Dec. 29, 2012
Ending the right way
-ASU has the longest winning streak (3-0) to end the season in the Pac-12, second only to Stanford (7-0), which still has a bowl game to play.
-ASU ended the season with three straight wins for the first time since 1978 and just the 14th time in school history (1957, '58, '59, '65, '66, '67, '68, '70, '71, '72, '73, '75, `78).
-ASU beat Arizona and won a bowl game for the first time since 2005 and just the eighth time in school history (1970, '71, '72, '73, '75, '78, '05, '12).
Kraft Bowl Offensive MVP: Marion Grice, running back
Kraft Bowl Defensive MVP: Will Sutton, defensive tackle
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Kraft Bowl history
-The Sun Devils broke 20 Kraft Bowl records
-The 62 points scored by the Sun Devils are the most in Kraft Bowl history. The previous record was 44 set by Florida State in 2006.
-The 21 points scored in the first quarter by the Sun Devils is tied for the most in Kraft Bowl history with Boston College in 2003.
-The Sun Devils finished with 648 yards of total offense, which is over 50 more than the team's previous highest total this season of 593 yards against Colorado.
-It was among the top-10 highest-grossing offensive games in school history and the most since putting up a school record 773 yards against Northwestern in 2005.
First downs record
With 36 first downs on Saturday, the Sun Devils tied the NCAA Division I Bowl Record with two other teams (Oklahoma in the 1991 Gator Bowl in a 48-14 victory over Virginia and Marshall in the 2001 GMAC Bowl in a 64-61 double OT victory over East Carolina).
Yards per play
-At 9.6 yards per play today, the Sun Devils finished just shy of the NCAA Division I bowl record of 9.9, set in the 2011 Orange Bowl by Stanford.
Kelly moves up the record books
-Quarterback Andrew Walter, who holds the record with 30 (2004)
-Kelly's 67.1 completion percentage this season (241-for-359) is a school record (300+ passes). He passed Brock Osweiler, who set the record last season at 61.8
High-scoring first quarter
-ASU's 21 points in the first quarter is more than they have scored in any first quarter in their now 26-bowl game history.
-It is the second highest total in any Bowl quarter behind only the 1987 Freedom Bowl where ASU scored 24 in the second quarter in a 33-28 win over Air Force. ASU also had 21 points in the fourth quarter of the 1972 Fiesta Bowl, a 49-35 victory over Missouri.
High-scoring second quarter
-With 34 points scored in the first half, ASU posted its most points in a single half (first or second) in a bowl game (26 games) in school history
-ASU's 27-point halftime lead was its largest in a bowl game in school history.
-With their touchdown in the first quarter, ASU scored first in 11 of its 13 games this season. The Sun Devils have also scored a first quarter touchdown in every game expect for Arizona.
-ASU outscored opponents 145-63 in the first quarter this season.
Marshall caps off his career
-Running back Cameron Marshall finished his career in sole possession of seventh place on ASU's all-time rushing list with 2,700 yards
-Marshall, who notched nine carries in the game, moved into sole possession of fourth place on the school's all-time rushing attempts list with 580
Tackles for loss
The Sun Devils posted 11 tackles for loss in the game to give the defense 117 total on the season, which is tied with the 1998 team for the second most in a season in school history.
Moving up the tackles for loss list
Linebacker Will Sutton, who came into the game with 20, ranks 4th on the list after collecting 3.5 in the game.
First since 1978
Bradford and Sutton became the first pair of ASU teammates with 20 or more tackles for loss in a season since Al Harris (22) and Bob Kohrs (20) in 1978. Their combined 44 are the most for a duo in school history in a single season.
Tackles for loss (season)
31.5 - Terrell Suggs, 2002
24 - Derrick Rodgers, 1996
24 - Al Harris, 1977
23.5 - Will Sutton, 2012
23 - Jeremy Staat, 1997
22 - Brett Wallerstedt, 1992
22 - Bob Kohrs, 1979
22 - Al Harris, 1978
21 - Adam Archuleta, 1999
20.5 - Carl Bradford, 2012
20 - Vernon Maxwell, 1982
20 - Vernon Maxwell, 1980
20 - Bob Kohrs, 1978
Sutton moves up the sacks list
-With 2.5 sacks in the game, Sutton moved into 4th place on the school's single season sacks list with 13.
-His 90 yards lost on sacks, including 23 in the game, place him 5th on the school's single season yards on sacks list.
-His 171 career yards lost on sacks ranks 7th in school history
24 - Terrell Suggs, 2002
19 - Al Harris, 1978
14 - Bob Kohrs, 1978
13 - Will Sutton, 2012
Yards on sacks (season)
171 - Terrell Suggs, 2002
160 - Al Harris, 1978
121 - Derrick Rodgers, 1996
101 - Bob Kohrs, 1978
90 - Will Sutton, 2012
Grice is nice
Running back Marion Grice finished the year tied for 3rd on ASU's all-time single season touchdown list with 19.
22 - Wilford White, 1950
20 - Terry Battle, 1996
19 - Woody Green, 1972
19 - Marion Grice, 2012
18 - Cameron Marshall, 2011
Grice's 19 touchdowns also tie him for 5th on ASU's all-time single season points list with 114.
136 - Wilford White, 1950
120 - Terry Battle, 1996
118 - Thomas Weber, 2007
118 - Mike Barth, 2002
114 - Woody Green, 1972
114 - Marion Grice, 2012
112 - Luis Zendejas, 1983
108 - Cameron Marshall, 2011
Tight End U
-Tight end Chris Coyle had four catches in the game to move into first place on the school's single season receptions by a tight end with 57.
-His 57 catches this season also place him 8th all-time on the school's career receptions by a tight end list.
-Coyle's 698 receiving yards this season are the second most by a tight end in a single season in school history (Todd Heap, 832, 1999)
-Coyle's 769 career receiving yards put him 8th on the school's all-time list for receiving yards by a tight end.
Kelly using his legs
-Kelly recorded his seventh rush of 20 or more yards this season, which leads the team. Foster has three and Grice has two.
-Kelly's one-yard touchdown run at the end of the first quarter was the first rushing touchdown of his career.
-Wide receiver Alonzo Agwuenu scored his first career touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Kelly in the second quarter.
-12 different players scored their first career touchdowns this season.
-ASU has now scored in under three minutes in 51 of the 58 scoring drives this season
-ASU scored in under three minutes on all nine of their scoring drives
-Wide receiver Jamal Miles' 41-yard kickoff return in the second quarter was his longest of the season
-Ross' 52-yard touchdown reception at the end of the first half was his longest of the season and tied for the longest for any ASU player this season
Hubner in the record books
-Punter Josh Hubner, who did not punt in the game, finished his ASU career with a 44 yard average (114 punts for 5013 yards). That ranks as the second highest career punting average in school history behind Stephen Baker (44.9, 1998-99).
-Hubner's 47.1 yard average this season (52 punts for 2451) is the best average in school history
Kicker Alex Garoutte's mixed extra point was his first miss after making exactly 100 consecutive extra points dating back to last season. He is now 107 of 109 in his career.
Magee is a true Sun Devil
Linebacker Brandon Magee's 81 solo tackles, including four today, are the sixth most in a single season in school history.