Scores

Final

UL Monroe 14

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Arizona State 38

(2-0, 2-0 home)

10:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Sun Devil Stadium, TEMPE, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
ULM 0 7 0 714
ASU 14 10 14 038

Top Performers

Passing: D. Sullivan (ASU) - 220 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Nance (ASU) - 17 CAR, 82 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Williams (ASU) - 8 REC, 129 YDS

Arizona St. puts on show in tuneup for Georgia

Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Omar Bolden returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown and picked off a pass, and Arizona State routed Louisiana-Monroe 38-14 on Saturday night in a tuneup for its trip to Georgia.

Playing in a half-empty Sun Devil Stadium, Arizona State (2-0) turned in another strong defensive performance, with Travis Goethel also intercepting a pass. The Sun Devils have limited teams from the Big Sky and Sun Belt Conferences to a total of 17 points.

Trey Revell completed 10 of 23 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns but also threw two interceptions for the Warhawks (1-2).

Arizona State visits No. 23 Georgia next weekend, then opens Pac-10 play against Oregon State on Oct. 3.

Bolden's TD return was the 14th in ASU history and its first since 2007, when Rudy Burgess took one back 98 yards against USC. It was the second time in three games that the Warhawks had given up a kickoff return for a score.

Six minutes after Bolden's jaunt, the Sun Devils took a 14-0 lead on a 1-yard run by Dimitri Nance. The 14 first-quarter points tied for the most in coach Dennis Erickson's 27 games at Arizona State; ASU scored a total of 22 points in the first quarter last year.

The Warhawks trimmed the lead to 14-7 on a 14-yard pass from Revell to Darrell McNeal midway through the second quarter.

Arizona State responded with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Danny Sullivan to Chris McGaha, and Bobby Wenzig hit a field goal to give the Sun Devils a 24-7 halftime lead.

After Louisiana-Monroe fumbled a punt, Nance scored again from a yard out early in the third quarter to stretch ASU's lead to 31-7.

Sullivan, making his second college start, completed 19 of 31 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown, and he scored on a 1-yard sneak.

Nance rushed 17 times for 82 yards, and Kyle Williams caught eight passes for 129 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULM
ASU
1st Downs1415
Total Yards262338
Passing126220
Rushing136118
Penalties5-5012-122
3rd Down Conversions5-137-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers30
Possession27:3132:29

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Revell10/231265.522
Arizona StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sullivan19/312207.110

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Goodin15624.1013
Revell8546.8037
Arizona StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nance17824.8213
Bass6355.8013

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeRECYDSAVGTDLG
McNeal45012.5120
McCoy12323.0023
Arizona StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams812916.1044
McGaha6488.0117

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULMASU
TD14:48Omar Bolden 89 Yd Kickoff Return (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 07
TD08:21Dimitri Nance 1 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERULMASU
TD07:57Darrell McNeal 14 Yd Pass From Trey Revell (Radi Jabour Kick) 714
TD05:59Chris McGaha 9 Yd Pass From Danny Sullivan (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 721
FG00:37Bobby Wenzig 24 Yd 724
THIRD QUARTERULMASU
TD07:59Dimitri Nance 1 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 731
TD00:35Danny Sullivan 1 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 738
FOURTH QUARTERULMASU
TD01:03Anthony McCall 4 Yd Pass From Trey Revell (Radi Jabour Kick) 1438