Rashad Ross returned the second half kickoff 100 yards to break open a three-point game and quarterback Taylor Kelly would throw for five scores as Arizona State would turn back the Colorado Buffalos 51-17.
Kelly would complete 20-28 for 308 yards and five touchdowns. He would also rush for 67 yards, some coming at crucial points to keep drives alive
Arizona State started the scoring mid-way through the first quarter by way of the running game. Kelly scrambled for 23 yards and Marion Grice took a screen pass 37 yards for the score to make it 6-0 Sun Devils. The extra-point was blocked as the kicking game continues to be a troubled area for the team. The Devils dominated the first quarter stats, rolling up 150 yards of offense.
Kelly would throw two touchdown passes in the second quarter. One in the back of the end zone to a diving DJ Foster and the other, a 16 yard laser to Marion Grice out of the backfield to give ASU a 20-7 lead.
But CU grabbed momentum going into the final 4:24 of the first half.
Buffs quarterback Jordan Webb completed four passes on a 11-play, 75-yard drive capped off by a 20-yard touchdown pass to Nick Kasa to make the score 20-14.
On the ensuing kickoff the ASU special team troubles continued when Jamal Miles fumbled. CU would recover and tack on a field goal on the final play of the half to trail by just three, 20-17.
With the victory, the Sun Devils improve to 5-1 and 3-0 in the Pac 12 South. They have a showdown with #2 Oregon next Thursday in Tempe.