Oct. 22, 2012
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TEMPE -- The Arizona State Sun Devils return to action in conference play after a tough loss at home last week against Oregon, welcoming the UCLA Bruins to Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 27 in Tempe, Ariz. The Sun Devils will look to get back on track after dropping last Thursday's home matchup against the Ducks, 43-21. This week's contest is set to kickoff at 12:00 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on FX. The Sun Devils enter the contest with a 5-2 overall record and are 3-1 in conference play, sitting in a tie for No. 1 in the Pac-12 South with USC. ASU is 566-359-24 (.609) all-time on the gridiron.
ON THE AIR: The MidFirst Bank Sun Devil-IMG Sports Network will carry all 12 of ASU's football games live on their 10-station radio network, including flagship station Sports 620 KTAR AM. Tim Healey (play-by-play) and former Sun Devil quarterback Jeff Van Raaphorst (color analyst) will call the action with Doug Franz reporting from the sidelines. This week's game will be broadcast on KTAR 620 AM. The game will be broadcast on Sirius Channel 139 and XM channel 196.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: This week's matchup will be broadcast on FX for the second time this season. Craig Bolerjack and Joel Klatt will provide the call from the booth while Petros Papadakis will report from the sidelines. ASU took on Cal on FX earlier this season, posting a 27-17 victory in the process.
SUN DEVILS vs. BRUINS: In a series that dates back to the 1976 season, this will be the 28th matchup in the history between the Bruins and Devils with UCLA leading the series, 17-10-1. Last season, UCLA downed ASU at the Rose Bowl as a last second field goal attempt was just off the mark as the Bruins tooks the 29-28 victory. The series has been a largely back and forth affair over the past five years with ASU posting three wins to UCLA's two. The last time UCLA visited Tempe, ASU took home a 55-34 victory. The Sun Devils are 5-8 all-time at home against UCLA.
NOTABLE NUMBERS: A couple season statistics to keep an eye on for Saturday's matchup:
--UCLA will enter the game ranked second in the Pac-12 in rushing offense (216.6 ypg), a facet ASU has struggled somewhat in after having allowed 168.1 ypg on the year - eighth in the conference
--One battle to keep an eye on in the passing game, as UCLA enters statistically as the top passing threat ASU has faced this season, putting up 288.7 ypg on the year and sitting fourth in the Pac-12 in the category. ASU leads the nation in passing defense (130.4) and is fourth in passing efficiency defense (90.8), leading the conference in both
--This will be the second consecutive weekend the Sun Devils have faced a solid dual-threat quarterback in UCLA's Brett Hundley. Hundley is currently second in the conference with 308.0 yards of total offense per game. Last weekend, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota did most of his damage on the ground with 10 rushes for 135 yards and a touchdown
--UCLA has struggled with penalties this season, currently sitting 11th in the conference and averaging 80.3 penalty yards per contest compared to ASU's conference leading 28.3 yards per matchup
--Arizona State is giving up just 16.0 first downs per game (leads conference) while UCLA is posting 24.7 first downs per contest (fourth in conference)
--The Sun Devils will have their shot at containing another elite running back this week in welcoming UCLA's Johnathan Franklin, who leads the conference with 125.4 yards per game
Arizona State students got to vote on which jersey combo the Sun Devils will wear vs. UCLA, this is what won: bit.ly/P3p0mB-- CBSSportsPac-12 (@CBSSportsPac12) October 24, 2012
LAST TIME OUT: The Sun Devils got out to a hot start against the Oregon Ducks at home last week, forcing a fumble and scoring a quick touchdown to jump out to an early lead. Things didn't go so hot from there, however, as the Ducks piled up 406 net rushing yards and capitalized on two long touchdown runs and two costly Taylor Kelly turnovers on the ASU side of the field to jump to a 43-7 halftime lead before shutting it down and cruising in the second half en route to a 43-21 victory. Taylor Kelly threw a touchdown pass for the seventh consecutive game and ASU held the Ducks to just 48 passing yards while Anthony Jones returned an interception for his first career touchdown as some of the few positives in an otherwise rough outing for ASU.
