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.
Scoring SummaryWashington: Bishop Sankey 1 yd run (Travis Coons kick)Arizona State: Zane Gonzalez 26 yd FGArizona State: Marion Grice 15 yd pass from Taylor Kelly (blocked XP)Arizona State: Zane Gonzalez 22 yd FGArizona State: Zane Gonzalez 36 yd FGArizona 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 FGArizona State: Zane Gonzalez 21 yd FGArizona 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)Team Statistics Arizona StateWashingtonTOTAL FIRST DOWNS3112TOTAL NET YARDS585212Total Plays9365Average Gain6.33.3NET YARDS RUSHING314-5Rushes5125Average per rush6.2-0.2NET YARDS PASSING271217Completions-attempted26-4216-40Sacked37Yards Lost-15-55TOTAL TURNOVERS21Interceptions10Fumbles Lost11OTHER Penalties48Penalty Yards3054Time of Possesion38:4021:20Punts411Punt Average39.7546.82Return Yards137161PassingArizona StateCMPATTYDSTDINTYDS/ATT Taylor Kelly2642271216.5WashingtonCMPATTYDSTDINTYDS/ATT Keith Price1639217205.6Cyler Miles010000.0RushingArizona StateATTYDSTDAVG Marion Grice2115827.5Taylor Kelly138426.5Deantre Lewis73905.6D.J. Foster52505.0R.J. Robinson2904.5Mike Bercovici1505.0 Team1-20-2.0Cameron Smith1-40-4.0WashingtonATTYDSTDAVG Bishop Sankey132211.7Cyler Miles21005.0John Ross1303.0Dwayne Washington1-40-4.0Kevin Smith1-100-10.0Keith Price7-260-3.7ReceivingArizona 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