GAMEDAY College Football

Arizona State 28, Stanford 10

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Sports Writer

TEMPE, Ariz. - Deandre Pierce scored a 27-yard touchdown on a lateral off an interception and No. 22 Arizona State rode its explosive run game to a 28-10 win over Stanford.

The Sun Devils (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) exploited one of the nation's worst run defenses, racking up 255 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Jayden Daniels provided the balance, throwing for 175 yards and running for 76 more, including a 51-yard touchdown.

Stanford (3-3, 2-2) had no answer for Arizona State's run game and became one dimensional offensively after falling behind, limited to 9 yards rushing on 20 carries.

Tanner McKee threw for 356 yards and a touchdown, but had his first three interceptions of the season. Pierce scored in the third quarter after Jack Jones stepped in front of a receiver for an interception and lateralled just before hitting the ground.

Both teams were coming off big wins.

Stanford took down Oregon 31-24 by sending the game to overtime with a touchdown on an untimed final play of regulation.

Arizona State picked up one of its biggest wins under coach Herm Edwards, knocking off then-No. 20 UCLA 42-23.

The Sun Devils kept rolling against the Cardinal with an onslaught of big plays.

Daniels scrambled through a hole up the middle, ran away from two Stanford defenders who collided and raced off for a 51-yard touchdown run on Arizona State's opening drive.

Raachad White scored on a 5-yard run, one play after leaping a defender for a 29-yard gain. The Sun Devils pulled off consecutive trick plays covering 54 yards, the second Elijhah Badger's 22-yard TD run on a reverse to lead 21-7 at halftime.

Arizona State's offense stagnated in the second half, but the defense came up with the big plays when it needed.

Stanford had some early success on offense and scored when McKee hit Elijah Higgins on a 6-yard corner fade. The Cardinal stalled after that and McKee threw his first interception of the season on a pass that caromed off two players' hands in the closing seconds of the first half.

The interception-lateral TD put Arizona State up 28-10 in the third quarter and Jordan Clark came up with Arizona State's third interception when McKee threw behind a receiver.

Arizona State athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter StanAriSt
AriSt TD 7:12 Jayden Daniels 51 yd run (Cristian Zendejas kick) 0 7
Stan TD 4:09 Elijah Higgins 6 yd pass from Tanner McKee (Emmet Kenney kick) 7 7
AriSt TD 1:05 Rachaad White 5 yd run (Cristian Zendejas kick) 7 14
Second Quarter StanAriSt
AriSt TD 10:24 Elijhah Badger 22 yd run (Cristian Zendejas kick) 7 21
Third Quarter StanAriSt
Stan FG 7:32 Ryan Sanborn 32 yd FG 10 21
AriSt TD 2:38 DeAndre Pierce 27 yd interception return (Cristian Zendejas kick) 10 28
Team Stats
  Stanford Arizona State
First downs 20 21
  Rushing 1 12
  Passing 16 8
  Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 7-13, 54%
4th down efficiency 1-3, 33% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 20-13 44-255
Passing Yards 356 175
Return Yards 15 28
Completions-Attempts-Int 27-45-3 14-23-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 5--31 2--5
Punts 4 3
Punts-Average 30.8 31.3
Fumbles Lost 1-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 4-40 5-53
Time of Possession 28:06 31:54
Stanford Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. McKee 27 45 356 1 3
Arizona State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Daniels 14 23 175 0 0
Stanford Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Peat 7 32 4.6 0
A. Jones 7 13 1.9 0
T. McKee 6 -32 -5.3 0
Arizona State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. White 13 96 7.4 1
J. Daniels 13 76 5.8 1
D. Trayanum 9 50 5.6 0
E. Badger 1 22 22.0 1
D. Ngata 5 21 4.2 0
Stanford Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Yurosek 6 118 19.7 0
E. Higgins 7 110 15.7 1
J. Humphreys 4 47 11.8 0
A. Jones 5 43 8.6 0
J. Symonds 1 21 21.0 0
S. Starr 1 8 8.0 0
C. Filkins 2 5 2.5 0
N. Peat 1 4 4.0 0
Arizona State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Hodges 4 76 19.0 0
L. Bunkley-Shelton 4 37 9.3 0
A. Johnson 1 20 20.0 0
E. Badger 1 19 19.0 0
R. Pearsall 2 17 8.5 0
B. Thompson 1 5 5.0 0
R. White 1 1 1.0 0
Stanford Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Arizona State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Markham 1 2
J. Clark 1 0
J. Jones 1 -1
D. Pierce 0 27
Stanford Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Sanborn 4 123 30.8
Arizona State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
E. Czaplicki 3 94 31.3
Stanford Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Filkins 1 15 15.0
Arizona State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Stanford Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Arizona State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Stanford Missed FG
Player Length
Arizona State Missed FG
Player Length
C. Zendejas 35




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