OTHER NOTES FROM OREGON:
-It took ASU only 49 seconds to score their first touchdown against Oregon. Their score came on the offense's first play which took seven seconds, the Sun Devils' quickest scoring drive of the season.
-The Sun Devil crowd came out in full-force and in their all black everything Thursday night, as the official recorded attendance was 71, 004, falling just short of a sellout. This was the biggest turnout of the season for an ASU football game.-ASU held Colorado to a season-low 75 net rushing yards. They had 32 attempts and averaged 2.3 yards per carry. The previous season low was 88 yards against NAU.
-Taylor Kelly punted the ball three times against Oregon, moving his total to six punts this season. Five out of six of those punts have pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line. He had a 49-yarder Thursday, his longest punt of the season, which backed the Ducks up to their own 3-yard line.
LEADING THE PAC: Entering this week's matchup, Arizona State leads the Pac-12 Conference in several statistical categories: pass efficiency defense (90.8), total defense (298.57), pass defense (130.43), passing efficiency (173.93), quarterback sacks (4.00) and tackles for loss (9.43). Additionally, Taylor Kelly leads the conference in passing efficiency at 166.97, and the Sun Devils lead the nation in the pass defense, quarterback sacks and tackles for loss categories.
STRIKE FIRST...STRIKE FAST: ASU has made a habit of scoring first this season, doing so six times in seven games. ASU is now 5-1 in such contests following a loss to Oregon. The Sun Devils scored on five consecutive possessions against the Utes (getting on the board first for the third time this season) to start the game and put it away early. Arizona State scored on six of its first seven possessions against NAU and four of its first five against Illinois. ASU has done itself favors early in games this year, outscoring opponents 69-32 in the frame and shutting out NAU, Illinois, Utah, Cal and Colorado on the season in the first quarter. The Sun Devils didn't have a scoring drive longer than three minutes against the Fighting Illini, its longest lasting 2:59. The quick-hitting offense has been the staple of this year's team, with 27 of ASU's 39 scoring drives this season coming in three minutes or less.
FINISH STRONGER: While ASU has gotten out to several fast starts this season, the team has closed even more impressively, allowing just seven points on the season to anyone in the quarter (against Cal) and outscoring opponents 78-7 in the period.
PUSH `EM BACK: ASU has prided itself on its aggressive defense through four games this year, having forced 66 tackles for a loss of 296 total yards - a 9.83 TFL per game mark that currently leads the nation. To put that in perspective, the entire ASU team only had 76 total tackles for loss during the 2011 season and no student-athlete logged double digits in the category where this year's team already has two that have accomplished the feat (Will Sutton and Chris Young). Not only is ASU getting into the backfield, but it has been a team effort as 18 different players have logged a TFL through the year. As a whole, ASU has a combined 91 defensive plays that have gone for a loss or no gain out of 496 offensive plays the opposition has run. That means an impressive 18.3 percent of the plays run by opponents this year have not advanced beyond the line of scrimmage. If you tack on incomplete passes to the mix, then ASU has forced 189 plays that did not result in positive yardage (38.1 percent of opponent's plays from scrimmage).
FOREVER YOUNG: One of the driving forces behind ASU's tackle for loss numbers has been SPUR linebacker Chris Young, who has 12.5 tackles for loss this season through seven games. His 1.79 TFL per game ranks t-7th in the nation and is currently third in the conference. To put that number into perspective, Arizona State had no player with more than eight tackles for loss on the entire season in 2011 (Oliver Aaron finished with 8.0). With 51 total tackles, Young leads the team and his 7.3 tackles per game is sixth in the conference.
