No. 23 Football Faces Stanford In Homecoming Tilt Saturday

Nov. 1, 2004

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    Saturday, Nov. 6, 4:30 p.m. - Tempe, Ariz.
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    Following a 27-0 loss last week against the No. 7/8 California Golden Bears, the No. 23/23 Arizona State Sun Devils return to Sun Devil Stadium this week, taking on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday afternoon for Homecoming. Saturday's game will kick off at 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time and will be televised nationally by Fox Sports Net. Arizona State heads into Saturday's game looking for the team's second Homecoming win in the last six years and the first since 2002. ASU is riding a five-game home winning streak at Sun Devil Stadium for the first time in seven years. The 6-2 Sun Devils are bowl eligible for the sixth time in nine years and the first since earning a spot in the 2002 Holiday Bowl and have already surpassed their wins total from last season (5-7 record). At 3-2 in Pac-10 play, Arizona State sits in a three-way tie for fourth place in the league standings with UCLA and Oregon State. Stanford brings a 4-4 overall record and a 2-3 Pac-10 mark into this week's game. The Cardinal has lost two straight games after a 21-0 loss at UCLA last week.

    Following this week's game with the Cardinal, the Sun Devils play host to Washington State next weekend in their regular-season home finale. The team will retire fallen Army Ranger Pat Tillman's jersey and celebrate Senior Day for the 13 Sun Devils who will be playing in their last collegiate game at Sun Devil Stadium

    Media Exposure
    Fox Sports Net will televise the Stanford game to a national television audience with Bill Macdonald (play-by-play) and John Jackson (color) calling the action. It marks the ninth consecutive television appearance for the Sun Devils and the first time this year that ASU will appear on Fox Sports Net.

    The Sun Devil Sports Network will carry all 11 of ASU's football games live on its 12-station radio network including flagship stations KTAR 620 AM and ESPN Radio 860 AM in Phoenix. Tim Healey (play-by-play), former Sun Devil quarterback Jeff Van Raaphorst (color analyst) and Paul Calvisi (pregame and postgame) will bring the action to Sun Devil fans. Calvisi will also provide reports from the ASU sidelines during home games. ASU games can also be heard live on the Sun Devils' official web site at www.TheSunDevils.com.

    In the Series
    Arizona State leads the all-time series with Stanford 12-8 including a 7-3 advantage in games played Tempe. The Cardinal has gotten the best of the series recently, winning four of the last five meetings between the two teams, while this year marks only the second time in the last five years that the two clubs have played in Tempe. Last year, Stanford earned a 38-27 win on Nov. 8 in Palo Alto, while the Sun Devils set their school record for scoring in a Pac-10 game with a 65-24 victory on Sept. 28, 2002 at Sun Devil Stadium. In that 2002 game, quarterback Andrew Walter, who was making his first start of the year, threw for 414 yards and a then career-best five touchdowns.

    Homecoming Record
    Arizona State brings a 54-17-3 record on Homecoming Day (.750) into this week's game with Stanford. The Sun Devils have won 14 of their last 19 Homecoming contests with their last victory coming with a 27-16 win over Washington on Oct. 26, 2002. In last year's Homecoming game, ASU fell to California 51-23 on Nov. 1, 2003, while this week against the Cardinal, the team will be looking to get just its second Homecoming victory in six seasons.

    Walter Named a Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist
    Senior quarterback Andrew Walter is one of nine outstanding quarterbacks who have been selected as finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the nation's top senior collegiate quarterback by the Frank Camp Chapter of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.

    The other eight finalists for the award include Jason Campbell (Auburn), Timmy Chang (Hawaii), Charlie Frye (Akron), David Greene (Georgia), Stefan LeFors (Louisville), Dan Orlovsky (Connecticut), Kyle Orton (Purdue) and Jason White (Oklahoma). The nation's top senior quarterback is selected for the award from a list compiled by a select committee of football experts from across the United States. The 2004 recipient will be announced Dec. 1, with the award presentation to be made in Louisville on December 10 at the Clarion Conference Center.

    Hagan A Semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award
    Junior wide receiver Derek Hagan has been named one of 11 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, which is annually presented to college football's outstanding receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.

    Hagan joins former Sun Devil and current St. Louis Rams wide receiver Shaun McDonald to be named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. McDonald, who ranks second in ASU history with 2,867 career receiving yards, was named one of three finalists for the award in 2002.

    Other finalists for the award include Oklahoma's Mark Clayton, Michigan's Braylon Edwards, Ohio State's Santonio Holmes, Purdue's Taylor Stubblefield, Colorado State's David Anderson, South Carolina's Troy Williamson, West Virginia's Chris Henry, Nevada-Las Vegas' Earvin Johnson, Hawaii's Chad Owens and Ball State's Dante Ridgeway.

    Three finalists will be named Nov. 15 and the winner will be announced in December at the annual ESPN awards show at Walt Disney World and feted at a February banquet in Tallahassee. Pittsburgh's Larry Fitzgerald, now a rookie with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, won the 2003 award. A panel of writers and broadcasters and a handful of former receivers, including Oakland Raiders Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff, for whom the award is named, select the recipient.

    What Time is It Anyway?
    The state of Arizona never changes its clocks remaining on Mountain Standard Time all year. From April to the end of October, Arizona State is on Pacific Daylight Time, while when the rest of the country changed its clocks on October 31, Arizona State remained the same, matching up again with Mountain Standard Time.

    Last Time Out
    A season-high five turnovers led to Arizona State's undoing last week as the California Golden Bears shut out the Sun Devils 27-0 at Memorial Coliseum in Berkeley, Calif.

    ASU got off on the wrong foot as the Sun Devils fumbled the opening kickoff return on their own 24-yard line. On the Bears' first offensive play, Aaron Rodgers found Robert Jordan on a 24-yard touchdown reception to give Cal the early 7-0 lead with just 10 seconds off the clock. Following an ASU punt, Cal completed a couple of passes to move into field goal range and called on kicker Tom Schneider who bounced a 48-yard field goal off a camera on the back of the crossbar to give Cal a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.

