ASU vs. Arizona: The Key Numbers in the Sun Devils' 41-34 Victory

Christian Petersen

We break down the Sun Devil victory by looking at the key numbers from Friday's instant classic

1 - Number of sacks by ASU on the night. The Sun Devils came into the game leading the nation in that department.

1-0 - Record of Todd Graham against the Wildcats as ASU's head coach.

2 - Number of dropped touchdowns by ASU wide receiver Rashad Ross during one fourth quarter drive. Both passes went through his hands.

2- Number of punts blocked by Kevin Ayers after swatting one in the fourth quarter, which ASU recovered at the Arizona eight-yard line. On the very next play, Cameron Marshall scored the go-ahead touchdown.

4 - Turnovers by Arizona, including three interceptions thrown by Matt Scott.

5:08 - Amount of time it took for Arizona to turn a 17-9 deficit into a 27-17 lead in the third quarter, aided in part by a horrible botched snap that hit Jamal Miles while he was in motion.

6 - First downs by penalty for Arizona. In the first half, it seemed the Sun Devils were reverting to their 2011 form. That included a personal foul on Brandon Magee that negated what would have been Osahon Irabor's second interception of the night.

17 - Tackles made by Brandon Magee in his final regular season game as a Sun Devil, a career high. Included in that total were three tackles-for-loss

17 - Total touchdowns scored by Marion Grice after his three rushing scores on Friday night.

24 - Unanswered points to start the fourth quarter, which sealed the improbable win.

50.0 - Punting average by Josh Hubner on his five kicks, including a 63-yarder.

66 - Yards of Robert Nelson's fourth quarter interception return, which he took to the Wildcat two-yard line. Three plays later, Michael Eubank scored the game-winning touchdown.

86 - Penalty yards by ASU. The Sun Devils were plagued by penalties in the first half, resulting in several damaging outcomes.

156 - Rushing yards by Marion Grice, a career high.

292 - Rushing yards by the Wildcats, who ran almost at will on the Sun Devil defense, including 172 by Ka'Deem Carey and 78 by Daniel Jenkins.

982 - Combined total offense on the night: ASU had 460 and Arizona had 522.

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