A SUTTON IMPACT: Perhaps no player on ASU's roster has earned as much praise from Todd Graham as junior defensive tackle Will Sutton. Sutton has been a beast on the interior line for ASU, especially against Cal, where he finished the game with four tackles-for-loss, including two sacks, for a total loss of 21 yards. He recorded three tackles for loss, a forced fumble and an 8-yard sack in the first quarter. Sutton's forced fumble was his first of the season. Sutton was honored as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 Player of the week for the performance. Sutton added three more TFLs and two extra sacks against Colorado to keep the momentum going. Sutton has posted 14.0 tackles for loss on the season (leads team), 8.5 sacks (leads team) and 40 total tackles (fifth on team). Sutton is currently ranked fifth in the nation at 2.00 TFL per game and third in the nation with 1.21 sacks per game.
OVER 14 PERCENT OF THE TIME, HE SCORES ALL THE TIME: Marion Grice is proving to be one of the top junior college additions to the conference as he currently leads the team with nine touchdowns (five rushing, four receiving) on the season. Grice had a coming out party against Colorado as he posted five receptions for 101 yards and three touchdowns - all career highs. Grice has also found a knack for getting into the end zone, having posting touchdowns on nine of his 61 offensive touches this year (14.8 percent). Grice is ranked third in the conference at 7.7 points per game.
THREE-HEADED MONSTER: Aside from the impressive defense and great quarterback play from Taylor Kelly, it has been ASU's stable of running backs that have helped propel the team this year, mainly on the backs of Cameron Marshall, Marion Grice and D.J. Foster. ASU running backs have have accounted for 32.2 percent of all the team's receiving yards this season. Of the 1,963 total receiving yards, running backs have collected 633. Grice, Marshall and Foster have accounted for 20 of the team's 32 total offensive touchdowns. Grice has nine (five rushing, four receiving), Marshall with six (five rushing, one receiving) and Foster with five (two rushing, three receiving). That trio is averaging 5.1 yards per carry on the season. (856 yards, 167 attempts). Grice, Marshall and Foster are averaging 235.7 yards of total offense per game as a unit. The team is averaging 468.9 total yards per game.
FOSTER THE PEOPLE: D.J. Foster came to ASU this season as what many consider the "gem" of the Sun Devil recruiting class and he has lived up to the hype thus far. Foster currently leads the team in all-purpose yardage with 657 yards (310 rushing, 347 receiving). Foster also leads the team in yards per carry for those with over 30 carries (5.7) and yards per catch (15.8). His ability to make what the ASU coaching staff calls "explosive plays" (rushes of 12 or more yards, receptions of 16 or more yards) has helped him stand out amongst an offense full of talented players as he leads the team in such plays with 23 total (14 receiving and nine rushing).
WINNING BY WAY OF TKO (Taylor Kelly OFFENSE): While the running backs have been explosive for ASU this season, quarterback Taylor Kelly has been one of the many bright spots for the ASU offense. The sophomore leads the Pac-12 in passing efficiency at 166.97 and is eighth in the nation in that category. His ability to extend plays has also been exceptional, as demonstrated by his 248 net rushing yards on 73 attempts this year - a mark skewed by the fact that sacks count against his rushing total.
NOT PLAYING COY: Chris Coyle's performance against Illinois (10 receptions, 131 yards, two touchdowns) garnered him honors as the College Football Performance Awards Football Bowl Subdivision Tight End Performer of the Week. As of this release, Coyle is fifth among the nation's tight ends in receiving yards per game on the season with 63.1 and is also second in tight end receptions per game with 5.00. His 35 receptions lead the Sun Devils, as do his 442 receiving yards on the year. He is now ninth on ASU's single-season tight end receptions list with his sights set on Zach Miller's 2005 total of 38.
