TEXAS 52, ARIZONA STATE 34
SCORING SUMMARYFriday, December 28, 2007
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
ARIZONA STATE 0 10 10 14 34
TEXAS 21 7 7 17 52
Texas: Derek Lokey 2-yard pass from Colt McCoy (Ryan Bailey kick), 13:39 remaining
Drive: 8 plays, 49 yards, 1:21 time of possession
Key play: Facing third-and-3 at Arizona State's 42, Texas tailback Jamaal Charles, making a rare appearance in a short-yardage situation, bounced outside for 16 yards.
TEXAS 7, ARIZONA STATE 0
Texas: John Chiles 4-yard run (Bailey kick), 7:08
Drive: 2 plays, 57 yards, 0:13
Key play: Texas cornerback Brandon Foster stripped the ball from Dimitri Nance at the Texas 48, and Charles rattled off a 48-yard run on the next play.
TEXAS 14, ARIZONA STATE 0
Texas: Jamaal Charles 15-yard run (Bailey kick), 1:30
Drive: 2 plays, 70 yards, 0:30
Key play: McCoy scrambled right to avoid the Sun Devil rush until he spotted Quan Cosby behind the Arizona State secondary and hit him with a pass for 55 yards.
TEXAS 21, ARIZONA STATE 0
Arizona State: Chris McGaha 7-yard pass from Rudy Carpenter (Thomas Weber kick), 12:36
Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 3:54
Key play: They don't get more bizarre or important than this one. Carpenter was hit while passing, resulting in a lateral that Texas eventually recovered 41 yards behind the line of scrimmage, at ASU's 44 yard line. But after a series of official reviews and pronouncements, the play was called back. Mack Brown's stepson was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for leaving the Texas bench and touching the ball while it was in play. The penalty gave the ball back to Arizona State at the Texas 7-yard line.
TEXAS 21, ARIZONA STATE 7
Texas: McCoy 9-yard run (Bailey kick), 4:43
Drive: 9 plays, 69 yards, 4:09
Key play: On fourth-and-1, the Longhorns pulled off a fake punt, with upback Rashad Bobino running up the middle for three yards.
TEXAS 28, ARIZONA STATE 7
Arizona State: Weber 32-yard field goal, 0:35
Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 0:17
Key play: ASU's Mike Nixon had McCoy in his grasp for a sack when the Texas quarterback lost the ball, and Michael Marquardt recovered for the Sun Devils at the Texas 15.
TEXAS 28, ARIZONA STATE 10
Arizona State: Weber 47-yard field goal, 11:49
Drive: 11 plays, 38 yards, 3:11
Key play: On third-and-9, Carpenter hit McGaha for 13 yards.
TEXAS 28, ARIZONA STATE 13
Texas: Jermichael Finley fumble recovery in end zone (Bailey kick), 3:33
Drive: 2 plays, 32 yards, 0:53
Key play: First, Arizona State muffed a punt return and Henry Melton recovered for the Longhorns at the ASU 32. Then, McCoy broke free for a 30-yard scramble, fumbling as he was tackled at the 3. The ball rolled into the end zone and into Finley's hands.
TEXAS 35, ARIZONA STATE 13
Arizona State: Michael Jones 22-yard pass from Carpenter (Weber kick), 2:49
Drive: 5 plays, 50 yards, 0:44
Key play: Rudy Burgess gave the Sun Devils great field position with a 35-yard kickoff return.
TEXAS 35, ARIZONA STATE 20
Texas: Bailey 21-yard field goal, 12:55
Drive: 12 plays, 77 yards, 4:54
Key play: McCoy dropped back to pass and saw nothing but open field to his left, rambling for 26 yards into Arizona State territory.
TEXAS 38, ARIZONA STATE 20
Texas: Vondrell McGee 28-yard run (Bailey kick), 11:03
Drive: 4 plays, 39 yards, 1:24
Key play: Chiles returned at quarterback, running five yards for a first down and then pitching to McGee on the option for the TD.
TEXAS 45, ARIZONA STATE 20
Arizona State: Jones 10-yard pass from Danny Sullivan (Weber kick), 8:55
Drive: 6 plays, 78 yards, 2:08
Key play: Sullivan replaced Carpenter at quarterback and quickly hit Jones for 32 yards.
TEXAS 45, ARIZONA STATE 27
Arizona State: Jarrell Woods 3-yard run (Weber kick), 3:42
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, 1:35
Key play: On third-and-10, Sullivan hit Tyrice Thompson for 28 yards to the Texas 12.
TEXAS 45, ARIZONA STATE 34
Texas: Charles 32-yard run (Bailey kick), 2:24
Drive: 3 plays, 44 yards, 1:16
Key play: Foster, the king of onside kick recoveries this season, did it again, thwarting Arizona State's comeback bid.
TEXAS 52, ARIZONA STATE 34