New new quarterback Jon Jays had some good moments, but he tossed a late interception that cost the Utes points against Arizona State.
Just after the Sun Devils jumped ahead, Hays drove the Utes 64 yards to the Sun Devils' 16-yard line. But on third and 10 he tossed an interception in the endzone to Eddie Elder.
Hays was 9 of 18 for 94 yards with two interceptions in the first half. He also had three passes dropped.
The Sun Devils struggled on offense against the Utes, only rushing for 46 yards. Quarterback Brock Osweiler completed 14 of 25 for 168 yards.
The difference? The Sun Devils are winning the turnover tally 2-0. And their touchdown drive was made possible by a personal foul penalty against Utah.
So the Sun Devils are playing it smart and close to the vest on the road. And winning.