MORE ON COYLE: Chris Coyle had a coming out party against Illinois, snagging 10 catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Those numbers put the junior in pretty select company at a school with a pretty decent history at the tight end position. His 10 grabs tie for the 15th most ever by a Sun Devil in history and also put him in a tie with Zach Miller as the most single-game snags by a tight end in school history. In addition, his 131 receiving yards are the second most for a tight end in school history behind only Todd Heap's 170 yards against Arizona in 1999. Here's a look at how Coyle's game stacks up against the greats:
Chris Coyle Career Highs
Receptions: 10 vs. Illinois (9/8/12)
Receiving Yards: 131 vs. Illinois (9/8/12)
Longest Reception: 49 vs. NAU (8/30/12)
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Illinois (9/8/12)
Todd Heap Career Highs
Receptions: 8 at Notre Dame (10/9/99).
Receiving Yards: 170 vs. Arizona (11/27/99).
Longest Reception: 50 vs. California (10/7/00).
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Arizona (11/27/98).
Zach Miller Career Highs
Receptions: 10, twice, last at Washington State (11/5/05)
Receiving Yards: 102, at USC (10/16/04)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2, vs. Iowa (9/18/04)
SECONDARY A PRIMARY: ASU's secondary has been among its driving forces this season. The unit ranks first nationally in passing defense (130.4) and is fourth in passing efficiency defense (90.8) and leads the Pac-12 in both. Not a bad start for a group that finished 11th and ninth, respectively, in those categories in the conference last season. In addition, the squad's ten interceptions this year (giving some love to the linebackers, who have five of those and have returned two for touchdowns) is 20th in the nation.
BETTER SUITED FOR HANDKERCHIEFS: The Sun Devils haven't given the referees much reason to reach for their pockets this season. ASU was penalized just once for five yards against Illinois (on what appeared to be a purposeful delay of game to create some space for a punt). That marked the lowest single-game total since 2006, when ASU was penalized once for five yards against Washington State. On the year, ASU has had just 28 penalties for 198 yards. ASU had just its first penalty on defense called in the Missouri game. ASU leads the Pac-12 and is fifth in the nation with 28.3 penalty yards per game. Here's a look at ASU's lowest single game penalties since 2006, four of which having come this year:
FEWEST SINGLE-GAME PENALTIES SINCE 2006
Pen/Yards -- Opponent (Date)
1-5 -- Vs. Illinois (2012)
1-5 --vs. Washington State (2006)
2-10 -- Vs. Oregon (2012)
1-15 -- Vs. Cal (2012)
3-20 --Vs. UCLA (2006)
3-20 -- Vs. USC (2007)
4-30 -- Vs. NAU (2012)
4-35 -- Vs. UNLV (2008)
4-31 -- Vs. Washington (2010)
4-35 -- Vs. USC (2010)
MARSHALL OF THE TOUCHDOWN: With his rushing touchdown against Colorado, Cameron Marshall has rushed for 34 touchdowns in his career with Arizona State. He is one of only four Sun Devils all-time to score at least 30 touchdowns on the ground. Marshall is currently tied for second on ASU's all-time rushing TD list with Leon Burton, just behind just Woody Green (43). There was some confusion as to whether Green had 39 or 43 touchdowns in his career. ASU research has shown that Green's four touchdown performance at the 1972 Fiesta Bowl against Missouri had been omitted from his stats. That correction has been made and Green officially is credited with 43 touchdowns.
Most Career Rushing TDs in ASU History
TDs -- Player, Years
43 -- Woody Green, 1971-73
34 -- Leon Burton, 1955-58
34 -- Cameron Marshall, 2009-Present
32 -- J.R. Redmond, 1996-99
28 -- Art Malone, 1967-69
25 -- Ben Malone, 1971-73
23 -- Nolan Jones, 1958-61
RETURN RECORD: Jamal Miles now has 1,728 kickoff return yards in his career. With a 31-yard return to start the game against Illinois and one other kick return, Miles passed Rudy Burgess (2004-07) for the top spot in Sun Devil history. In his prior three seasons in Tempe, Miles had returned 69 kickoffs for 1631 yards and three touchdowns. Miles totaled 788 of those yards last season, the second highest single-season total in ASU history. Miles' total was second only to the 879 yards that Burgess gained in 2007. Miles has 73 career kick returns, giving him an average of 23.4 yards per return. Burgess had 68 returns, with an average of 22.3 yards per return. Miles has three kick return TDs, while Burgess had one.
