Posted September 18, 2012 on
Following the first loss of the season for Arizona State, many came away impressed with how the team continued to fight and rally in the second half. The second half charge on offense was led by starting quarterback Taylor Kelly, who was able to shake off a slow start and come close to leading the Sun Devils to an improbable comeback.
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Much like his first two seasons at Arizona State, Taylor Kelly's first two quarters against Missouri last week did little to inspire confidence.
The third-year sophomore started the game 1 for 8 passing for six yards, threw an interception that led to a touchdown and seemed rattled by a loud road atmosphere. Two quarters later, he had two head coaches singing...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Arizona State coach Todd Graham has harped on three things almost since the day he arrived in Tempe: ball protection, discipline and special teams.
The Sun Devils failed on all three counts in a road loss to Missouri over the weekend.
After two easy wins to open the season, Arizona State...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- FOX Sports NEXT caught up with Arizona State senior linebacker Brandon Magee after practice on Wednesday to discuss bouncing back from the Sun Devils' loss at Missouri, Magee's personal performance and role as a leader, the team's upcoming opponent, and more.
There is no question that the ASU wide receivers had an especially rough outing in the 24-20 loss to Missouri. One of the members of that group, Kevin Ozier, says that the lessons learned from that contest can certainly help the Sun Devils bounce back as they prepare for the Utah game and the beginning of Pac-12 play.
On a defense that has already showcased several playmakers this year, one of the pleasant surprises of that group has been Junior College transfer Chris Young. Coming into fall camp as a safety, it took Chris Young some time to convert to the “spur” hybrid linebacker position with the Sun Devils. Now that he has settled in at the position the results are speaking for themselves.
Following a tough loss on the road against Missouri, the Arizona State Sun Devils look to bounce back as they open PAC-12 play against Utah. Defensive Coordinator Paul Randolph talked with Devils Digest about the keys to stopping the Utah’s offense, as well as the performance of some of his players this far in the season.
There is never an easy way to take a loss. Period. This game had its moments and was filled with just about every type of test a football team will see on the road. Adversity was presented to the Sun Devils from the opening kickoff and did not go away until the clock ran down. Arizona State coming into Saturday’s game had played well on all cylinders and really done so with elite execution.
The season may be just three weeks old, but Utah has already endured more than its fair share of turmoil. Nonetheless, what challenges do they still pose for Arizona State? Devils Digest invited InsidetheUtes.com Publisher Brian Swinney to answer those questions and others by Sparky’s Huddle members on the Sun Devils’ next opponent.