Washington State Comeback Bid Falls Short Against ASU, 27-24

Nov. 5, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Rudy Carpenter threw two touchdown passes and Rudy Burgess threw another as Arizona State held off Washington State 27-24 on Saturday.

Carpenter threw for 381 yards as the Sun Devils (5-4, 3-3 Pac-10) rolled up 548 yards of offense. Last week, he threw for 401 yards and three TDs in a win over Washington in his first college start.

Burgess had a 43-yard scoring pass to Derek Hagan.

Washington State (3-6, 0-6) lost despite 506 yards of offense.

The Sun Devils built a 24-10 halftime lead after Carpenter threw a 10-yard scoring pass to Terry Richardson and a 5-yarder to Zach Miller.

Jesse Ainsworth hit field goals of 19 and 33 yards goal for the Sun Devils.

Jerome Harrison ran for 283 yards on 38 carries for Washington State, and scored on runs of 61 and 7 yards. Harrison tied the Pac-10 record of 12 consecutive 100 yard games, set last year by California's J.J. Arrington.

Alex Brink hit Jason Hill on a 49 yard pass play to bring the Cougars within a field goal with 3:32 remaining in the third quarter, but Washington State blew two opportunities to tie or go ahead in the fourth quarter.

Arizona State was offsides on a 25-yard Loren Langley field goal attempt, and WSU chose to take the penalty and try on a fourth-and-1 from the ASU 4. Harrison was tackled for a loss.

Later, after forcing ASU to punt, Brink was sacked for a 12-yard loss with 3:18 remaining and Langley's 52-yard attempt sailed wide right.

Langley hit a 40-yard attempt in the second period.

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