WELCOME BACK, BRANDON: After sitting out Arizona State's victory against Illinois, senior Brandon Magee made up for lost time against Mizzou, collecting 12 tackles (eight solo) to lead the team while also nabbing his second interception of the season. Magee returned one 45 yards for his first career pick-six against NAU in the opener. Magee earned College Football Performance Awards Bowl Subdivision Linebacker Honorable Mention honors for week three for the performance. Against Utah, Magee forced one fumble and recovered another while adding 10 tackles as he is proving to be a force to be reckoned with from his linebacker position. Despite his absence in that one game, Magee currently is second on the team with 49 tackles and is third in the conference at 8.20 tackles per game. Magee missed the entire 2011 season with an Achilles injury.
TAYLOR GANG: For the fourth time in as many years, the Sun Devil season opener featured a new quarterback under center. Redshirt sophomore Taylor Kelly made his first career start against NAU and followed Danny Sullivan (2009), Steven Threet (2010) and Brock Osweiler (2011) as the fourth different quarterback to start on opening day since Rudy Carpenter started three straight from 2006-08. Sullivan and Threet were making their first career starts period, while Osweiler had made a start later in the season in 2009 and 2010. Since 1997, ASU quarterbacks making their first career start are 9-5.
According to research done by Jack Duggan at the University of Southern Mississippi, Arizona State is one of just 13 FBS schools that returned no quarterback with a start for the 2012 season. That list included: Akron, Arizona State, Boise State, East Carolina, Hawai'i, LSU, Memphis, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, Stanford and Texas A&M.
ASU QB FIRST CAREER STARTS SINCE 1997
Taylor Kelly 2012/N. Arizona/W, 63-6 15/19, 247 yards, 1TD, 0 INT
Steven Threet 2010/Portland State, W, 54-9 14/21, 339 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Brock Osweiler* 2009/Oregon, L, 44-21 5/10, 14 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Samson Szakacsy 2009/UCLA, L, 23-13 15/22, 197 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Danny Sullivan 2009/Idaho State, W, 50-3 13/25, 165 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rudy Carpenter 2005/Washington, W, 44-20 27/34, 401 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT
Sam Keller 2004/Purdue, W, 27-23 25/45, 370 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT
Chad Christensen 2002/Nebraska, L, 48-10 6/16, 77 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Andrew Walter 2001/Arizona, L, 34-21 10/22, 132 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Jeff Krohn 2000/San Diego St., W, 10-7 18/42, 160 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Griffin Goodman 1999/Wake Forest, L, 23-3 10/16, 142 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Chad Elliott** 1998/Stanford, W, 44-38 OT 8/17, 92 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Steve Campbell 1997/Iowa, W, 17-7 5/11, 109 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Ryan Kealy 1997/New Mexico St., W, 41-10 11/19, 107 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
* -- Osweiler left the game early due to injury
** -- Elliott left the game early and Ryan Kealy led the team to the overtime victory
SENIOR LEADERSHIP: The 2012 Sun Devil roster features 17 seniors, many of which who will play pivotal roles as the season goes on. Senior RB Cameron Marshall, OL Andrew Sampson, LB Brandon Magee and S Keelan Johnson have been named captains for the 2012 season.
JUST KICKING IT: Alex Garoutte bumped his extra point streak to 79 against Utah, going 3-for-3 on extra points. He is now 84-for-85 in his career.
