|2011 Arizona State Sun Devils football|
|2011 record||6–7 (4–5 Pac-12)|
|Head coach||Dennis Erickson (5th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Noel Mazzone (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Craig Bray (5th season)|
|Home stadium||Sun Devil Stadium|
|2011 Pac-12 football standings|
|No. 4 Oregon xy$||8||–||1||12||–||2|
|No. 7 Stanford x%||8||–||1||11||–||2|
|No. 6 USC †||7||–||2||10||–||2|
|Championship: Oregon 49, UCLA 31|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2011 Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by fifth year head coach Dennis Erickson and played their home games in Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. They are a member of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 4–5 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for third place in the South Division. They were invited to the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas where they were defeated by Boise State.
At the end of the regular season, head coach Dennis Erickson was fired. He stayed on to coach in the Sun Devils bowl game and finished with a five-year record of 31–31.
|September 1||7:00 PM||UC Davis*||FSAZ||W 48–14||45,671|
|September 9||7:30 PM||No. 21 Missouri*||ESPN||W 37–30 OT||70,236|
|September 17||4:00 PM||at Illinois*||No. 22||BTN||L 14–17||50,669|
|September 24||7:15 PM||No. 23 USC||ESPN||W 43–22||61,495|
|October 1||7:30 PM||Oregon State||No. 25||FSAZ||W 35–20||57,437|
|October 8||12:30 PM||at Utah||No. 22||FSN||W 35–14||45,089|
|October 15||7:15 PM||at No. 9 Oregon||No. 18||ESPN||L 27–41||60,055|
|October 29||3:30 PM||Colorado||No. 23||FSAZ||W 48–14||53,168|
|November 5||4:30 PM||at UCLA||No. 20||Versus||L 28–29||65,438|
|November 12||8:30 PM||at Washington State||Versus||L 27–37||27,213|
|November 19||7:30 PM||Arizona||FSAZ||L 27–31||72,694|
|November 25||8:15 PM||California||ESPN||L 38–47||52,350|
|December 22||6:00 PM||vs. No. 8 Boise State*||ESPN||L 24–56||35,720|
The Sun Devils played the UC Davis Aggies on September 1 and won 48–14. Quarterback Brock Osweiler threw two touchdown passes – both of them to receiver Aaron Pflugrad – and finished with 19 completions on 26 attempts before leaving with leg cramps in the third quarter. Running back Cameron Marshall added two rushing touchdowns as the Sun Devils amassed 217 yards on the ground. ASU's defense managed to keep the Aggies scoreless until the fourth quarter; the Aggies scored both touchdowns against ASU's reserves.
Jamal Miles caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Brock Osweiler in overtime, then the defense held Missouri out of the end zone on their possession to seal Arizona State's wild win over No. 21 Missouri, 37 - 30. The win was Dennis Erickson's 28th career victory over a ranked opponent.
|#22 Sun Devils||7||0||0||7||14|
USC had won the last 11 meetings, with Arizona State last defeating USC in 1999. In this game, USC led 22–21 in the third quarter, but Arizona State then scored 22 unanswered points to win 43–22.
|#25 Sun Devils||0||21||7||7||35|
|#18 Sun Devils||14||3||7||3||27|
|#23 Sun Devils||21||10||10||7||48|
|#20 Sun Devils||7||7||7||7||28|
First Quarter scoring: UCLA – Johnathan Franklin 11-yard run (Tyler Gonzalez kick failed); ASU – A.J. Pickens 35-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Alex Garoutte kick)
Second Quarter scoring: ASU – C. Marshall 14-yard run (Garoutte kick); UCLA – Gonzalez 43-yard field goal; UCLA – Derrick Coleman 1-yard run (Gonzalez kick)
Third Quarter scoring: UCLA – Nelson Rosario 76-yard pass from Kevin Prince (Gonzalez kick); ASU – Jamal Miles,Jamal 9-yard pass from Osweiler (Garoutte kick)
Fourth Quarter scoring: ASU – Osweiler 1-yard run (Garoutte kick); UCLA – Coleman 1-yard run (Prince pass failed)
Boise State–Maaco Bowl Las Vegas
|Harris||Not released||19||23||20||19||RV||RV||NR||NR||NR||Not released|
|BCS||Not released||NR||21||20||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||Not released|
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- "Missouri Tigers vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN. September 9, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. September 17, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
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- "Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Washington State Cougars Box Score". ESPN. November 12, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
- "Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN. November 19, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
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