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En Fuego: The Arizona State University Sun Devils

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  1. VTEaZyE86

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    En Fuego: The Arizona State University Sun Devils


    First season: 1897
    Head coach: VTEaZyE86
    Record since taking over: 6-2 (4-1)
    Home stadium: Sun Devil Stadium
    Stadium capacity: 73,379
    Stadium surface: Grass
    Location: Tempe, Arizona
    Conference: Pac-10
    All-time record: 541–323–22
    Postseason bowl record: 12–11–1
    Conference titles: 16
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    Overall: 6-2
    Conference: 4-1
    Bowl Game and Result: N/A
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    Duel in the Desert
    vs. Arizona

    All-time: ARIZONA 45-36-1 since 1899 (when the series started) ... ASU 28-21-1 since 1958 (when ASU became a University)

  5. VTEaZyE86

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    2009 Season Preview

    Even Sparky was shocked after last year's 5-7 performance.

    PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Sun Devils look to rebound after last year's dismal 5-7 record and the firing of coach Dennis Erickson. New coach VTEaZyE86 looks to return the Sun Devils to their dominant form of the late 90s. Last year was the first time ASU didn't participate in a post-season game since 2003.

    On offense, one big hole that the coaching staff must fill is the loss of Rudy Carpenter at quarterback. Fifth-year senior Danny Sullivan is the front-runner, having been the backup the last two seasons and coming off a sharp spring. However, he still needs to close the deal. Sophomore Samson Szakacsy is a much better athlete and an intriguing option as elements of the zone-read option are installed. And true freshman Brock Osweiler has already exceeded expectations in his first spring with the program. Osweiler, however, is likely to redshirt, keeping the 6'8" signal caller off the field for 2009. Running back Dmitri Nance looks to carry the load for ASU in the trenches this year.

    On defense, cornerback Omar Bolden leads a stellar secondary. In a season full of disappointments for the Sun Devils, Bolden was one of the bigger ones. Following a Freshman All-American debut, the corner slumped as a sophomore, lacking consistency and allowing receivers to get behind him. The parts are in place for this to be one of the stingiest Arizona State defenses in well over a decade. However, the pass defense is susceptible to breakdowns, the one pressing weakness on the unit. If, however, Bolden can tap into his old form and lock down the other team’s best receiver, it’s going to be awfully tough navigating this Devil D. Senior DE Dexter Davis anchors the d-line and is probably the best player on the team. Maybe he has to play outside linebacker on Sundays, but for now, he’s a dynamite defensive end and one of the best pure pass rushers in America. Davis enters the 2009 season with a thick resume that includes 39 tackles for loss, 27.5 sacks, and eight forced fumbles. If he’s not accounted for at all times, he has the burst and finishing speed to blow up the other team’s gameplan.

    If Arizona State can fit the right pieces in the puzzle, they can make a run at USC and the Pac-10 championship. They are a dark horse to make a deep run in the conference and definitely look to return to post-season play this year.
  6. VTEaZyE86

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    2009 Schedule
    Key: HOME ... AWAY

    Week 1: at UL-Monroe ... 27-13 WIN
    Week 2: vs. Wisconsin ... 24-17 WIN
    Week 3: BYE
    Week 4: at Georgia ... 35-25 LOSS
    Week 5: vs. Oregon State ... 31-24 LOSS
    Week 6: at Washington State ... 48-0 WIN
    Week 7: vs. Washington ... 34-24 WIN
    Week 8: at Stanford ... 34-3 WIN
    Week 9: vs. Cal ... 34-16 WIN
    Week 10: vs. USC
    Week 11: at Oregon
    Week 12: at UCLA
    Week 13: vs. Arizona (Duel in the Desert)
  7. VTEaZyE86

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    Danny Sullivan named starting quarterback vs. UL-Monroe

    Sullivan, left, wins competition against Samson Szakacsy

    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona State head coach VTEaZyE86 named senior Danny Sullivan as the starting quarterback in the season opener when the Sun Devils travel to UL-Monroe. VTEaZyE86 also stated that although he's naming Sullivan as the starter for the opener, it does not mean that Samson Szakacsy has been made the back-up for the entire season.

