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ASU Football: Wednesday practice notebook

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The Sun Devils are battling injuries just over halfway through the campaign.

NCAA Football: Arizona State at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona State Sun Devils continued preparation for this weekend’s matchup against the Washington State Cougars with a Wednesday practice session at the Kajikawa Practice Fields. The team worked through tackle and tempo drills in front of media.

Manny Wilkins again on side

The Sun Devils’ starting quarterback worked on the side for the second straight day, once again donning full padding while wearing black athletic shoes in favor of cleats. During team tempo period, Wilkins watched from several yards behind the line of scrimmage.

Left guard Sam Jones in walking boot

The Sun Devils’ starting left guard was once again in a protective walking boot Wednesday, and was unable to participate in practice. Jones suffered an injury during the latter stages of ASU’s loss at Colorado last week.

Kareem Orr back, Armand Perry limited, Cameron Smith to Muscle Beach

Starting cornerback Kareem Orr and starting safety Armand Perry stretched with the team on Wednesday.

Orr (right knee) was wearing a black sleeve over his right leg, which was braced over his knee. He fully participated and took part in the team’s tempo period.

Perry (right leg) worked through stretches with the team, however was limited and did not end up participating in team tempo.

Cornerback Maurice Chandler was wearing a protective brace over his left leg.

Receiver Cameron Smith was limited today, and worked on the side at Muscle Beach during drill periods.

Linebacker Christian Sam and offensive lineman Tyson Rising were both on Muscle Beach.

Nose tackle Ami Latu is no longer wearing a protective brace over his right knee.

Team Tempo Period

First-Team Offense

Dillon Sterling-Cole (QB); Demario Richard (RB); N’Keal Harry (WR), Jalen Harvey (WR), Tim White (slot), Raymond Epps (TE/H-back); Evan Goodman (LT), Stephon McCray (LG), AJ McCollum (C), Quinn Bailey (RG), Zach Robertson (RT)

First-Team Defense

Tashon Smallwood (DL), Ami Latu (DL), JoJo Wicker (DL); Koron Crump (LB), DJ Calhoun (LB), Salamo Fiso (LB); Laiu Moeakiola (SPUR), Gump Hayes (FC), Kareem Orr (BC), Marcus Ball (BS), Chad Adams (FS)

Possession Summary

First series

  • Richard inside run
  • Fumbled snap; Crump recovery, TD

Second series

  • Sterling-Cole INT, Calhoun TD

Second-Team Offense

Jack Smith (QB); Nick Ralston (RB); Jay Jay Wilson (TE/H-back); Ellis Jefferson (WR), Ryan Jenkins (WR), Fred Gammage (slot); Cohl Cabral (LT), Steven Miller (LG), Tyler McClure (C), Alex Losoya (RG), scout team member (RT)

Second-Team Defense

Renell Wren (DL), George Lea (DL), Edmond Boateng (DL); Malik Lawal (LB), Carlos Mendoza (LB), Khaylan Thomas (LB); Dasmond Tautalatiasi (SPUR), Bryson Echols (BC), James Johnson (FS)

Note: was unable to identify players at safety, field corner.

Possession Summary

  • Ralston inside run
  • Smith scramble, gain
  • Smith complete Gammage short
  • Smith incomplete
  • Smith complete Gammage short
  • Smith complete Gammage short (RPO), TD