    ASU opened the second quarter with another fumble at midfield but caught a break when Schneider missed a 36-yard field goal. After playing scoreless for most of the rest of the first half, Cal took over at midfield following an ASU punt and ran the clock down to 14 seconds before nailing a 42-yard field goal attempt to take a 13-0 halftime lead.

    Arizona State opened the second half with intensity, forcing Cal into a punt and then mounting a drive of its own. However after senior Andrew Walter completed a 22-yard screen pass to tailback Rudy Burgess, ASU committed its third turnover of the game when Cal's Tim Mixon intercepted a pass at the Cal 42-yard line and returned it 58 yards for the touchdown to give the Golden Bears a 20-0 lead.

    Following the return, junior Hakim Hill took a handoff from Walter and rushed a career-long 57 yards up field to set up a field goal attempt by sophomore Jesse Ainsworth. The 31-yard attempt hooked wide right, however, and left the Sun Devils scoreless. Cal was unable to convert on its next drive following a 32-yard rush by Marshawn Lynch as Schneider missed his second field goal of the night, a 43-yard attempt in the third quarter.

    The Sun Devils again looked to make some noise on offense late in the third. Walter connected on an 18-yard pass to junior receiver Derek Hagan to bring ASU across midfield, but the Sun Devils' fourth turnover of the night cost them as sophomore Terry Richardson hauled in a completion on the Cal 10-yard line but fumbled the ball into the hands of Cal's Ryan Riddle near the end of the third quarter.

    ASU's defense forced the Bears to punt on the next drive, which stretched into the fourth quarter, but Walter fumbled the ball on the ASU 17-yard line in ASU's next possession, allowing Cal to capitalize on good field position again. Setting it up through the air, Rodgers handed the ball to Arrington for a one-yard TD run, which gave the Golden Bears the 27-0 lead. Cal held ASU scoreless for the final 10:43 of the fourth quarter to deal the Sun Devils their first shutout since a 31-0 loss at USC on Sept. 30, 1995.

    Walter finished the game with 238 yards on 25-for-41 passing and one interception. Hill finished the game with 104 yards rushing on nine attempts, his second 100-yard game of the year, and freshman tight end Zach Miller led the Sun Devil receivers with six catches for 46 yards. Defensively, senior safety Riccardo Stewart led the team with a career-high 12 tackles (10 solo), while junior linebacker Jamar Williams had 11 stops. Senior defensive linemen Ishmael Thrower and Jimmy Verdon each had a sack in the loss.

    Senior Invitations
    Three Sun Devil seniors - quarterback Andrew Walter, linebacker Justin Burks and defensive lineman Jimmy Verdon - have already been invited to play in various senior all-star games at this point in the season.

    Walter has been invited to and has accepted the invitation to play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 29, 2005 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Burks has been invited to and has accepted the invitation to participate in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 15, 2005 at SBC Park in San Francisco. Verdon has been invited to participate in both the East-West Shrine Bowl and the Hula Bowl (Jan. 22, 2005 at War Memorial Stadium on Maui) but has not accepted either invitation as of yet.

    Home-Field Advantage
    The Sun Devils are 4-0 at home this season and with two home games left in the regular season, the team has a chance to turn in just the second undefeated home season in 17 years. The last Sun Devil squad to go unbeaten at home was the 1996 Pac-10 Championship team which turned in a 7-0 record at Sun Devil Stadium. ASU's 1986 Rose Bowl team went 6-0-1, while the Sun Devils have had just 10 undefeated home campaigns in the 46 seasons since opening Sun Devil Stadium in 1958:

    Undefeated Teams At Sun Devil Stadium:1996 (7-0)1986 (6-0-1)1981 (7-0)1975 (7-0)1973 (6-0)1971 (6-0)1970 (6-0)1968 (6-0)1964 (7-0)1959 (7-0)

    This week's game is the first of back-to-back home games for the Sun Devils, while the team is in the middle of a stretch of three of four games at home.

    Walter's World
    With a career-best six touchdown passes in ASU's Oct. 23 victory over UCLA, senior quarterback Andrew Walter climbed to second on the Pac-10 list for career touchdown passes. With 76 scoring strikes, he needs just one more to tie the Pac-10-record 77 touchdown passes that Stanford's John Elway threw in his career (1979-82).

    Already ASU's career record-holder in just about every passing category, Walter is third among the NCAA's active career leaders for passing touchdowns and seventh in career passing yards. Hawaii's Timmy Chang (94) and UConn's Dan Orlovsky are the only active quarterbacks in the nation to have thrown more career touchdown passes than Walter.

    Walter became Arizona State's career passing yardage leader on Oct. 16 against top-ranked USC. He tied Jake Plummer's career mark of 8,827 yards with a seven-yard pass to freshman Zach Miller on ASU's second drive of the second quarter at USC and surpassed it with a 10-yard pass to junior Derek Hagan on the team's third drive that period. With 238 yards last week at No. 7/8 California, Walter moved past Stanford's John Elway and Oregon State's Erik Wilhelm into seventh on the Pac-10 career list with 9,550 career yards. He is just the ninth quarterback in Pac-10 history to throw for 9,000 yards.

    This season, Walter ranks second in the Pac-10 at 260.4 passing yards per game and third in the league and 25th in the nation in total offense at 250.1 yards per game. He has completed 54.8 percent of his attempts (167-305) with 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

    Walter's 21 touchdown passes this year are tied for the second-most among the nation's quarterbacks. Purdue's Kyle Orton has also thrown 21 TD passes, while Bowling Green's Omar Jacobs leads the country with 23. Walter also ranks seventh in the country in points responsible for at 16.3 points per contest (128 points, 21 TDs). He needs just three more TD passes to match his production of last year (24), which tied for third on the ASU single-season list. In 2002, Walter threw 28 scoring strikes, which was one shy of the school record of 29 by Mike Pagel in 1981.