    "[Danny] Sullivan will start against UL-Monroe. That means he'll take the first snap when the offense takes the field. Szakacsy could see time during the game and is still in the running to start against Wisconsin and any other game this season. Sullivan will need a great game against UL-Monroe to lock up the job for the year." ​

    Sullivan, who has played in 45 games with Arizona State, will make his first career start at UL-Monroe. Kick off for the game is scheduled for 7:00 EST. Sullivan appeared in all 12 games for the Sun Devils last year but was only 15/43 for 151 yards, including 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Szakacsy hasn't seen any playing time at ASU, redshirting in 2007 and serving as the third quarterback last season.

    The first year coach also made remarks about the other quarterbacks on the team.

    "Freshman Brock Osweiler will red-shirt this year. He's a great young talent and we want to save him this year, with the overwhelming upper-classmen talent. Steven Threet is our third quarterback to start the year. He [Threet] came into a tough situation this year and did a great job to start, but I just don't see him over Sullivan and Szakacsy at the moment." ​

    Steven Threet transfered from Michigan after the 2008 season. He has the most experience of all the quarterbacks on the team, starting 8 games for Michigan last season, going 100/202 for 1,105 yards, 9 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
  8. VTEaZyE86

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    Arizona State Sun Devils at UL-Monroe Warhawks


    7:00PM EST on FSN

    ASU: 0-0
    ULM: 0-0

    Last Game
    ULM: N/A
    ASU: N/A

    Kirk's Pick: ULM
    Lee's Pick: ASU

    The college football season kicks off in Monroe, LA as the Warhawks host the Arizona State Sun Devils at Malone Stadium. Last year, the Warhawks went 4-8 while competing the Sun Belt conference. The Sun Devils look to return to a bowl game this year, after a dismal 5-7 season and the firing of two-year coach Dennis Erickson. Danny Sullivan gets the start at quarterback for ASU, which will mark his first ever collegiate start. If he slips, however, coach VTEaZyE86 will not hesitate to place Samson Szakacsy under center.

    Look for ASU to struggle early on, out of the gate. Once the running game gets going, they won't have a problem putting points on the board.

    Final Score: ASU 35 .. ULM 14
  9. VTEaZyE86

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    Nance leads Sun Devils to victory over Warhawks

    Nance, seen here during warm-ups, scored twice against ULM

    MONROE, LA (AP) -- Senior Dmitri Nance carried the ball 23 times for 124 yards and two scores as the Arizona State Sun Devils defeated the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks 27-13. Nance scored the first and last touchdowns of the game which was closer than expected for first year coach VTEaZyE86.

    "I figured once we established the running game that the defense would be able to force some mistakes and allow us to control the tempo of the game. We did that in the first half but not in the second, not at all. ​

    ASU was up 17-0 at the half but allowed 13 unanswered points by the Warhawks in the 3rd quarter alone to make it a 1 possession game. The Sun Devils, led by Nance, were able to control the clock and score 10 points in the final 1:44.

    In his first career start, Danny Sullivan went 19/25 for 156 yards and a touchdown. He also had an interception that was thrown when he was hit from behind while releasing the ball. Coach VTEaZyE was pleased with Sullivan's performance and looks to continue to put the quarterback under center.

    "He didn't do anything wrong and he managed the game wel. He was able to get the ball to 7 different guys out there and did a great job. He managed the blitz well all day and really ate some clock in the 4th."​

    Senior TE Jovan Williams led the Sun Devils in receiving with 8 catches for 91 yards and a score while sophomore Josh Jordan led the team with 8 tackles. Fellow sophomore Lawrence Guy, a defensive end, had 6 tackles (5 TFL) and 2 sacks.

    On a sour note, the injury bug caught both teams Saturday night. The Sun Devils lost WR Kerry Taylor for 6 weeks with a broken tailbone. The Warhawks lost starting QB Trey Revell for the game with a shoulder strain. Luckily for the Warhawks, freshman Jonathan Morvant stepped in and was 13/23 for 141 yards and 2 scores.

    Up next for ASU is their home opener against the University of Wisconsin Badgers. Kick-off is scheduled for 3:30PM EST.
  10. VTEaZyE86

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    Wisconsin Badgers at Arizona State Sun Devils


    3:30PM EST on ABC (in Arizona/Wisconsin), ESPN (for the rest of the country)

    Wisconsin: 1-0
    ASU: 1-0

    Last Game
    Wisconsin: 27-9 W vs. Northern Illinois
    ASU: 27-13 W at UL-Monroe

    Kirk's Pick: ASU
    Lee's Pick: Wisconsin

    Arizona State opens up Sun Devil Stadium for the 2009 season when they host the Wisconsin Badgers in an out of conference match-up. ASU looks to build on the momentum they created in the season opener last week at UL-Monroe. Dmitri Nance led the way with 124 yards and 2 scores as ASU defeated the Warhawks 27-13. Wisconsin also arrives to this match-up at 1-0, after defeating Northern Illinois 27-9 in their home opener. Dmitri Nance looks for another 100 yard game while Lawrence Guy and Dexter Davis look to build on their stellar run defense they showed last week.

