Through the first half of the 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, the Arizona State Sun Devils are in total control of the Navy Midshipmen, leading 34-7. Here are some impressions of the action thus far.
- This day belongs to Marion Grice. After tragically losing his brother prior to the game, Grice has been dynamic. He has 80 yards rushing and one touchdown, and is averaging 8.9 yards per carry. He's also caught two passes for 19 yards.
- Taylor Kelly and Rashad Ross are having fun. The pair hooked up twice for touchdowns, including a 52-yard strike to cap a 19 second, 80-yard drive late in the half. No one in the Navy secondary can keep up with Ross' speed.
- Five ASU possessions. Five ASU touchdowns. Devils lead in total yards 304-191.
- ASU's dominance on both lines is immense. Offensively, the Devils are throwing the small Navy front seven back on every play, and on defense, Will Sutton and company have consistently shut down the power game up the middle and harassed quarterback Keenan Reynolds. Carl Bradford has been excellent, with a sack and two tackles-for-loss.
- DJ Foster took a huge hit to the head on a pass route over the middle and suffered a concussion, according to Jenn Brown of ESPN. He is obviously out for the game.
- Navy found their triple-option footing early in the second quarter on an 84-yard touchdown drive. They found spots outside for their pitchmen, and Reynolds made a few key throws. They also had another lengthy drive late in the second quarter, but Nick Sloan missed a short field goal.
- ASU tight end Chris Coyle has two catches, putting him one shy of Zach Miller's single-season tight end reception record.
- ASU wide receiver Alonzo Agwuenu caught his first career touchdown pass in the second quarter for ASU's fourth touchdown.
- Unless Navy can convince the 49ers defense to come play the second half, this game has been decided.