 PM Oregon State #25 Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ FSAZ W 35–20   57,437[5]
October 8 12:30 PM at Utah #22 Rice–Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT FSN W 35–14   45,089[6]
October 15 7:15 PM at #9 Oregon #18 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR ESPN L 27–41   60,055[7]
October 29 4:30 PM Coloradodagger #23 Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ FSAZ W 48–14   53,168[8]
November 5 5:30 PM at UCLA #20 Rose BowlPasadena, CA Versus L 28–29   65,438[9]
November 12 8:30 PM at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA Versus L 27–37   27,213[10]
November 19 7:30 PM Arizona Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ (Territorial Cup) FSAZ L 27–31   72,694[11]
November 25 8:15 PM California Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ ESPN L 38–47   52,350[12]
December 22 6:00 PM vs. #8 Boise State* Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV (Maaco Bowl Las Vegas) ESPN L 24–56   35,720
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time Zone.

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Game notes[edit]

UC Davis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 0 0 14 14
Sun Devils 14 10 17 7 48

The Sun Devils played the UC Davis Aggies on September 1 and won 48–14. Quarterback Brock Osweiler threw two touchdown passes – both of them to receiver Aaron Pflugrad – and finished with 19 completions on 26 attempts before leaving with leg cramps in the third quarter. Running back Cameron Marshall added two rushing touchdowns as the Sun Devils amassed 217 yards on the ground. ASU's defense managed to keep the Aggies scoreless until the fourth quarter; the Aggies scored both touchdowns against ASU's reserves.[14]

Missouri[edit]

Jamal Miles caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Brock Osweiler in overtime, then the defense held Missouri out of the end zone on their possession to seal Arizona State's wild win over No. 21 Missouri, 37 - 30. The win was Dennis Erickson's 28th career victory over a ranked opponent.

1 2 3 4 OT Total
#21 Tigers 3 7 6 14 0 30
Sun Devils 7 9 7 7 7 37


Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Sun Devils 7 0 0 7 14
Fighting Illini 10 0 0 7 17


USC[edit]

#23 USC at Arizona State
1 2 3 4 Total
USC 3 6 13 0 22
Arizona State 7 14 7 15 43

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USC had won the last 11 meetings, with Arizona State last defeating USC in 1999. In this game, USC led 22–21 in the third quarter, but Arizona State then scored 22 unanswered points to win 43–22.

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 6 7 7 0 20
#25 Sun Devils 0 21 7 7 35


Utah[edit]

#22 Arizona State at Utah
1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona State 7 3 18 7 35
Utah 7 0 7 0 14

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Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Sun Devils 14 3 7 3 27
#9 Ducks 7 14 14 6 41


Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 0 7 14
#23 Sun Devils 21 10 10 7 48


UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Sun Devils 7 7 7 7 28
Bruins 6 10 7 6 29

First Quarter scoring: UCLA – Johnathan Franklin 11-yard run (Tyler Gonzalez kick failed); ASU – A.J. Pickens 35-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Alex Garoutte kick)

Second Quarter scoring: ASU – C. Marshall 14-yard run (Garoutte kick); UCLA – Gonzalez 43-yard field goal; UCLA – Derrick Coleman 1-yard run (Gonzalez kick)

Third Quarter scoring: UCLA – Nelson Rosario 76-yard pass from Kevin Prince (Gonzalez kick); ASU – Jamal Miles,Jamal 9-yard pass from Osweiler (Garoutte kick)

Fourth Quarter scoring: ASU – Osweiler 1-yard run (Garoutte kick); UCLA – Coleman 1-yard run (Prince pass failed)

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 7 13 7 0 27
Cougars 6 10 7 14 37


Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 14 3 0 14 31
Sun Devils 7 14 3 3 27


California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 17 10 14 6 47
Sun Devils 7 21 10 0 38


Boise State–Maaco Bowl Las Vegas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 0 3 7 14 24
#8 Broncos 14 14 7 21 56


Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV RV 22 RV 25 22 18 24 23 20 RV RV NR  
Coaches' RV 23 18 RV RV 24 20 25 20 18 RV RV NR  
Harris Not released 19 23 20 19 RV RV NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR 21 20 NR NR NR Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "UC Davis Aggies vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Missouri Tigers vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "USC Trojans vs. Arizona State Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Oregon State Beavers vs. Arizona State Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Utah Utes Box Score". ESPN.com. October 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Oregon Ducks Box Score". ESPN.com. October 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils". ESPN.com. October 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. UCLA Bruins Box Score". ESPN.com. November 5, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. November 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN.com. November 19, 2011. 
  12. ^ "California Golden Bears vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN.com. November 25, 2011. 
  13. ^ "2011 Arizona State Football Schedule". The Official Athletics Site of Arizona State University. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Brock Osweiler throws for two TDs before leaving as Sun Devils roll". Associated Press (ESPN.com). Retrieved September 5, 2011. 
  15. ^ USC Trojans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils - Recap. ESPN.com. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
  16. ^ Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Utah Utes - Recap. ESPN.com