Snapshot: Osweiler, defense drop Utah

Oct 8, 2011, 9:47 PM | Updated: 11:57 pm

The cheerleaders may have been trying to stay warm, but they were likely covering their eyes so they wouldn't have to watch Utah's hopes of a Pac-12 South championship fade away. Pick, picks and more picks. ASU's defense has been an important factor of the team this season and that continued on Saturday. With three picks, the Sun Devils continued to dominate quarterbacks and make them think twice before putting the ball in the air. In Brock ASU trusts. Osweiler continued to impress, going 25-41 for 325 yards and three touchdowns. Despite throwing three interceptions, Utah quarterback Jon Hays looked decent. His 199 yards and one passing touchdown contributed much more to the Utes than was apparent, as Osweiler's skill dimmed a decent game from Hays. Utah's season expectations, like linebacker Matt Martinez, were upended in Arizona State's 35-14 win. The Utes were expected to be serious contenders for the Pac-12 South title, but ASU showed why they are now the clear favorites.

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