    Walter came into ASU's Sept. 18 game against Iowa third on the ASU career touchdowns list behind College Football Hall of Famer Danny White (64, 1971-73) and current Denver Bronco Jake Plummer (65, 1993-96), but the Grand Junction, Colo., native tied Plummer in the third quarter and took sole possession of ASU's career mark with a scoring strike to freshman Zach Miller in the fourth against the Hawkeyes. He tied his then career high with five TD passes vs. Iowa (since broken) and completed 31 of 43 attempts for 428 yards, the sixth 400-yard game of his career. On Oct. 23 vs. UCLA, he turned in his seventh career 400-yard game, completing 25 of 51 passes for 415 yards and a career-high six TD strikes. Following that performance against the Bruins, Walter was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week and the USAToday.com National Player of the Week.

    A 2003 honorable-mention All-Pac-10 selection, Walter has turned in 21 multiple touchdown games in his career, including seven in 2003 and five this season. He has had at least one scoring strike in all but two games this year (USC and Cal). The USC game snapped his streak of nine straight games with at least one TD pass, including five against Iowa on Sept. 18 and three in ASU's Oct. 2 win at Oregon. Walter now has had eight career games with at least four TD passes, including a career-best six touchdown passes Oct. 23 against UCLA and five in two games (Iowa in 2004 and Stanford in 2002).

    Walter, who earned his bachelor's degree in communication in May of 2004, already holds the top two marks on the Sun Devil single-season passing charts (3,877 yards in 2002 and 3,044 yards in 2003) and needs just 266 more yards to claim another spot on that list. With his 40 attempts on Sept. 25 against Oregon State, Walter became the ASU career leader in pass attempts, while he set the career completions mark with his second completion at No. 1 USC on Oct. 16.

    Walter threw his first interception of the 2004 season in the second quarter of the Sept. 18 Iowa game, snapping a stretch of three straight games, 15 quarters and 136 attempts dating back to last season (his previous pick was in the second quarter of the Nov. 15, 2003 Washington State game). He did not have another interception until the first quarter of the Oct. 16 USC game, going two games, 11 quarters and 98 attempts without a pick.

    In his third year as a team co-captain, Walter opened the season with a 241-yard, three-touchdown effort on 18-of-37 passing Sept. 2 against UTEP. He has turned in at least 200 yards passing in 22 of his 32 career starts. Of those 22 games, he has thrown for more than 400 yards seven times, including his Pac-10-record 536-yard effort at Oregon in 2002.

    ASU Career TD Passes:1.   76       Andrew Walter, 2001-pres.2.   65       Jake Plummer, 1993-963.   64       Danny White, 1971-734.   48       Mike Pagel, 1978-815.   46       Dennis Sproul, 1974-77     46       Ryan Kealy, 1997-00

    ASU Career Passing Yards:1. 9,550 Andrew Walter, 2001-pres.2. 8,827 Jake Plummer, 1993-963. 6,912 Ryan Kealy, 1997-004. 6,717 Danny White, 1971-735. 6,610 J. Van Raaphorst, 1984-86

    ASU Career Attempts:1. 1,295 Andrew Walter, 2001-pres.2. 1,142 Jake Plummer, 1993-963. 868 Jeff Van Raaphorst, 1984-864. 859 Ryan Kealy, 1997-005. 849 Dennis Sproul, 1974-77

    ASU Career Completions:1. 700 Andrew Walter, 2001-pres.2. 632 Jake Plummer, 1993-963. 503 Jeff Van Raaphorst, 1984-864. 477 Ryan Kealy, 1997-005. 418 Paul Justin, 1987-90

    ASU Single-Season Passing Yards:1. 3,877 Andrew Walter, 20022. 3,044 Andrew Walter, 20033. 2,878 Danny White, 19734. 2,776 Jake Plummer, 19965. 2,591 Paul Justin, 1989

    NCAA Active Career Leaders (TD's):1. 94 Timmy Chang, Hawaii (47 career games)3. 78 Dan Orlovsky, UConn (42 career games)2. 76 Andrew Walter, Arizona State (47 career games)

    NCAA Active Career Leaders (Yards):1. 15,018 Timmy Chang, Hawaii (47 career games)2. 10,766 David Greene, Georgia (47 career games)3. 10,537 Gino Guidugli, Cincinnati (44 career games)4. 10,101 Charlie Frye, Akron (43 career games)5. 9,876 Derek Anderson, Oregon State (40 career games)6. 9,715 Dan Orlovsky, UConn (42 career games)7. 9,550 Andrew Walter, Arizona State (45 career games)8. 8,941 Danny Wimprine, Memphis (41 career games)9. 8,061 Kyle Orton, Purdue (40 career games)10. 7,989 Chris Rix, Florida State (40 career games)

    HASH MARKS

    ... ASU senior center Drew Hodgdon is a 2000 graduate of Palo Alto (Calif.) High School.

    ... Arizona State has won five straight home games dating back to its Nov. 28 victory over Arizona last year. Those five victories mark the longest home winning streak since the team won eight consecutive home games over the 1996 and 1997 seasons (all seven in 1996 and the season-opener in 1997).

    ... With its win over UCLA on Oct. 23, ASU won its sixth game and became bowl eligible for the sixth time in nine years and the second time in Dirk Koetter's ASU tenure. ASU last appeared in a bowl game in 2002, earning a trip to the Holiday Bowl with a third-place finish in the Pac-10 standings.

    ... After allowing just 12.8 points per game in the first five weeks of the season, ASU has allowed 40.0 ppg in the last three contests.

    ... ASU dropped to 23rd in this week's Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls. Prior to its loss at No. 1/1 USC on Oct. 16, ASU had climbed to 15th and 19th in the national polls, which was the highest since the 1997 Sun Bowl squad finished at 14th in the final national polls.