    With both teams looking to make statements this season, the running games will be tested by both defenses. The Sun Devil crowd and weather should play a key factor to help the Sun Devils move to 2-0.

    Final Score: ASU 20 .. Wisconsin 17
  11. VTEaZyE86

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    Nance carries Sun Devils to comeback win over Wisconsin
    Nance, 31, celebrates the game winning TD

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Dmitri Nance scored 3 touchdowns as Arizona State (2-0) erased a 17-3 halftime deficit to win 24-17 over the Wisconsin Badgers. Nance carried the ball 37 times for 186 yards and 3 scores, all coming in the 2nd half.

    Wisconsin (1-1) had the Sun Devils in a big hole in the 2nd quarter. After leading 7-0 after 1, the Badgers outscored ASU 10-3 to end the first half. The dagger seemed to be placed in Sun Devils when safety Jay Valai picked off Danny Sullivan and returned it 89 yards for a touchdown. The Sun Devils were trying to score before halftime but quickly saw their hopes at a W diminish when Sullivan was intercepted.

    "It was a bad pass. I regretted throwing it once I let it go. But that's the game. You make a wrong read every now and then." - Danny Sullivan​

    Wisconsin could have put ASU away in the 3rd after Sullivan's second interception but the Sun Devil offense created a fumble and Dmitri Nance kept their hopes at a win alive. Nance finished off the drive with 1:10 remaining in the 3rd with his 1st score of the game.

    "Nance was all over the place. That fumble he caused after Danny's second INT was huge. He gave us the ball back with a fresh set of downs and kept the drive going." - ASU coach VTEaZyE86​

    Once Nance got going in the 2nd half, he could not be stopped. He continued to pick away at the Wisconsin defense and keeping them on the field. With 3 minutes to play in the ballgame, Nance got in for another touchdown from 3 yards out, tying the ballgame at 17. The ASU defense made a huge stop on 3rd down and forced Wisconsin to punt with 2:21 to go.

    ASU head coach VTEaZyE refused to pass after a great punt return gave the Sun Devils great field position. With 50 seconds remaining, on a 3rd and short play, Nance bounced off a would-be tackler and ran 30 yards for the score that gave the Sun Devils the lead and the win. It was his 37th carry of the day and gave the nation a good look at the senior from Fort Worth, TX.

    Next week, Arizona State travels to Georgia for their final out-of-conference game of the season. Kick-off is scheduled for 8:30PM EST and it will be nationally broadcasted on ESPN.

    (NOTE: For some reason, the game didn't "count" the game winning touchdown by Dmitri Nance. It was a lil over 30 yards and was scored within the last minute of the game. I added the score and 30 yards to his count. Don't know if the dynasty will count that in when we advance or not. GREAT game by G-Force. He handled me early and I somehow managed to come from behind to win.)
  12. controllerabuser

    controllerabuser Purple People Eaters

    Jul 6, 2009

    so did you guys check the dynasty headquarters? i hope you got the win.. otherwise i'll have to sim it till you do lol...
  13. VTEaZyE86

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    Yea, the score says I won. The scoring summary doesn't have the touchdown listed but it does have the last touchdown counted in the score. It's really strange how it shows up in the score, yet the stats aren't there.
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    Arizona State Gets First Commitment of the Season

    TEMPE, AZ (AP) -- Arizona State received their first commit in the 2010 class as kicker Charles Cole signed his letter of intent today. Cole, who is from Prescott, AZ, decided to become a Sun Devil during week 1 of the season. He was looking at UCLA, Wisconsin, Penn State, and Cal also but ultimately decided to attend Arizona State University. Cole has been ranked #3 among kickers in the class of 2010 and is considered an accurate kicker, with B- power and accuracy. His 4 star ranking give ASU one of the higher rated players available. Head coach VTEaZyE86 is very pleased to have his first commit out of the way.

