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October 19, 2013

ASU dominates 53-24

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Taylor Kelly accounted for 352 yards and four touchdowns, Marion Grice scored three times and Arizona State's defense bottled up Washington's Bishop Sankey in a 53-24 win over the 20th-ranked Huskies on Saturday.

Arizona State (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) has struggled against the run the past two seasons and Sankey entered the game as the nation's leading rusher at nearly 150 yards per game.

The Sun Devils flipped the tables with a dominating defensive performance, limiting Sankey to 22 yards on 13 carries while holding the nation's eighth-best offense to 212 total yards.

Grice ran for 161 yards and added to his nation-leading scoring total with a spectacular touchdown catch and two more scores on the ground.

Kelly threw for 268 yards and two scores and Zane Gonzalez kicked four field goals in Arizona State's eighth straight win over Washington (4-3, 1-3).

The Huskies kept it close into the second half in losses to then-No. 5 Stanford and No. 2 Oregon, but were all but finished after being manhandled on both sides of the ball during Arizona State's 26-point second quarter.

Washington had minus-5 yards rushing on 25 carries and allowed seven sacks as quarterback Keith Price was knocked around all day. The Huskies' defense didn't hold up any better, giving up 585 total yards.

Washington appeared to be in good shape at the start, moving 60 yards in 11 plays for a 1-yard touchdown run by Sankey on its opening possession.

It was almost all Arizona State after that.

After settling for Gonzalez's first field goal in the first quarter, Grice opened the second with a spectacular touchdown, pulling down a one-handed, 15-yard pass while falling along the sideline. Gonzalez followed with two more field goals, Kelly scored on a 1-yard dive and the Sun Devils put together a quick-hitting drive in the final minute of the first half, capped by a 14-yard touchdown pass to Chris Coyle that put them up 29-7.

Good as Arizona State's offense was, its D was even better.

The Sun Devils clogged up all running lanes against Sankey, meeting him with multiple tacklers often before he even reached the line of scrimmage. He had 11 yards on nine carries at halftime.

Price didn't do much to offset the Huskies' ground struggles, getting several passes swatted down early and repeatedly overthrowing receivers while facing constant pressure.

Washington had 74 total yards on 36 plays and went three-and-out six times in the first half after doing it nine times the first six games combined.

The Huskies finally showed some life to start the second half with Kevin Smith catching a pass from Price over the middle and turning it into a 70-yard touchdown.

Turned out to be just a blip in the Sun Devils' runaway.

Arizona State answered with an 11-play, 77-yard scoring drive, capped by a spinning 1-yard touchdown run by Kelly. Grice followed with a 1-yard scoring run and another from 14 yards out to give him 18 touchdowns on the season and Arizona State a 53-24 lead.



Washington: Bishop Sankey 1 yd run (Travis Coons kick)
Arizona State: Zane Gonzalez 26 yd FG
Arizona State: Marion Grice 15 yd pass from Taylor Kelly (blocked XP)
Arizona State: Zane Gonzalez 22 yd FG
Arizona State: Zane Gonzalez 36 yd FG
Arizona State: Taylor Kelly 1 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
Arizona State: Chris Coyle 14 yd pass from Taylor Kelly (Zane Gonzalez kick)
Washington: Kevin Smith 70 yd pass from Keith Price (Travis Coons kick)
Arizona State: Taylor Kelly 1 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
Washington: Travis Coons 27 yd FG
Arizona State: Zane Gonzalez 21 yd FG
Arizona State: Marion Grice 1 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
Washington: Jenkins 20 yd pass from Keith Price (Travis Coons kick)
Arizona State: Marion Grice 14 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
Arizona StateWashington
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS3112
TOTAL NET YARDS585212
Total Plays9365
Average Gain6.33.3
NET YARDS RUSHING314-5
Rushes5125
Average per rush6.2-0.2
NET YARDS PASSING271217
Completions-attempted26-4216-40
Sacked37
Yards Lost-15-55
TOTAL TURNOVERS21
Interceptions10
Fumbles Lost11
OTHER
Penalties48
Penalty Yards3054
Time of Possesion38:4021:20
Punts411
Punt Average39.7546.82
Return Yards137161
Arizona StateCMPATTYDSTDINTYDS/ATT
Taylor Kelly2642271216.5
WashingtonCMPATTYDSTDINTYDS/ATT
Keith Price1639217205.6
Cyler Miles010000.0
Arizona StateATTYDSTDAVG
Marion Grice2115827.5
Taylor Kelly138426.5
Deantre Lewis73905.6
D.J. Foster52505.0
R.J. Robinson2904.5
Mike Bercovici1505.0
Team1-20-2.0
Cameron Smith1-40-4.0
WashingtonATTYDSTDAVG
Bishop Sankey132211.7
Cyler Miles21005.0
John Ross1303.0
Dwayne Washington1-40-4.0
Kevin Smith1-100-10.0
Keith Price7-260-3.7
Arizona StateATTYDSTDAVG
Kevin Ozier888011.0
Chris Coyle578115.6
D.J. Foster456014.0
Marion Grice43719.3
Jaelen Strong3702.3
De'Marieya Nelson1505.0
Frederick Gammage1000.0
WashingtonATTYDSTDAVG
Jaydon Mickens53907.8
Kasen Williams42606.5
Kevin Smith270135.0
Bishop Sankey126026.0
Joshua Perkins123023.0
Austin Seferian-Jenkins120120.0
John Ross1707.0
DiAndre Campbell1606.0


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