    ...Two of ASU's non-conference opponents (No. 20 Iowa and No. 25 UTEP) are ranked in this week's AP poll. Both the Hawkeyes and the Miners are 6-2 on the year, while ASU's other non-league foe, Northwestern, has a 4-4 record and upset No. 17 Purdue last weekend.

    ... The Sun Devils have allowed their opponents to convert on just 31.7 percent of their third-down efforts (38/120), which is third in the Pac-10. ASU is even stingier on fourth down, allowing opponents just 18 percent (2-11), which ranks second in the league.

    ... The Sun Devils have scored first in four of eight games this year after doing it just five times in 12 games in 2003. ASU has scored first only 14 times in its last 34 games dating back to the start of the 2002 season.

    ... ASU's loss to top-ranked USC on Oct. 16 snapped a streak of five straight wins this year and six overall for the Sun Devils dating back to last season's win over Arizona. ASU had not won five straight games in one season since the 1997 Sun Bowl campaign, while the team had not won six straight since reeling off 11 consecutive wins to start the 1996 season.

    ... Arizona State holds a 224-78-3 all-time record at Sun Devil Stadium (.739).

    ... ASU's capacity crowd of 71,700 in the Iowa game was the 16th-largest crowd in school history and the first sell-out at Sun Devil Stadium since Oct. 10, 1998 when 73,501 saw the Sun Devils fall to Notre Dame.

    ... Freshman Jeremy Payton played cornerback and wide receiver in Sept. 2 vs. UTEP, becoming ASU's first two-way player since J.R. Redmond saw time at tailback and safety in 1998 and '99 and Jason Simmons played CB and QB in the 1997 Sun Bowl.

    ... ASU's Pac-10 miss this year is Washington.

    ... Arizona State Athletics Director Gene Smith played college football at Notre Dame, earning three letters and playing on the Irish's 1973 national title squad.

    Miller Time
    With his six catches last week against No. 7/8 California, true freshman tight end Zach Miller tied the school freshman record for receptions in a single season with 32. Miller has matched the school-record 32 receptions that junior Derek Hagan had in his 2002 rookie season. Miller is also rapidly approaching College Football Hall of Famer John Jefferson's freshman record of 423 receiving yards, which was set in 1974.

    Miller turned in a career-high 102 receiving yards on eight catches Oct. 16 against top-ranked USC, marking the first 100-yard receiving career of his young career. This season, Miller is third on the team with 32 catches for 331 yards (41.4 yards per game) and four touchdowns. He is also ranked ninth in the Pac-10 with 4.0 catches per game.

    Miller, who has been nicknamed 'The Truth' by his teammates for living up to the high-school accolades that tabbed him the No. 1 tight end prospect in the nation, caught 10 passes for 85 yards and the first two touchdowns of his career Sept. 18 vs. Iowa and added another TD Sept. 25 vs. Oregon State. The Phoenix native has also already surpassed the season totals that current Baltimore Raven Todd Heap had as a freshman at ASU. Heap turned in 12 catches for 209 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie in 1998.

    With his 32 catches, Miller has also already moved into seventh on the ASU's top 10 list for catches by a tight end in a single season. Heap set all of ASU's single-season records for receiving by a tight end with 55 catches for 832 yards in 1999.

    Aerial Attack
    Led by ASU's career-leading passer Andrew Walter who needs just one more touchdown pass to tie John Elway for the Pac-10's career mark, ASU's passing offense is averaging 280.4 yards per game this season to rank second in the Pac-10 and 11th in the country. Walter threw for 415 yards and a career-best six touchdown passes in ASU's Oct. 23 victory over UCLA to move within one score of the 77 TD passes that Elway threw in his career at Stanford. The six TDs by Walter, who earned USAToday.com National and Pac-10 Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors following that UCLA game, also rank second on the ASU single-game charts, just one short of the seven that Mike Pagel had in a 1981 win over Stanford (coincidentally against Elway's Cardinal team). This season, Walter ranks second in the Pac-10 with 260.4 passing yards per game and is third in the league and 25th in the country in total offense (250.1 yards per contest).

    Walter's 21 touchdown passes this year are tied for the second-most among the nation's quarterbacks. Purdue's Kyle Orton has also thrown 21 TD passes, while Bowling Green's Omar Jacobs leads the country with 23. Walter also ranks seventh in the country in points responsible for at 16.3 points per contest.

    The Sun Devils have scored 22 of their 26 touchdowns through the air this year, while the team ranks fifth in the league in total offense at 387.9 yards per game. The Sun Devils are also fourth in the Pac-10 in scoring offense (28.1 points per contest).

    Pac-10 Career TD Passes:1.   77      John Elway, Stanford, 1979-822.   76      Andrew Walter, ASU, 2001-P3.   75      Steve Stenstrom, Stanford, 1991-944.   72      Carson Palmer, USC, 1998-025.   70      Jason Gesser, WSU, 1999-02

    Pac-10 Career Passing Yards:1. 11,818 Carson Palmer, USC, 1998-022. 10,911 Steve Stenstrom, Stanford, 1991-943. 10,708 Cade McNown, UCLA, 1995-984. 10,220 Cody Pickett, UW, 1999-035. 9,876 Derek Anderson, OSU, 2001-P6. 9,680 Jonathan Smith, OSU, 1998-017. 9,550 Andrew Walter, ASU, 2001-P8. 9,393 Erik Wilhelm, OSU, 1995-989. 9,349 John Elway, Stanford, 1979-8210. 8,830 Jason Gesser, WSU, 1999-02

    Hagan's Hijinks
    Junior wide receiver Derek Hagan has led the Sun Devils in receiving yards in five of eight games this year. He turned in his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the year Oct. 23 against UCLA with five catches for 160 yards. He also had a season high and tied his career best with three touchdown catches against the Bruins.