    "Yea its nice to get that first one. Makes the rest of the guys easier to sign. Hopefully it will lead to bigger and better players coming to Tempe to play."​

    Cole is expected redshirt next year, unless junior kicker Thomas Weber decides to leave school early.
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    Arizona State Sun Devils at Georgia Bulldogs

    8:30PM EST on ESPN

    Georgia: 1-2 (1-1)
    ASU: 2-0

    Last Game
    Georgia: 33-10 W at Arkansas
    ASU: 24-17 W vs. Wisconsin

    Kirk's Pick: Arizona State
    Lee's Pick: Arizona State

    This is the second meeting in the home-home contract between the two schools. Last year, at Sun Devil Stadium, Georgia scored 21 second-quarter points on their way to a 27-10 win. This year, the Sun Devils travel to Athens to face the Bulldogs. They won't have to worry about Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno this time around, as both went to the NFL. Last week, Arizona State scored 21 unanswered points in the 2nd half to defeat the Wisconsin Badgers in their home opener. The Bulldogs are on an unfamiliar slide, losing their first 2 games of the season. They got crushed by Oklahoma State 34-3 in the opener and lost the SEC opener vs. South Carolina 24-19. They bounced back last week with a win at Arkansas 33-10.

    Georgia has the 108th ranked defense in the country while Arizona State has the worst offense. Both look to flip the standings, but only one can come out on top. Dmitri Nance shows his star power again, this time in a national spotlight as the Arizona State evens the series with Georgia.

    Final Score: ASU 24 .. Georgia 20
  16. VTEaZyE86

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    Georgia pounds Arizona State 35-25

    Sophmore WR AJ Green had 3 catches for 72 yards and a TD

    ATHENS, GA (AP) -- AJ Green and Caleb King, two sophomore sensations for the Georgia Bulldogs (2-2), helped dominate the Arizona State Sun Devil defense on their way to a 35-25 victory. The win evens Georgia's record on the year and sweeps the home-home series with ASU.

    Caleb King had 29 carries for 143 yards while AJ Green had 3 catches for 72 yards, including a 35 yard catch on the opening play to set the tone for the game. Another sophomore, quarterback Logan Gray, contributed to the cause by going 10/19 for 178 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT.

    Arizona State was shut down to start, quickly falling down 14-0 in the first quarter. By the midway point of the 3rd, however, the Sun Devils (2-1) had scored 17 unanswered points to lead the game 17-14. But Green's TD catch with 2:54 to play in the 4th shifted the momentum back and a 4th down stop by the defense in the redzone sealed Arizona State's faith.

    Dmitri Nance, who had exploded for over 300 yards in the first two games, was virtually shut down. He carried the ball 22 times for only 69 yards and didn't find the endzone at all. Danny Sullivan was the lone bright spot for ASU, byt going 18/31 for 168 yards and 3 scores. Kyle Williams did his part to bring the team back with 134 yards in kick returns and a touchdown catch of 11 yards.

    Next week, Arizona State opens up the Pac-10 schedule as they host Oregon State and their first year coach, imafan51.
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    Arizona State Drops 2nd Straight; 31-24 Loss to Oregon State

    Gerell Robinson runs in the lone offensive touchdown for ASU

    TEMPE, Az (AP) -- Arizona State came back from a 21-0 first half deficit to tie the game at 24 but a late interception by Danny Sullivan started a game-winning drive for Oregon State as they hung on to win 31-24 at Sun Devil Stadium.

    Arizona State, starting to become the Cardiac Kids, were down 21-0 quickly in the first quarter. Coach VTEaZyE86 kept his composure and went into full-pass mode to start the comeback. Halfback Dmitri Nance was shut down again for the 2nd game in a row, having only 11 carries for 9 yards. Danny Sullivan attempted a career high 39 passes, completing 26 of them for 269 yards. He also added a score and 3 interceptions, which were thrown while ASU was attempting their comeback.

    Sophmore Gerell Robinson had a monster game at wide receiver, catching 8 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown. Senior Chris McGaha added 7 catches for 68 yards to the cause. In total, Sullivan was able to move the ball around to 8 different receivers.