PUT ME IN, COACH: Jaxon Hood and D.J. Foster joined John Jefferson (1974), Terrell Suggs (2000), Zach Miller (2004) and Will Sutton (2009) as true freshmen to start season opener at ASU on offense or defense. The NCAA began allowing freshman to compete in 1972, with the 2012 season marking the 40 year anniversary. In total, 25 Sun Devils saw their first Division I action and seven true freshmen played (Evan Goodman, Laiu Moekiola, Carlos Mendoza, Easton Wahlstrom and Richard Smith in addition to Foster and Hood).
EARN YOUR KEEP: ASU has had eight players score their first career touchdowns this season: Taylor Kelly (pass), D.J. Foster (rush), Brandon Magee (INT return), Marion Grice (rush), Michael Eubank (rush), Richard Smith (reception), Chris Coyle (reception) and Darwin Rogers (reception). Brandon Magee put his name on the top of that list with a 45-yard pick-six against NAU - his first defensive touchdown ever. Chris Coyle added his first career TD grab against Illinois, which also served as Eubank's first career touchdown toss.
PIN `EM DEEP: Redshirt senior punter Josh Hubner was among the best punters in the nation when it came to pinning opponents down the field, finishing the year tied for 17th in the nation with 24 punts inside the 20. He's back at it again in 2012 as he now has 10 punts on the year inside the 20 (out of 21 total punts) and is averaging 45.2 yards per punt, a mark that ranks second in the conference. Quarterback Taylor Kelly also showed off his talents in the category, having three pooch kicks this year (one for 40 yards against Utah) that have downed the opponents inside the 20 on each attempt.
IF YOU GOT IT, FLAUNT IT: The Sun Devils played seven true freshmen in their season opener against NAU (Evan Goodman, Laiu Moekiola, Carlos Mendoza, Richard Smith, D.J. Foster Jaxon Hood and long snapper Easton Wahlstrom). The school record for true freshmen playing in season is 10, set back in 2008. According to research done by Colorado Dave Plati, the three true freshmen that started at their positions (Foster, Hood and Wahlstrom) ties with Washington for the most in the conference in the first week of action.
EMERSON HARVEY: Arizona State University football will commemorate a milestone this season by honoring Emerson Harvey, the school's first African-American football student-athlete 75 years ago and played a major role in breaking the color barrier throughout the Southwest. The Sun Devils will recognize Harvey, who joined the roster in 1937, with black-and-white circular helmet stickers with Harvey's jersey number (57).
LIGHT `EM UP: With 108 points in its first two games, Arizona State set its highest tally through the first two games of the season in ASU history (now in its 100th season). The prior record was 94 points, under Dirk Koetter in 2005 as his team put up 63 points in a season opening victory against Temple before adding 31 in a tough loss against LSU. At 37.7 points per game, ASU currently ranks 24th nationally in scoring offense and is third in the conference.
INFO-GRAHAM: So you want to know more about what Todd Graham brings to the program? Here's a couple more stats and tidbits about the ASU head coach to give you an idea. Special thanks Doug Haller (@DougHaller) of the Arizona Republic for all this information:
--Over his past four seasons -- one at Pittsburgh and three at Tulsa -- Graham's teams have rushed the ball on at least 53.4 percent of their total plays. In 2008, Tulsa rushed on 61.4 percent of its total plays. Last year, ASU rushed 44.5 percent of the time.
--Over the past six seasons at Pitt, Tulsa and Rice, only one Graham-coached team has ranked outside the top 50 nationally in sacks. Last year, Pittsburgh averaged 3.31 sacks, which ranked third nationally.
--In six seasons, Graham is 19-17 in true road games. Over the past four, ASU is 5-16.
--In five of the past six years, Graham's teams have ranked 39th or better nationally in fewest penalty yards per game. In 2008, Tulsa averaged just 37 penalty yards, which ranked 11th in the nation. Last season, Pitt averaged 39.5, which ranked 18th.
FIRST IMPRESSION WAS GOOD: ASU's 63 points vs. NAU in the Todd Graham debut is the most by a Sun Devil coach in his opener, topping the 47 scored by Frank Kush's squad in 1958 over Hawaii. Not all openers were great for eventual great coaches though, as ASU's 1996 National Coach of the Year Bruce Snyder scored seven in his first game in a 31-7 loss to second-ranked Washington on Sept. 5, 1992.
