Post Game Notes

Oct. 23, 2004

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Arizona State 48 (6-1, 3-1), UCLA 42 (4-3, 3-2)
Official Start Time: 12:39 p.m.
Game Time Temp: 71°
Attendance: 63,985

  • All-Time Series vs. UCLA: Playing UCLA at home for the first time since 1999, ASU improved to 7-13-1 all-time against the Bruins. The victory also snapped a three-game losing streak to UCLA, all coming on the road at the Rose Bowl. ASU has now won the last three meetings against UCLA at Sun Devil Stadium (2004, 1999, 1995).

  • Walter Has Another Big Day: Senior QB Andrew Walter threw for a career-high six touchdowns on 25-for-51 passing for 415 yards. His six touchdowns are tied for second in the ASU single-game record books and with 76 career TD passes he is now one off the Pac-10 record of 77 set by NFL Hall of Fame QB John Elway (Stanford). Walter has recorded seven career games over 400 yards and three games with five or more TD passes.

    ASU TD Record (Single Game)
    7 Mike Pagel vs. Stanford, 1981
    6 Danny White vs. New Mexico, 1971
    6 Andrew Walter vs. UCLA, 2004

  • Hagan Gets Back To 100: Junior wide receiver Derek Hagan had five catches for a team-high 160 yards and a career-high-tying three TD's. Hagan recorded his fourth 100-yard game of the season and the 10th of his career. His 79-yard TD was the second longest of his career, second only to an 80-yarder last season against Arizona (11/28/03). He has now caught 45 passes for 695 yards this season and eight TD's. Hagan now has three multi-TD games this season and four in his career.

  • Long TD Strikes: Andrew Walter connected with Derek Hagan on a 79-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a game-winning 65-yard touchdown to Terry Richardson in the fourth quarter. Each scoring play surpasses ASU's previous season high for a scoring play. Walter now has thrown eight TD's of 60 or more yards and four of 70 or more yards.

  • Jones To The Rescue: Redshirt freshman Preston Jones rushed for a team-high 69 yards on 16 carries (4.3 avg.) to lead the Sun Devils ground attack. Jones, a walk-on, started the season as ASU's fifth-string tailback. Jones' career-high 29-yard scamper in the first quarter was ASU's second longest run from scrimmage this season. Redshirt freshman Rudy Burgess was second with 41 yards on nine carries (4.6 avg.).

  • Defensive Leaders: Junior linebacker Jamar Williams led the Sun Devils with 10 tackles, but it was a combined defensive effort that helped lead ASU to the 48-42 victory over the Bruins. Nine Sun Devils recorded five or more tackles, including Emmanuel Franklin (5), Jordan Hill (6), Chris McKenzie (6), Dale Robinson (7), Justin Burks (8), Jimmy Verdon (8), Josh Golden (9) and Maurice London (9).

  • Pick Pocket: The Sun Devils tied a season high with four interceptions. ASU also had four picks in the season opening victory over UTEP. Senior safety Emmanuel Franklin recorded his team-leading third and fourth INT's of the season and now has five in his career. The two INT's mark the second time this year for Franklin and third time this season that a Sun Devil has recorded two INT's in a single game. Senior linebacker Justin Burks and junior linebacker Dale Robinson each recorded their first career interceptions in the contest. Robinson's fourth-quarter INT helped setup the final scoring drive to seal the victory.

  • Richardson's Career Day: In addition to his game-winning 65-yard TD reception late in the fourth quarter, sophomore wide receiver Terry Richardson had a team-high seven catches for 159 yards and one TD. The 159 yards are a career high.

  • Sun Devil Tidbits: ASU outscored UCLA 14-3 in the first quarter and now owns a 37-24 advantage over its opponents in the opening quarter this season... ASU scored before its opponent for the first time in the last four games... the Devils have scored first in four of seven games this season... Moey Mutz caught two passes for 25 yards, both accounting for first downs... Josh Golden recorded his first career sack... leading 21-20 at halftime, ASU is now 17-2 under head coach Dirk Koetter after holding a lead after two quarters... Koetter is 40-5 all-time when leading after halftime... ASU had 536 yards of total offense (UCLA had 535), including 415 through the air and 121 on the ground.

  • UCLA Notes: Place kicker Justin Medlock was 2-for-2 on field goals today (40 yards, 48 yards) and is now 9-for-9 this season... He now ranks 10th all-time on the UCLA career field goal list with 23... tight end Mercedes Lewis caught his 10th career TD pass, which ties a school record for TD's by a tight end (Tim Wrightman -- 1978-81)... QB Drew Olson moved up to the No. 7 spot on the all-time school career passing list with 4,367 yards... Olson's 325 passing yards are a career high... punter Chris Kluwe had a career-long 68-yarder... UCLA's 42 points are a season high... offensive guard Shannon Tevaga is the fifth true freshman to start in a game this season for the Bruins.
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