    After taking the team to half down 24-10, the Sun Devil defense stepped it up to start the 3rd quarter. Mike Nixon had an interception, which he returned 41 yards for a touchdown to put ASU back in the ballgame at 24-17. A few drives later, OSU halfback Jaquizz Rogers was stripped by sophmore Thomas Ohmart and was picked up by senior LB Travis Goethel. Goethel took it 40 yards for another defensive touchdown to tie the game up. 2nd year freshman Deveron Carr picked off Kyle Moevao a 2nd time and gave ASU the ball in the redzone but a Sullivan interception on 1st and Goal ended the drive.

    Arizona State will look to right the ship next week as they travel to Washington State. Kick off is scheduled for 3:30PM EST
  18. VTEaZyE86

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    Sun Devils return to winning ways, defeat Washington State 48-0

    Kyle Williams returns a punt 75 yards for a touchdown

    PUTNAM, Wash. (AP) -- Arizona State scores 38 first half points in route to a 48-0 shutout of Washington State.

    The Sun Devils (3-2, 1-1) really poured it on in the 2nd quarter. After going up 14-0 after 1, the defense and special teams took over. Early in the quarter, linebacker Mike Nixon picked off a pass and returned it 56 yards for a touchdown. After a field goal to make it 24-0, Kyle Williams returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown to officially make the game a rout. After losing 2 in a row, head coach VTEaZyE86 was very pleased with the outcome.

    "We've gone down early these past few games. We've battled back to make it close but just couldn't put it away when we had the chance. This time, we jumped on them early, poured it on them, and never let up. That's the squad we need to make this Pac-10 season interesting."​

    The injury bug bit the Sun Devil in the 3rd quarter as backup running back Shaun DeWitty tore a pectoral muscle, which will put him out for 2-3 weeks. Dmitri Nance also got hurt but he expects to be back next week, once his bruised ribs heal. Before the injury, Nance had 22 carries for 84 yards and a score. These two injuries, putting the top 2 backs out of the game, left the duty to Ryan Bass to carry the ball. Bass finished the game with 13 carries for 30 yards and a touchdown in the 4th quarter

    Danny Sullivan really showed why he is the starting quarterback for ASU, going 16/20 for 220 yards and 2 scores. He kept the turnover sheet clean by throwing no interceptions. He hooked up with his favorite receiver, TE Jovon Williams, 7 times for 100 yards and 2 scores. Gerell Robinson also kept his momentum going with 3 catches for 52 yards and a score.

    Next week, Arizona State returns home to face Washington. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00PM EST.
  19. VTEaZyE86

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    Washington Huskies at Arizona State Sun Devils


    8:00PM EST on FSN

    [color=#E1CW96]Washington: 2-4 (1-2)[/COLOR]
    ASU: 3-2 (1-1)

    Last Game
    [color=#E1CW96]Washington: 13-7 L vs. Arizona[/COLOR]
    ASU: 48-0 W at Washington State

    Kirk's Pick: [color=#E1CW96]Washington[/COLOR]
    Lee's Pick: Arizona State

    Arizona State has been involved in some tough battles this year, but when they travel to Washington this week, they have another winnable game. Last week, after being frustrated in the two game slide, the Sun Devils bounced back and trounced the Washington State Cougars 48-0. QB Danny Sullivan has really played well for ASU, proving that he is the man for the job. Washington, however, is on a skid of late. Since their 55-0 win over Idaho, Washington has dropped 3 out of 4 games, losing to USC, Notre Dame and Arizona. Although they are 2-4, they have 2 more wins than last year's 0-12 squad.

    Arizona State continues their roll, in the middle of the cupcakes of the Pac-10 swing. Dmitri Nance rumbles on the ground while Danny Sullivan balances the attack through the air. Dexter Davis and Mike Nixon lead the defense to another stellar performance.

    Final Score: ASU 38 .. [color=#E1CW96]Washington 10[/COLOR]

  20. VTEaZyE86

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    Arizona State wins a nail biter 34-24 over Washington

    Omar Bolden, #3, celebrates with Terrell Carr after a pick-6

    TEMPE, Az. (AP) -- Arizona State had to wait until 10 seconds to go in the game before they knew they had the win locked up. A 55 yard interception return by Omar Bolden for a touchdown put the icing on the cake as the Sun Devils (4-2, 2-1) pulling out a victory against the Washington Huskies 34-24.

    Arizona State controlled the first half of the ball game, taking a 16-10 lead to the half. Washington, however, had other plans, as they briefly took the lead 17-16 in the 3rd quarter. Danny Sullivan was confident as he took back possession and led his offense down the field to regain the lead on a Dmitri Nance 3 yard touchdown run.

