ASU Leads Arizona14-9 at Halftime

Christian Petersen

ASU was lethargic early on, yet bounced back in the second quarter to gain positive momentum and a halftime lead

Strengths

-Will Sutton getting great penetration early

-Mike Norvell trying to establish the run on the opposing offensive sequences, four relatively effective Cameron Marshall carries resulting in 4-19

-Brandon Magee's impact, especially clogging run lanes

-Josh Hubner booted a 63 yard punt. RAY GUY?

- D.J. Foster 4 rushes for 29 yards, showcasing great vision and swift cuts

-Biletnikoff semifinalist Austin Hill held to 0 catches

-ASU struggling through 1 quarter, but only down 6-0

2nd Quarter

-Robert Nelson opens 2nd quarter action with a nice diving pace break up on 3rd down

-Interception by Keelan Johnson, Matt Scott fluttered pass due to pressure via Junior Onyeali

-Taylor Kelly dime on the run to Rashad Ross, pushing ASU into UA territory for the first time.

-Marion Grice juked out 5 defenders for a 52 rushing yard touchdown (ASU 7-6)

-Osahon Irabor 1st interception on the season, 11th different ASU player to get an INT.

-Marion Grice already sporting 101 yards on 7 touches.

-Taylor Kelly spreading the ball around well, 6 different targets

-Marion Grice 2 yard touchdown run (14-6)

-ASU defense making UA one dimensional, Scott appears rattling and is struggling.

-Rashad Ross making nice behind his body snags

Weaknesses

-Came out flat defensively, big run and defensive holding penalty

-3 penalties in the first 5 minutes on corner Deveron Carr.

-Ka'Deem Carey leaping 1 yard touchdown run (6-0 UA)

-ASU back-back 3 and outs,

-Will Sutton is on the training table getting his ankle/foot looked at with 5:06 left in the first quarter. (Re-entered game in second)

-Offensive play calling very predictable, UA not getting fooled on options. 11 Rush attempts to 3 passes.

2ndQuarter

-Lots of confusion, crowd noise clearly bothersome. Players running on and off the field very late.

-ASU Offensive line getting outworked dueled in the trenches.

-Ka'Deem Carey carry for 36 yards followed by 12, leading to ASU timeout at 12:34 marker. (13-94-1 TD)

-Junior Onyeali limps off the field while also holding shoulder (Returned at 0:54)

-Taylor Kelly overshot wide open Rashad Ross for a deep no doubt touchdown

-Alonzo Agwuenu fumbles on UA's 25 yard line, killing ASU's pre halftime drive

-Brandon Magee roughing the passer penalty, would've been a Sun Devil interception.

-UA kicker John Bonano 33 yard field goal (14-9 ASU)

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