    With 91.9 receiving yards per game, Hagan is second in the Pac-10 and 16th in the nation, while his 6.3 receptions per contest are second in the league and 18th in the country. Of his 50 catches this year, 29 have been resulted in a first down and/or a touchdown (26 first downs and seven TDs), including five of seven catches Sept. 25 vs. Oregon State. Hagan is currently riding a streak of 25 straight contests with a catch (130 receptions in that span), including all 12 games last season and all eight this year.

    Hagan topped the 100-yard mark in each of the first three games of 2004. In ASU's Sept. 18 win over No. 16/12 Iowa, he turned in eight catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns. At Northwestern, Hagan caught eight passes for 154 yards and two TDs, while in the Sept. 2 season-opening win over UTEP, he had eight catches for 119 yards and one touchdown. With seven catches for 66 yards Sept. 25 against Oregon State, Hagan had his streak of six straight 100-yard receiving games snapped. That game also ended a streak of six consecutive games with at least one touchdown catch. Hagan reached 100 yards in each of the last three games last year (138 yards vs. Stanford, 109 at Washington State and 155 vs. Arizona).

    Hagan now has 10 career 100-yard games, which is tied for fourth on the ASU career lists with Keith Poole (1994-96). Eric Guliford is the ASU leader with 13 career 100-yard receiving games in his career (1989-91). He continues to climb the ASU career receiving charts and is fifth in receptions with 148 and sixth in yards with 2,216.

    Hagan was a preseason third-team All-American by Athlon in its preseason college football edition. Hagan, who was also listed as a first-team All-Pac-10 selection by the magazine and the 15th-best wide receiver in the nation by Lindy's, led the team in receiving last year with 66 catches for 1,076 yards and nine touchdowns. In addition to leading the team, his 1,076-yard performance ranked fifth on the ASU single-season charts and made him just the seventh Sun Devil in school history to tally 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Hagan finished fifth in the Pac-10 and 19th in the country in 2003 with 89.7 receiving yards per game. With 66 catches, he also ranked second in the ASU record books for receptions in a season.

    RECEIVING              G   Rec    Yds  TD  Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G2002................  14    32    405   0  51   2.3  12.7  28.92003................  12    66   1076   9  80   5.5  16.3  89.72004................   8    50    735   8  79   6.2  14.7  91.9TOTAL...............  34   148   2216  17  80   4.4  15.0  65.2

    2004 Game-by-Game:Date Opponent No. Yds TD LgSep 02, 2004 UTEP................... 8 119 1 31Sep 11, 2004 at Northwestern........ 8 154 2 47Sep 18, 2004 IOWA................... 8 112 2 45Sep 25, 2004 OREGON STATE........... 7 66 0 16Oct 02, 2004 at Oregon.............. 4 32 0 15Oct 16, 2004 at USC................. 5 52 0 20Oct 23, 2004 UCLA................... 5 160 3 79Oct 30, 2004 at California.......... 5 40 0 18Totals.............................. 50 735 8 79

    2003 Game-by-Game:Date Opponent No. Yds TD LgSep 06, 2003 NORTHERN ARIZONA....... 3 55 1 40Sep 13, 2003 UTAH STATE............. 3 21 0 10Sep 20, 2003 at Iowa................ 3 7 0 3Sep 27, 2003 at Oregon State........ 3 30 1 20Oct 04, 2003 USC.................... 8 170 0 35Oct 11, 2003 OREGON................. 7 108 1 29Oct 18, 2003 at North Carolina...... 11 185 1 49Oct 25, 2003 at UCLA................ 4 37 0 18Nov 01, 2003 CALIFORNIA............. 5 61 0 17Nov 08, 2003 at Stanford............ 4 138 3 67Nov 15, 2003 at Washington State.... 7 109 1 25Nov 28, 2003 ARIZONA................ 8 155 1 80Totals.............................. 66 1076 9 80

    2002 Game-by-Game:Date Opponent No. Yds TD LgAug 24, 2002 at Nebraska............ 4 36 0 13Aug 31, 2002 EASTERN WASHINGTON..... 2 29 0 24Sep 07, 2002 UCF.................... 2 23 0 16Sep 14, 2002 at San Diego State..... 1 8 0 8Sep 28, 2002 STANFORD............... 0 0 0 0Oct 05, 2002 NORTH CAROLINA......... 2 24 0 13Oct 12, 2002 OREGON STATE........... 2 25 0 17Oct 19, 2002 at Oregon.............. 5 95 0 51Oct 26, 2002 WASHINGTON............. 0 0 0 0Nov 02, 2002 at Washington State.... 1 9 0 9Nov 09, 2002 CALIFORNIA............. 2 13 0 7Nov 16, 2002 at USC Trojans......... 6 72 0 25Nov 29, 2002 at Arizona Wildcats.... 3 52 0 28Dec 27, 2002 vs Kansas State........ 2 19 0 11Totals.............................. 32 405 0 51

    Single-Season Receiving Yards:1. 1,405 Shaun McDonald (87), 20022. 1,144 Morris Owens (52), 19733. 1,104 Shaun McDonald (47), 20014. 1,082 Ron Fair (64), 19895. 1,076 Derek Hagan (66), 20036. 1,036 Keith Poole (55), 19957. 1,009 J.D. Hill (61), 19708. 974 Greg Hudson (62), 1973

    Single-Season Receptions:1. 87 S. McDonald (1405 yds.), 20022. 66 Derek Hagan (1076 yds.),20033. 64 Ron Fair (1082 yds.), 19894. 62 Skyler Fulton (901 yds.), 2003 62 Greg Hudson (974 yds.), 1973

    Career Receiving Yards:1. 2,993 John Jefferson, 1974-772. 2,867 Shaun McDonald, 2000-023. 2,694 Aaron Cox, 1984-874. 2,691 Keith Poole, 1993-965. 2,408 Eric Guliford, 1989-926. 2,216 Derek Hagan, 2002-P

    100-Yard Receivers
    Junior Derek Hagan turned in 160 receiving yards and sophomore Terry Richardson had a career-best 159 in ASU's come-from-behind victory over UCLA on Oct. 23, marking the first time this season that ASU had two receivers each rack up 100 yards in a game. Last season, the Sun Devils accomplished the feat three times, doing it in each of the last three games (at Stanford, at Washington State and Arizona). Hagan turned in a 100-yard game in each of those last three contests and was joined by Matt Miller in the Stanford game and Skyler Fulton in the other two.

