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Aug. 30, 1997

Arizona State vs. New Mexico State Game Notes

  • Arizona State is now 57-26-2 on opening day. The Sun Devils have won 10 of their last 12 season-openers.
  • Snyder is 4-2 in season-openers with both losses coming to the Huskies.
  • ASU has won eight straight season-openers against non-conference foes.
  • ASU has won 16 of its last 18 games; 12 straight regular-season games; and 10 of the last 11 home games.
  • Arizona State has won five straight and 11 of its last 13 home-openers. The Sun Devils are 61-21-1 all-time in their first game before the home crowd. In Sun Devil Stadium, ASU is 33-7 in home openers. Under Snyder, ASU is 5-1 in home openers.
  • Arizona State is 194-62-3 all-time in Sun Devil Stadium and 6-0 since the playing surface was dedicated as Frank Kush Field.
  • ASU's Darrin Ransom's 11-yard TD run in the first quarter was the first of his collegiate career.
  • 36-yard run by ASU's Marlon Farlow is a career-long.
  • J.R. Redmond's 93-yard TD run ties for fifth all-time at ASU for longest run from scrimmage.
  • Redmond's 93-yard run is the longest since Mark Malone's 98-yard run vs. Utah State in 1979.
  • Redmond notches his first 100-yard game.
  • NMSU's Nick Cecava's 29-yard field goal was the first of his career. In 1996, NMSU did not convert a field goal attempt until week 9.
  • NMSU's Duane Gregory tied a school record with a catch in his 31st consecutive game.
  • ASU's Robert Nycz has now connected on 96 of 97 career extra points and 24 of 34 career field goals.

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