Oct. 11, 1997
Arizona State vs. USC Game Notes
ASU Captains: Jason Simmons, Michael Martin, Jeff Boyer
Career Numbers for Kealy: ASU quarterback Ryan Kealy put up career numbers today vs. USC, completing 21 of 34 (281 yards, 3 TDS, 1 Int.). It also marked the first game Kealy has thrown more than one touchdown.
More on Kealy: Kealy now has seven TD passes in his first year. Here's a look at other first-year Qbs and their totals:
Jake Plummer, 1993 9 TDs Grady Benton, 1992 8 TDs Brett Powers, 1991 8 TDs Paul Justin, 1988 5 TDs
Action Jackson: Wide receiver Lenzie Jackson had a career game as well with 132 receiving yards on the afternoon.
Fright Night: Safety Mitchell Freedman recorded his first interception of the season with a pick in the first quarter (it is the second INT of his career).
By the Numbers: ASU has now shutout five of its six opponents in the first quarter this year. ASU is outscoring opponents 23-6 in the first quarter. (Washington has the only six points).
By the Numbers II: ASU has outscored its opponents 53-10 in the third quarter this year. The Devils outscored its opponents 113-23 in the third quarter last year.
By the Numbers III: ASU has won 19 of its last 23 games, including 15 of 17 regular-season contests. The Devils have won nine of 10 and 11 of its last 13 home games. ASU has won 10 of 11 and 13 of its last 15 Pac-10 games.
Martin Far (Long): ASU's Martin Farlow recorded the longest run of his career with a 63 yard run in the fourth quarter. He was also ASU's leading rusher with nine carries for 98 yards.
Series Notes: The Devils are now 8-6 all-time against the Trojans. ASU is the only school to lead its series with USC. ASU head coach Bruce Snyder is now 2-6 lifetime vs. the Trojans, 2-2 at ASU.
Home Field Advantage: ASU is 195-63-3 all-time in Sun Devil Stadium and 7-1 since the playing surface was dedicated as Frank Kush Field.
Numbers on Nycz: Placekicker Robert Nycz has connected on 79 straight extra points and 105 of 106 in his career. With his two field goals this afternoon, he has now made 32 of 46 career field goals.
Big Win: ASU's 35-7 win today marks the largest margin of victory by an ASU team in the ASU/USC series.
Did you know?: ASU opponents have only converted on 19 of 84 attempts on third down this season.