Head coach Todd Graham believes the offense is more explosive than last season and the bold statement got validated with ASU's 42-0 lead at halftime. Taylor Kelly (19-for-24, 262 yards and five touchdowns) guided the Sun Devils to six touchdowns on their eight possessions in the first half.
Marion Grice also chipped in by accumulating 49 rushing yards, 44 receiving yards and two total touchdowns. Surprisingly, Kelly is actually the team's second leading rusher with 22 yards on five carries. Foster has been quiet with only one tote for five yards.
Jaelen Strong didn't wait long to make his first impact, grabbing a 24-yard touchdown despite being interfered with on the play. The pass from Kelly was a jump ball and Strong put his uncanny athleticism on display to snag it. Strong has tallied 44 yards on four receptions through the first two quarters.
Speaking of receivers, Chris Coyle isn't ready to give up his number one target status. The senior tight end has two receptions for 48 yards and one touchdown.
On the defensive side, Sacramento State never posted another first down after their 16-play opening possession. To the pleasure of Graham, the Sun Devils no yellow flags go against them.
Key starting linebacker Chris Young's injury still hasn't been announced, but he was seen walking along the sideline. With the score sitting where it is, it's unlikely many of the other first stringers get back on the field either.
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