Scores

Final

N Arizona 6

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Arizona State 63

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: Pac-12 Network

10:30 PM ET, August 30, 2012

Sun Devil Stadium, TEMPE, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
NAU 0 0 6 06
ASU 14 28 7 1463

Top Performers

Passing: T. Kelly (ASU) - 247 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: M. Grice (ASU) - 14 CAR, 107 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: R. Smith (ASU) - 5 REC, 45 YDS, 1 TD

Arizona State pounds Northern Arizona, gives Todd Graham win in debut

Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. -- 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 was just as dominant defensively, knocking out Northern Arizona's quarterback and leading rusher in the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NAU
ASU
1st Downs1425
Total Yards237554
Passing149249
Rushing88305
Penalties4-554-30
3rd Down Conversions4-147-13
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers31
Possession29:4430:16

Passing Leaders

Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cartwright9/211276.012
Arizona StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kelly15/1924713.010

Rushing Leaders

Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
DeBoskie-Johnson15825.5034
Bauman870.9011
Arizona StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grice141077.6327
Foster8678.4124

Receiving Leaders

Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rickert24723.5035
Jahn12525.0025
Arizona StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Coyle26532.5049
Ross15050.0050

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNAUASU
TD11:26Cameron Marshall 9 Yd Run (Alex Garoutte Kick) 07
TD06:10Cameron Marshall 1 Yd Run (Alex Garoutte Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERNAUASU
TD13:19D.J. Foster 1 Yd Run (Alex Garoutte Kick) 021
TD11:12Brandon Magee 45 Yd Interception Return (Alex Garoutte Kick) 028
TD07:43Marion Grice 1 Yd Run (Alex Garoutte Kick) 035
TD04:25Michael Eubank 1 Yd Run (Alex Garoutte Kick) 042
THIRD QUARTERNAUASU
TD10:51Nick Cole 20 Yd Pass From Chase Cartwright (Pat Blocked) 642
TD01:06Richard Smith 7 Yd Pass From Taylor Kelly (Alex Garoutte Kick) 649
FOURTH QUARTERNAUASU
TD12:04Marion Grice 4 Yd Run (Alex Garoutte Kick) 656
TD06:06Marion Grice 4 Yd Run (Alex Garoutte Kick) 663