    Hagan's 100-Yard Receiving Games:185    at North Carolina (11 rec.), 1 TD, 10/18/03170    vs. USC (8 rec.), 10/4/03160    vs. UCLA (5 rec.), 3 TD, 10/23/04155    vs. Arizona (8 rec.), 1 TD, 11/28/03154    at Northwestern (8 rec.), 2 TD, 9/11/04138    at Stanford (4 rec.), 3 TD, 11/8/03119    vs. UTEP (8 rec.), 1 TD, 9/2/04112    vs. Iowa (8 rec.), 2 TD, 9/18/04109    at Washington State (7 rec.), 1 TD, 11/15/03108    vs. Oregon (7 rec.), 1 TD, 10/12/03

    Pick Pockets
    Arizona State's defense tied its season high with four interceptions in its Oct. 23 victory over UCLA. The defense was led by senior safety Emmanuel Franklin who had two picks, marking the second time this season that he has snagged a pair of interceptions. Linebackers Justin Burks and Dale Robinson also got into the act against the Bruins, each turning in their first career interceptions.

    Arizona State's defense has intercepted 11 passes so far this year, which is tied for second in the Pac-10 behind the 12 of USC. Franklin is tied for first in the Pac-10 and seventh in the country with his four interceptions (.50 per game), while junior linebacker Jamar Williams is tied for ninth in the league and ranked 32nd in the nation with three interceptions this year, including two Sept. 25 vs. Oregon State (0.4).

    ASU also had four interceptions in the team's season-opener vs. UTEP, marking the first time that the team had picked off four passes in a single game since a 65-24 win over Stanford on Sept. 28, 2002 at Sun Devil Stadium.

    Franklin leads the active roster with five career interceptions. Only senior R.J. Oliver, who suffered a season-ending foot injury in preseason practice, has more interceptions in his career (eight). Franklin returned his second interception against the UTEP Miners 48 yards for touchdown, marking the second time that the fifth-year senior, who missed the 2002 season after having brain surgery, has accomplished the feat. In 2001, his redshirt freshman year, Franklin set the school record and tied the Pac-10 mark for the longest interception return with a 100-yarder in the season opener vs. San Diego State.

    Notes from the Red Zone
    Arizona State has been efficient in the red zone on both sides of the ball this season. On offense, the Sun Devils have scored on 83.3 percent of their trips into the red zone (25-30, 16 TDs and 9 FGs) to rank second in the Pac-10, including 7-of-7 in the team's Sept. 18 win over then No. 16/12 Iowa and 5-of-5 in an Oct. 23 win over UCLA. In the last seven games, ASU has scored on 22 of 26 visits inside the opponents' 20-yard line with 15 TDs. ASU's Oct. 30 game at California marked the only game this season that ASU has failed to score when getting past their opponents' 20-yard line (0-3).

    Arizona State is fifth in the Pac-10 in red-zone defense, allowing teams to score 73.1 percent of the time (19-26). ASU's opponents have scored 14 touchdowns and five field goals in those trips inside the ASU 20-yard line.

    Turnover Margin
    Arizona State ranks third in the Pac-10 and 29th in the nation in turnover margin, forcing +0.63 turnovers per game. The Sun Devils have won the turnover battle 17-12, recovering six fumbles and picking off 11 passes, while giving up 12 miscues (seven interceptions and four fumbles). Prior to losing four fumbles last week at Cal, ASU had been the only squad in the nation that had not lost a fumble this year. ASU has gone without a turnover in three of the team's eight games this year (Northwestern, Oregon State and Oregon) and turned the ball over a season-high five times last week against the Bears. USC is leading the nation and the Pac-10 in turnover margin at +1.75.

    Senior safety Emmanuel Franklin is tied for first in the Pac-10 and seventh in the country with his four interceptions (.50 per game), while junior linebacker Jamar Williams is tied for ninth in the league and ranked 32nd in the nation with three interceptions this year. Sophomore defensive tackle Jordan Hill and senior defensive end Ishmael Thrower have each recovered two fumbles this season.

    ASU's Trio of Linebackers
    Arizona State's linebacking crew of juniors Dale Robinson and Jamar Williams and senior Justin Burks has reaped big benefits from ASU's switch to a 4-3 defense this season. ASU's linebacking trio has accounted for 33.7 percent of Arizona State's tackles this year (178 of 528), including 29 of 69 stops Sept. 11 at Northwestern. Robinson has led the team in tackles four times this season, most recently 11 stops at No. 1/1 USC on Oct. 16, and is averaging 8.4 stops per game (seventh in the Pac-10). Burks has accomplished the feat in two games, including a career-best 13 stops in the win over Oregon State on Sept. 25 (six solo) and 11 (eight solo) in ASU's Oct. 2 at Oregon. Burks (7.1 tackles per game, T12th in the Pac-10) and Williams (6.8, 17th in the league) are second and third on the team in tackles, respectively. Williams led the team with 10 tackles Oct. 23 vs. UCLA.

    Robinson was the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week after turning in 14 tackles (10 solo) against Northwestern, while Burks had eight tackles (seven solo). Williams was third on the team with seven tackles (all solo) against the Wildcats. Against Iowa on Sept. 18, Robinson led the way with nine tackles, while Williams had five stops (four solo), a TFL, a sack and an interception to earn Pac-10 Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors. The trio was on the watch lists for both the 2004 Rotary Lombardi and the Butkus awards earlier this year.

    Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood
    Junior linebacker Dale Robinson has made his presence known with big plays and big hits this season. He has led the Sun Devils in tackles four times, including 11 tackles (six solo) Oct. 16 at No. 1/1 USC. Robinson also paced the team in tackles in each of the first three games of the year and is averaging a team-best 8.4 tackles per game, which ranks seventh in the Pac-10. He also leads the team with 8.5 tackles for loss and is second with 3.5 sacks. Last season while at Glendale (Ariz.) Community College, Robinson, who is originally from Queens, N.Y., and was a childhood friend of ASU senior cornerback Chris McKenzie, was the Western States League Defensive Player of the Year.

    Getting Defensive
    The Sun Devils are fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring defense, allowing 22.2 points per game. Through the first five games of the year, ASU had allowed just 12.8 points per game.

    Against Oregon State on Sept. 25, the Sun Devils held the Beavers to minus-19 rushing yards, which marked the fewest rushing yards given up since the Sun Devils limited Louisville to minus-78 yards in a 19-0 victory on Sept. 19, 1992.

    The defense gave Iowa just 100 yards of total offense and only six first downs in ASU's Sept. 18 win (44 yards passing, 56 yards rushing), which marked the fewest yards allowed since the Sun Devils surrendered just 13 in that 1992 win over Louisville (91 passing, -78 rushing). Iowa's 44 passing yards also marked the fewest given up since ASU held Oregon State to 20 passing yards in a 1996 win in Corvallis. The Sun Devils also held Iowa's offense scoreless with the Hawkeyes' only TD of the game coming on a punt return and limited Iowa to 2-of-12 third-down conversion tries.

    Putting the Special in Special Teams
    ASU's kickers, Jesse Ainsworth and Chris MacDonald, have had a great deal of success so far in 2004. Ainsworth, a sophomore in his second year as ASU's placekicker, tops the league in nearly every kicking category. He leads the Pac-10 and ranks 15th in the nation in field goals made (1.50). In addition, he is first in the Pac-10 in kick scoring (7.6 points per game), first in field goal percent (12-17, .706) and is tied for first in PAT kicking (25-25). Ainsworth ranks fifth in the Pac-10 and 46th in the country in overall scoring at 7.6 points per contest. He has drilled a career-long 48 field goal twice this season (vs. UTEP and Iowa). On 44 kickoffs, Ainsworth has booted 22 touchbacks and sailed another 20 inside the 10-yard line.

    MacDonald, a redshirt freshman who was awarded a scholarship during preseason camp, has averaged 42.2 yards per punt, which ranks fourth in the Pac-10 and 33rd in the country. He booted a career-long 61-yard punt Sept. 25 against Oregon State and had a 54-yarder Sept. 18 against Iowa. MacDonald has also had 13 of his 44 punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including 3-of-4 Oct. 2 at Oregon.

    Redshirt freshman Rudy Burgess is also establishing himself in ASU's return game this year. He is averaging 21.7 yards per kickoff return which is sixth in the Pac-10, while he also ranks fifth in the Pac-10 with 8.5 yards per punt return. Against Northwestern on Sept. 11, he turned in 127 return yards (67 punt and 60 kickoff), including career longs with a 42-yard kickoff return and a 34-yard punt return.

    Getting to the Quarterback
    Arizona State's defense is third in the Pac-10 with 25 sacks this year.Defensive linemen Kyle Caldwell and Ishmael Thrower are tied for ninth in the Pac-10 with 4.5 sacks (0.56 sacks per game), while junior linebacker Dale Robinson and sophomore defensive lineman Jordan Hill have 3.5 sacks apiece. ASU has 10 players who have had a sack on the year, including junior cornerback Mike Davis who had the first sack of his career Oct. 16 at No. 1 USC and junior Josh Golden who had the first solo sack of his career Oct. 23 vs. UCLA.

    On the other side of the ball, Arizona State's offensive line is seventh in the Pac-10 in sacks allowed, giving up 24 through eight games this season. The Sun Devils have not allowed a sack in two games this year (Iowa and Oregon State). ASU gave up just eight sacks through the first five games of the season. Last year, ASU was third in the Pac-10 with 25 sacks on the year.

    Senior center Drew Hodgdon made his return to the field Sept. 25 against Oregon State after missing the first three games with a broken foot and made his first start of the year Oct. 2 at Oregon. The Sun Devils return three starters along the offensive line in 2004 in senior center Drew Hodgdon (30 career starts), junior guard Grayling Love (20) and sophomore right tackle Andrew Carnahan (20). New starters this year include redshirt freshman center Mike Pollak who has five starts (the first four games of the year at center and the USC game at right guard), and sophomore left guard Stephen Berg who has started the last seven contests after redshirt freshman Brandon Rodd (also a new starter) tore his ACL in the first game. In addition, junior left tackle Chaz White has started 15 games in his career.

    A first-team All-Pac-10 selection by all three preseason publications, junior Grayling Love was named a preseason honorable-mention All-American by Street & Smith's and is listed as the best run blocker in the Pac-10 by Lindy's.

    Stewart's Standard
    A 2003 second-team All-Pac-10 honoree, senior safety Riccardo Stewart made his return to the field Sept. 11 at Northwestern a memorable one. He was third on the team in tackles with seven stops (all solo) and caused the game-clinching turnover in the fourth quarter against the Wildcats. Stewart stopped NU's potential go-ahead drive with a bone-jarring hit on the Wildcat tailback Terrell Jordan at the ASU 20, forcing a fumble, which was recovered by senior Ishmael Thrower. Stewart was also second on the team with six tackles (five solo) Oct. 16 at No. 1 USC. He led the team with a career-best 12 tackles (10 solo) last week against No. 7/8 California.

    A two-year team co-captain, Stewart won the Sun Devil Valor Award in each of the last two seasons, an honor given to a great team player who consistently displays courage on and off the field. This season, he is fourth in the team with 7.0 tackles per game (32 solo, 10 assisted).

