College Football
Boise State 56, Arizona State 24
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 22, 2011
Where: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
Temperature: 46°
Head Official: David Epperley
Attendance: 35720

Kellen Moore passed for two touchdowns and won his 50th game as a college quarterback, leading No. 6 Boise State to a 56-24 rout of Arizona State in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Thursday.
Doug Martin opened the contest with a 100-yard kickoff return and Jamar Taylor added a 100-yard interception return in the third quarter as the Broncos (12-1) end the four-year Moore era with a 50-3 record.

Rashad Ross had a 98-yard kickoff return for Arizona State (6-7), which lost its fifth consecutive game, in Dennis Erickson’s final appearance as coach.

Moore completed 26 of 34 passes for 293 yards, and Martin rushed for 151 yards and a score on 31 carries.

Moore followed up Martin’s game-opening kickoff return with touchdown passes of 14 yards to Tyler Shoemaker and 2 yards to Matt Miller to get the Broncos off to 21-0 lead over the first 18 minutes.

Boise State increased its lead to 28-3 with some trickery 43 seconds prior to halftime as Miller took a misdirection pitch from backup quarterback Grant Hedrick and threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Kyle Efaw.

Ross returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown, and the Sun Devils forced two turnovers in the first half of the third quarter, but failed to capitalize either time.

Arizona State had fourth-and-goal from the Boise State 1-yard line after the second takeaway, but Taylor picked off Brock Osweiler’s pass and went the distance to give the Broncos a 35-10 advantage.

D.J. Harper scored on a 4-yard run on the opening play of the fourth quarter and Travis Stanaway scooped up a fumble and raced 26 yards for a touchdown 38 seconds later to give Boise State a 39-point lead.
Arizona State’s Gerrell Robinson had 241 yards and a touchdown on 13 receptions. Osweiler passed for 396 yards and two touchdowns.

Todd Graham will replace Erickson as coach. Graham left Pittsburgh for the Arizona State gig.
Top Game Performances
Arizona State   Boise State
James Morrison Player Doug Martin
2 Attempts 31
15 Yards 151
7.5 Avg Yards 4.9
0 Touchdowns 1
0 Long 0
Arizona State   Boise State
Gerell Robinson Player Mitch Burroughs
13 Receptions 4
241 Yards 59
18.5 Avg Yards 14.8
1 Touchdowns 0
0 Long 0
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Arizona State 384 -11 395 2 1 2 0.0 0
Boise State 460 162 298 5 0 1 4.0 1