    With the lead by 5, coach VTEaZyE86 had an important decision to make. With a 22-17 lead, an extra point makes it only a 6 point game and Washington could score a touchdown and possibly win the game on a mere extra point. VTEaZyE decided to roll the dice and go for 2 to make it a 7 point margin.

    "We decided to go for 2 in that situation and it paid off. We called a play-action pass out of the shotgun so Danny could have as much time as possible for a pass. We figured they'd overload the middle and bring a heavy rush, anticipating the run. Danny showed his experience and why he deserves to be the starter when he tucked it and ran it in. Great job by the line and great instincts by Danny."​

    Sullivan continued to shine at the helm of the offense by going 21/30 for 301 yards and 1 score. He also rushed 5 times for 24 yards, not including his 2 point conversion scramble.

    Dandre Goodwin really torched the Arizona State secondary, by catching 2 touchdown passes of 68 and 84 yards. The latter was in the 4th quarter to lock the game up at 24. Arizona State converted a huge screen pass to Dmitri Nance, who had 146 total yards on the day, to set up the game winning 29 yard field goal by Thomas Weber (his 4th of the game) with 58 seconds left. Washington quickly moved into Arizona State territory and still had a timeout at their disposal with less than 20 seconds left. That's when Omar Bolden stepped in.

    Washington QB Jake Locker snapped the ball and dropped back and quickly threw to Dandre Goodwin, hoping for his 3rd big play of the game. ASU sensed this and had Goodwin double covered, by Terrell Carr and Bolden. All 3 jumped for the high pass and Bolden came down with it. After spinning out of a halfhearted arm tackle by Goodwin, Bolden returned it 54 yards for the score and to clinch victory for the Sun Devils.

    Arizona State travels to Stanford (0-6) next weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for ....

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    Arizona State continues roll with 34-3 win at Stanford

    TE Jovon Williams has become the top target in ASU passing game

    STANFORD, Cal. (AP) -- Jovon Williams had a career high 146 yards receiving and Omar Bolden put another game on ice as the Arizona State Sun Devils won their 3rd straight game with a 34-3 win at Stanford.

    Danny Sullivan was able to connect with Jovon Williams 5 times for 146 yards and a touchdown, which was a 65 yard pass. Sullivan finished the game 13/19 for 245 yards and 3 touchdowns. The only disappointing stat of the day was Sullivan's 3 interceptions. Gerell Robinson and Chris McGatha caught the other 2 touchdowns from Sullivan, both inside of 20 yards.

    Omar Bolden was able to ice the game for a 2nd week in a row. With less than 10 seconds to go, freshman QB Andrew Luck threw a floater into triple coverage. Bolden was able to make a leaping grab at the ASU 8 and return it 92 yards to end the half and put the Sun Devils up 17-0 at the half.

    With the win today, Arizona State is now one win away from bowl eligibility, a feat they failed to achieve last season. Also, with this win, they match last season's win total with 5 games remaining.

    Arizona State looks to continue its winning streak as they return home to host California. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:45.
  22. VTEaZyE86

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    Arizona State cruises over Cal 34-16

    Danny Sullivan led the Sun Devils to a huge Pac-10 victory

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona State Sun Devils became bowl eligible for the first time since 2007 with a 34-16 victory over the Cal Golden Bears at Sun Devil Stadium.

    Danny Sullivan has been on a roll recently and continued against Cal (2-6, 1-4). He was 16/20 for 141 yards and 2 scores. He didn't turn the ball over once and managed a great game at home. His touchdown throws to Gerell Robinson and Chris Coyle both came in the 2nd quarter when ASU took the game over.

    With 1:15 to go in the first half, ASU (6-2, 4-1) started a drive from their own 30, down 10-7. Sullivan made quick, safe passes to open receivers, leading to a first and goal from the 4. Out of the shotgun, Sullivan hit a diving Robinson in the endzone to put the Sun Devils ahead for good.

    The third quarter saw Dmitri Nance pick up his touchdown on the ground, adding to his 114 yards for the game, and Omar Bolden put away his 3rd game in as many weeks. With 30 seconds to go, he picked off a Brock Mansion pass and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown. This is also the 3rd week in a row he's had an interception return of over 55 yards that ended with a touchdown.

    ASU coach VTEaZyE86 is very pleased where his team is heading as they host #2 USC next weekend.