Most Points in ASU Coaching Debut
PTS / Coach Year (Result)
63 / Todd Graham vs. NAU 2012 (W)
47 / Frank Kush vs. Hawaii 1958 (W)
45 / Dennis Erickson vs. San Jose St. 2007 (W)
TAKE IT BACK: Rashad Ross took the second-half kickoff back 100 yards for a score vs. Colorado on Oct. 11, the second kick return for a touchdown in his short career. He also took one 98 yards vs. Boise State in the 2011 Las Vegas Bowl. ASU has had seven kickoff returns for a touchdown in the past 29 games, a span that started with Omar Bolden's 97-yard jaunt at No. 11 Wisconsin on Sept. 18, 2010. Ross is just the fifth player in school history to record a 100-yard kickoff return.
ASU KICKOFF RETURNS FOR TOUCHDOWNS (Since 2010)
Oct. 11, 2012 - Rashad Ross, 100 yards at Colorado
Dec. 22, 2011 - Rashad Ross, 93 yards vs. Boise State (Vegas Bowl)
Nov. 12, 2011 - Jamal Miles, 95 yards at Washington State
Sept. 1, 2011 - Jamal Miles, 98 yards vs. UC Davis
Nov. 26, 2010 - Jamal Miles, 99 yards vs. UCLA
Nov. 6, 2010 - LeQuan Lewis, 100 yards at USC
Sept. 18, 2010 - Omar Bolden, 97 yards at #11 Wisconsin
PUTTING ON A SHOW: ASU racked up a season-high 593 total yards of offense, including 261 rushing yards and 332 passing yards. ASU's 593 yards is the most in a conference road game since it had 651 yards at Arizona on Nov. 23, 1996 in a 56-14 win that clinched an 11-0 regular season.
MOST TOTAL YARDS IN A PAC-10/12 GAME (1996-Present)
Yards -- Opponent
667 -- #7 Oregon (Oct. 28, 2000)
651 -- @ Arizona (Nov. 23, 1996)
623 -- Oregon (Nov. 15, 1997)
597 -- #5 Oregon (Sept. 25, 2010)
595 -- UCLA (Nov. 26, 2010)
593 -- @ Colorado (Oct. 11, 2012)
591 -- Oregon (Sept. 28, 1996)
MORE ON PENALTIES: Todd Graham has had a knack for having some of the most disciplined teams in the nation when it comes to penalty yards. In each of his seven seasons as a head coach, Graham's teams have ranked as some of the least penalized teams in the country in both yards and penalties per game. In 2012, the Sun Devils currently rank 13th in fewest penalties and seventh in fewest penality yards per game.
PENALTY YARDS UNDER Todd Graham (National Rank)
Year, School / Pen. YPG / Pen. PG
2006, Rice / 34th / 59th
2007, Tulsa / 73rd / 50th
2008, Tulsa / 11th / 11th
2009, Tulsa / 39th / 10th
2010, Tulsa / 22nd / 6th
2011, Pitt / 73rd / 91st
2012, Arizona State / 5th / 7th
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: Despite a relatively rough outing otherwise, ASU allowed just 48 passing yards vs. Oregon, its fewest since it allowed 42 vs. Idaho State on Sept. 5, 2009. It marks the fewest allowed in a conference game since Nov. 2, 1996, when ASU's Pac-10 Conference title team allowed just 20 at Oregon State.
FEWEST PASSING YARDS ALLOWED (1996-Present)
20, @ Oregon State (Nov. 2, 1996)
33, @ Nebraska (Aug. 24, 2002)
42, vs. Idaho State (Sept. 5, 2009)
44, vs. Iowa (Sept. 18, 2004)
48, vs. #2 Oregon (Oct. 18, 2012)