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Charting ASU's offense: New Mexico edition

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We break down how and where Arizona State attacked the New Mexico Lobos last Saturday

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Aside from some bumpy moments in the second quarter, the Arizona State offense was in prime form, especially on the ground, and it is evident through their play chart.

The Sun Devils racked up 423 rushing yards, their most since their win over Arizona in 1996. The ASU attack was led by D.J. Foster, who ran for a career-high 213 yards and totaled 270 yards from scrimmage. He found his greatest success through the middle and to the left side of the Lobo defense.

There were some interesting notes through the air, star wideout Jaelen Strong had a quiet night, except for a dazzling touchdown grab in the third quarter. After not attempting a single pass over the middle in the opener, quarterback Taylor Kelly found some success in that area, highlighted by a 41-yard touchdown to the speedy Cameron Smith.

Check out the breakdown of how ASU attacked New Mexico and where they managed to find their greatest successes.

Passing

Taylor Kelly Game Totals: 11/20, 192 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

TARGET DOWNFIELD LEFT MIDDLE RIGHT
20+ Yards 0/0 2/2, 80 yards, TD 1/4, 24 yards, TD
10-19 1/1, 12 yards 0/1 0/3
1-9 3/3, 32 yards 1/2, 18 yards 2/2, 19 yards
0 - Behind LOS 0/0 1/2, 7 yards 0/0
TOTALS 4/4, 44 yards 4/7, 105 yards, TD 3/9, 43 yards, TD

Taylor Kelly Season to Date: 29/47, 430 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT

TARGET DOWNFIELD LEFT MIDDLE RIGHT
20+ Yards 1/3, 38 yards 2/2, 80 yards TD 3/9, 85 yards, TD
10-19 1/2, 12 yards 0/1 2/8, 34 yards
1-9 4/4 43 yards 1/2, 18 yards 3/3, 27 yards, TD
0 - Behind LOS 8/8, 64 yards 1/2, 7 yards 3/3, 22 yards
TOTALS 14/17, 157 yards 4/7, 105 yards, TD 11/23, 168 yards, 2 TD

ASU Team Game Totals: 12/21, 198 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

TARGET DOWNFIELD LEFT MIDDLE RIGHT
20+ Yards 0/0 2/2, 80 yards, TD 1/4, 24 yards, TD
10-19 1/1, 12 yards 0/1 0/3
1-9 3/3, 32 yards 1/2, 18 yards 2/2, 19 yards
0 - Behind LOS 0/0 1/2, 7 yards 1/1, 6 yards
TOTALS 4/4, 44 yards 4/7, 105 yards, TD 4/10, 49 yards, TD

ASU Team Season to Date: 36/60, 501 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT

TARGET DOWNFIELD LEFT MIDDLE RIGHT
20+ Yards 1/4, 38 yards 2/2, 80 yards, TD 3/9, 85 yards, TD
10-19 1/2, 12 yards 0/1 4/12, 61 yards, TD
1-9 4/5, 43 yards 1/2, 18 yards 5/7, 41 yards, TD
0 - Behind LOS 9/9, 86 yards 2/3, 9 yards 4/4, 28 yards
TOTALS 15/20, 179 yards 5/8, 107 yards 16/32, 215 yards, 3 TD

Rushing

D.J. Foster Game Totals: 19 carries, 216 yards, 11.4 YPC, 1 TD

LEFT MIDDLE RIGHT
5 runs, 103 yards 12 runs, 100 yards 2 runs, 13 yards
20.6 YPC 8.3 YPC, TD 6.5 YPC

D.J. Foster Season Totals: 34 carries, 363 yards, 10.7 YPC, 4 TD

LEFT MIDDLE RIGHT
7 runs, 118 yards 21 runs, 142 yards 6 runs, 103 yards
16.9 YPC 6.8 YPC, 3 TD 17.2 YPC, 1 TD

ASU Team Game Totals (excluding sacks): 47 runs, 423 yards, 9.0 YPC, 6 TD

LEFT MIDDLE RIGHT
9 runs, 134 yards 33 runs, 262 yards 5 runs, 27 yards
14.9 YPC 7.9 YPC, 6 TD 5.4 YPC

ASU Team Season to Date Totals (excluding sacks): 91 runs, 690 yards, 7.6 YPC, 10 TD

LEFT MIDDLE RIGHT
16 runs, 181 yards 61 runs, 351 yards 14 runs, 158 yards
11.3 YPC 5.8 YPC, 9 TD 11.3 YPC, 1 TD

Receiving

Jaelen Strong Game Totals: 3 receptions, 43 yards, 14.3 YPC

TARGET LEFT MIDDLE RIGHT
20+ 0 targets 0 targets 1 catch, 24 yards, TD, 2 targets
10-19 1 catch, 12 yards, 1 target 1 target 0 targets
1-9 0 targets 1 target 1 catch, 7 yards, 1 target
0 - Behind LOS 0 targets 0 targets 0 targets
TOTALS 1 catch, 12 yards, 1 target 2 targets 2 catches, 31 yards, TD, 3 targets

Jaelen Strong Season Totals: 13 receptions, 189 yards, 14.5 YPC, 1 TD

TARGET LEFT MIDDLE RIGHT
20+ 2 targets 0 targets 3 catches, 85 yards yards, TD, 5 targets
10-19 1 catch, 12 yards, 1 target 1 target 1 catch, 18 yards, 2 targets
1-9 1 catch, 11 yards, 1 target 1 target 1 catch, 7 yards, 1 target
0 - Behind LOS 5 catches, 47 yards, 5 targets 0 targets 1 catch, 9 yards, 1 target
TOTALS 7 catches, 70 yards, 9 targets 2 targets 6 catches, 119 yards, TD, 9 targets