Found August 31, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Marion Grice ran for three touchdowns, Taylor Kelly was efficient in his desert debut and Arizona State opened the Todd Graham era with a 63-6 rout over Northern Arizona Thursday night. The Sun Devils overwhelmed Northern Arizona from the opening kickoff, forcing three turnovers and running for five touchdowns while building a 42-0 halftime lead. Kelly, Arizona State's fourth quarterback in as many years, looked as he'd been under center all along, throwing for 247 yards and a touchdown. Cameron Marshall had two of Arizona State's seven rushing touchdowns, both in the first quarter, and the Sun Devils rolled up 554 yards of offense while scoring their most points since 2005. Arizona State just as dominant defensively, knocking out Northern Arizona's quarterback and leading rusher in the first half. It was a nice start for Graham, who wasn't the most popular choice to lead Arizona State after Dennis Erickson was fired. The high-octane Texan has been a winner nearly everywhere he has gone, but has a penchant for not sticking around, including a one-year stint at Pittsburgh before moving on to ASU. Graham soothed concerns about his commitment with an all-out charm blitz, shaking hands and speaking with as many ASU and supporters as he could. He gave the entire program a makeover, from the style of play to the look of the football offices. Graham also infused Arizona State with a much-needed jolt of discipline, turning what had been a freewheeling program into a yes-sir, no-sir operation. He stuck to his my-way-or-don't-play guns for the opener, sitting top receiver Jamal Miles and running back James Morrison for ''not meeting a team standard.'' Graham's grand plan created a buzz in the desert, giving the Sun Devils a profile they haven't had in a while. All that was left to do was win games. Facing NAU figured to be an easy start, even without Miles. The Lumberjacks are solid offensively, led by running back Zach Bauman and quarterback Cary Grossart, and are expected to be better defensively after coach Jerome Souers brought in 12 transfers. Still, the Sun Devils are bigger, faster and have more depth than Northern Arizona, which hasn't beaten an FBS opponent since 1987. It went about as expected. Led by Graham, sporting a sleeveless windbreaker in the desert heat and a telemarketer-style headset, the Sun Devils ran past and over the Lumberjacks on both sides of the ball. Kelly was sharp after winning a three-way battle as the starter that lasted late into fall camp, making good decisions while hitting 15 of 19 passes. When it came time to score, though, the Sun Devils went to the ground - a staple of Graham-led offenses. Marshall ran in a 9-yarder to cap Arizona State's first drive, becoming the fourth player in school history with 30 career rushing touchdowns. He made it 31 the next possession, diving in from 1 yard out on a fourth down. D.J. Foster followed with 1-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, and Grice added another to make it 35-0 midway through, set up by a 50-yard pass from Kelly to Rashad Ross. Arizona State's defense hammered Northern Arizona throughout the first half, knocking Bauman (head) and Grossart (knee) out in the second quarter while forcing three interceptions. Linebacker Brandon Magee, back after missing last season with a torn Achilles tendon, returned one of the picks 45 yards for a touchdown just before Grice's TD. Alden Darby later intercepted a pass by Chase Cartwright and returned it 50 yards, setting up Arizona State's fourth 1-yard TD run of the half, this one by quarterback Michael Eubank that made it 42-0. Arizona State had a 356-92 advantage in total yards in the first half and kept rolling in the second, getting a pair of 4-yard touchdowns from Grice and a 7-yard scoring pass from Kelly to Richard Smith.

Sun Devils' new era off to picture perfect start

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Todd Graham era at Arizona State could not have gotten off to much better of a start than it did Thursday. ASU blew out Northern Arizona 63-6, firing on all cylinders and displaying a discipline not seen at Sun Devil Stadium in any recent season. "I was really anxious to see, when we're standing on the sideline, just exactly how they would respond...

ASU overwhelms Northern Arizona in opener

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Marion Grice ran for three touchdowns, Taylor Kelly was efficient in his desert debut and Arizona State opened the Todd Graham era with a 63-6 rout over Northern Arizona Thursday night. The Sun Devils overwhelmed Northern Arizona from the opening kickoff, forcing three turnovers and running for five touchdowns while building a 42-0 halftime lead. Kelly, Arizona...

True freshmen make big impact in ASU debuts

TEMPE, Ariz. -- There was a lot to look for in Arizona State's season opener against Northern Arizona on Thursday night, but by the time ASU walked off the field with a 63-6 win, it was hard not to notice just how much the team's youth played a part in the victory. The Sun Devils played seven true freshmen in Thursday's game, including two starters, and for will continue...

Sun Devils ready for first game under Graham

Todd Graham has spent nine months giving Arizona State a makeover, re-energizing the team and its fan base by changing everything from the style of football the Sun Devils play to the style of the football offices. Now he finally gets a chance to lead them onto the field. After nearly a year of hype, the Todd Graham Era officially begins in the desert Thursday night, when the Sun...

Source: ASU's Miles out for team rules violation

Arizona State senior wide receiver Jamal Miles will not play in the team's season opener Thursday night after being ruled ineligible following a team rules violation. A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to on Thursday that Miles will not play against Northern Arizona. The absence will mark Miles' second straight missed game, as he did...

Graham content with team’s performance

Arizona State Head Coach Todd Graham’s tenure at ASU could not have gotten off to a better start. The Sun Devils’ convincing 63-6 win over Northern Arizona, an opponent ASU has had their share of difficulties with in the past, was pleasing both the coaches and the fans. As the Sun Devils pitched a 42-0 shutout by halftime, it quickly became clear that ASU was superior on all...

ASU displays potent offense, stingy defense

On your mark. Get set. Go! No, there wasn't a track meet at Sun Devil Stadium on Thursday night, but it sure felt like one. The Sun Devils, playing their first game under new Head Coach Todd Graham, jumped ahead of Northern Arizona early and never looked back, defeating the Lumberjacks 63-6 and putting Sun Devils fans at ease, at least for one week.

Highlights: Sun Devils pummel Lumberjacks

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ASU's Sophomore QB enjoyed a successful debut as a starter in the Sun Devils's 63-6 win over NAU, and following the contest he talked to Devils Digest's Alissa Parten about his performance.
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