ASU-Florida State Sun Bowl game got real weird, real fast
Arizona State and Florida State meeting in the Sun Bowl on Tuesday was supposed to be a good one.
It wasn’t supposed to be so … weird.
The game in El Paso, Texas, only took six minutes of game action to get completely off the rails.
On the first play from scrimmage, ASU running back A.J. Carter fumbled for a turnover on the Sun Devils’ own 20-yard line. Four plays later, Seminoles quarterback James Blackman threw an end-zone interception to ASU safety Aashari Crosswell, who returned it 29 yards out.
And after an ASU three-and-out, FSU went on a nine-play drive only to see its field goal blocked by Arizona State’s Chase Lucas.
It was recovered and returned by Sun Devil linebacker Khaylan Kearse-Thomas.
If you’re keeping up, the score was 0-0 after all that action.
That is not the scoreboard of a good game, but it sure had some type of entertainment value.
Arizona State finally broke the scoreless game with a 40-yard field goal by kicker Cristian Zendejas with 3:57 left in the first quarter.
But not before Twitter had its fun with the less-than-pristine start by both teams.