The Arizona St. Sun Devils briefly had hopes of staying competitive with the Boise St. Broncos in the 2011 Las Vegas Bowl, but it all ultimately turned for naught in the third quarters.The Broncos lead the Sun Devils, 49-10.
The second half began like the first did with a kickoff return for a touchdown. This time, though, the Sun Devils scored a 98-yard touchdown, putting the Sun Devils down, 28-10. But then Arizona State failed to convert Boise State turnovers. Kellen Moore threw an interception on his first drive of the second half and then saw Arizona State reach fourth down. Brock Osweiler commanded the punt team to return to the sidelines. He then threw and incomplete pass.
On his next drive, Moore fumbled the ball at the 50-yard line and gave the ball back to the Sun Devils. Arizona State brought the ball down to the Boise State one-yard line and needed a fourth down to score the ball. Head coach Dennis Erickson attempted to get a time out, but it wasn't granted. Instead, Osweiler threw the ball into the hands of Boise State's Jamar Taylor, who returned it for a 100-yard touchdown return.
Boise State then scored two touchdowns in the first minute of the fourth quarter. D.J. Harper ran for the first and Travis Stanaway picked up the ball on a fumble by Cameron Marshall before finding the end zone for a score.