    "I really think we've got a shot next week. They've got a good squad at USC but they've been on the ropes a lot this year. Washington State and Oregon State nearly got them at home and they've had some tough road trips. This will be their "trap game", so to speak. This team is the hottest team in the conference right now and we're gonna show the country what Arizona State is all about."​

    VTEaZyE sure gave Pete Carroll and the Trojans a lot of bulletin board material in his post-game. The game should have huge implications in the Pac-10 championship race. Kickoff for this monumental clash is set for 9:00PM EST and will be covered on ESPN2.
  23. VTEaZyE86

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    #1 Southern California Trojans at Arizona State Sun Devils

    9:00PM EST on ESPN2

    USC: 8-0 (5-0)
    ASU: 6-2 (4-1)

    Last Game
    USC: 45-28 W at Oregon
    ASU: 34-16 W vs. Cal

    Kirk's Pick: ??
    Lee's Pick: ??

    In a game that has huge Pac-10 championship implications, the USC Trojans travel to Tempe, Arizona to face the Arizona State Sun Devils. With the loss by Oregon State last week to UCLA, the winner of this game becomes the outright leader of the conference.

    Last year, the Trojans shut out Arizona State 28-0 in Los Angeles, which increased their win streak to 9 over the Sun Devils. Although they didn't score, the Sun Devils were able to pick off Mark Sanchez 3 times but couldn't stop Joe McKnight's running attack, as he piled up 141 yards. Unfortunately for USC, both of those players have since left the school.

    Of the returning starters, Dmitri Nance had the most impact. He had 64 yards on the ground and 34 yards receiving. Danny Sullivan was picked twice and USC's CJ Gable had 30 yards on 7 carries. These returning players look to take the game over this year for both teams.

    Arizona State has won 4 in a row, led by senior quarterback Sullivan, who has thrown for over 1600 yards and 13 scores so far. Junior running back Nance is averaging 90 yards a game on the ground while Omar Bolden has been on fire for the Sun Devil defense. USC is led by first year starter Aaron Corp on offense while Gable carries the load in the backfield.

    The ultimate question will be can the Arizona State Sun Devils crack the top 10 defense of USC. The offense hasn't been as high powered as it has been in recent years but they still seem to click when needed.

    Both teams come out the gate slow. The Trojans find opponent territory first but can't mount anything. ASU should be able to work the intermediate passing game, while Dmitri Nance doesn't get going until midway through the 3rd quarter. Aaron Corp will be the offense for the Trojans, as Gable will be contained by the d-line of the Sun Devils. But, a late mistake by Corp leads to Omar Bolden continuing his streak with an interception return for a touchdown in his 4 straight game.

    Final Score: ASU 27 .. USC 24

  24. DC

    DC Shake n Bake

    Jul 22, 2009
    man ive got to give u props for the wrk u do on these previews and summaries ....excellent work
  25. VTEaZyE86

    VTEaZyE86 Guest

    Sun Devils Rebound; Dominate UCLA 38-7

    Dimitri Nance takes a handoff from Danny Sulilvan

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Arizona State wins its second game in a row after their crushing defeat to USC as they dominate UCLA 38-7 at the Rose Bowl.

    Arizona State came out the gates slow but quickly poured on the heat, starting late in the first quarter. After a 1 yard touchdown run by Jovon Williams, the Sun Devils (8-3, 6-2) scored 21 in the second quarter.

    Williams scored again, this time catching a 36 yard pass from Danny Sullivan early in the 2nd. Dimitri Nance answered with his lone touchdown of the game from 10 yards out, two and a half minutes after Williams scored. Then, late in the half, Josh Jordan made a huge hit on returner Terrance Austin, forced a fumble and ran it 14 yards for the third score of the quarter. This made the game 28-0 and officially made the game a route.

    "Our team looked real good today. We hit a road block with USC [41-17 loss at home] but we've come out strong since. We handled Oregon last week [27-11 win on the road] and dominated UCLA today. It's a great way to head to the final game of the year against a rival in Arizona." - Coach VTEaZyE86​

    Sullivan ended the game 9/11 for 177 yards and a touchdown. He had a season-high quarterback rating of 246.9. Nance had yet another 100 yard game, 113 on 30 carries to be exact, leaving him 62 yards shy of 1000 in his first full season as the starter.

    Next week, Arizona State returns home to face the Arizona Wildcats, in the Duel in the Desert. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30PM EST and is to be broadcast on ESPN2.

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