    Stewart was a preseason honorable-mention All-American by Street & Smith's and is listed as the 20th-best safety in the country in the preseason by Lindy's. A four-year starter, Stewart is one of the most experienced Sun Devils with 38 career games and 28 starts to his credit. Last year, he ranked second on the team and seventh in the Pac-10 with 7.6 tackles per game (84 stops) and paced the Sun Devils with three interceptions.

    Pac-10 Players of the Week
    Senior quarterback Andrew Walter was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 25 following his 415-yard, six-touchdown effort in ASU's win over UCLA. He is the fifth Sun Devil to earn Pac-10 Player of the Week honors this year. ASU swept the defensive player-of-the-week category in three consecutive weeks earlier this season (Sept. 13, 20 and 27), marking the first time that ASU had a player of the week in three straight weeks since 2002.

    Senior safety Emmauel Franklin won the defensive award after playing a key role in ASU's 27-14 win against Oregon State on Sept. 25. He made the biggest defensive play of the game denying OSU a sure touchdown when he forced a fumble at the one-yard line and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchback. Franklin also had eight tackles, six solo, including one tackle for loss and broke up two passes in the game. The Arizona State defense limited Oregon State to minus-10 yards rushing, forced five turnovers and posted four sacks (-39).

    Junior linebacker Jamar Williams and sophomore kicker Jesse Ainsworth were honored by the conference following ASU's win over then No. 16/12 Iowa on Sept. 18. Williams recorded nine tackles, four solo, including a quarterback sack (-6) and intercepted a pass, returning it 31 yards to set up a Sun Devil TD. The Arizona State defense limited Iowa to six first downs and 100 yards of total offense (56 rushing, 44 passing), just 2-of-12 on third-down conversion attempts and posted four quarterback sacks (-25). Ainsworth was three-for-three on field goal attempts from 28, 48 and 33 yards, was perfect on five PAT attempts and six of his nine kickoffs were touchbacks and not returned.

    Junior linebacker Dale Robinson was the league's defensive player of the week after turning in a game-high 14 tackles (10 solo), three TFLs and a sack in ASU's Sept. 11 victory at Northwestern.

    Youth Movement
    A total of 26 players saw the first action of their Sun Devil careers in the Sept. 2 season opener against UTEP, including five true freshmen, 16 redshirt freshmen, four juniors and one senior. Four of those players made starts in their ASU debuts, including redshirt freshmen offensive linemen Mike Pollak and Brandon Rodd, true freshman h-back Zach Miller and junior linebacker Dale Robinson. In comparison, 20 Sun Devils saw the first action of their careers in the Sun Devils' first two games last season.

    The five true freshmen to see action against UTEP included Miller, walk-on cornerback Rodney Cox, wide receiver/cornerback Jeremy Payton, tight end Andrew Pettes and linebacker Antone Saulsberry. Payton saw action both on offense and defense against the Miners. Last year, seven true freshmen played for the Sun Devils. ASU's current roster features a total of 19 Sun Devils who saw action during their true freshman campaigns, including Jesse Ainsworth, Josh Barrett, Kyle Caldwell, Sam Keller, DeAndre Johnson, Daniel Varvel and Mark Washington in 2003; Mike Davis Jr., Matt Fawley, Derek Hagan, Mike Talbot, Chaz White and Jamar Williams in 2002; and Lamar Baker in 2001.

    Lighting Up the Scoreboard
    Arizona State has averaged 30.2 points per game in Dirk Koetter's four years at the helm. This year, the Sun Devils are fourth in the Pac-10 and 39th in the nation at 28.1 points per game. The team averaged 24.5 points per game last year, 32.3 ppg in 2002 and 34.0 ppg in 2001. Last season, the Sun Devils scored a season-high 59 points in a 59-14 win over Oregon on Oct. 11. That effort marked the most points for the team since ASU set its school record for scoring in a Pac-10 game with its 65-24 win over Stanford on Sept. 28, 2002. Since coming to ASU, a Koetter-led team has put 50 or more points on the scoreboard four times (10 times in his career).

    With their 27-0 loss at No. 7/8 California last week, the Sun Devils had their school-record streak of 109 consecutive games without being shut out snapped. It marked the first shutout for the team in nine years, since a 31-0 loss at USC on Sept. 30, 1995.

    Walter on Preseason Watch Lists
    Senior quarterback Andrew Walter has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Davey O'Brien Award and the Walter Camp Football Foundation's Player of the Year Award. He has also been named one of nine finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the nation's top senior collegiate quarterback.

    The Davey O'Brien Award is given annually to the nation's top collegiate quarterback. The watch list is comprised of 42 Division-I quarterbacks and will be narrowed down to the semifinalists in early November. Three finalists will be chosen later in November, and the winner will be announced on Dec. 9 at the ESPN College Football Awards Show in Orlando. The winner will be honored at the 28th Annual O'Brien Awards Dinner in February 2005, at the Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Walter is one of 40 'players to watch' for the Walter Camp Award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. That watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in early November. The 2004 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 117 Division I-A head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced on the ESPN/Home Depot College Football Awards Show in December. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation's annual national awards banquet on Feb. 13, 2005 in New Haven, Conn.

    Walter has been named a preseason third-team All-Pac-10 selection by Athlon Sports and is listed as the eighth- and ninth-best quarterback in the nation by Athlon and the Sporting News, respectively. Here is a look at Walter's career statistics and game-by-game statistics:

    PASSING                G  Att- Cmp- Int    Yds  TD  Lg   Pct Avg/P Avg/G  Effic2001................  11   86-  38-   2    546   3  53  44.2   6.3  49.6  104.42002................  14  483- 274-  15   3877  28  85  56.7   8.0 276.9  137.12003................  12  421- 221-  10   3044  24  80  52.5   7.2 253.7  127.32004................   8  305- 167-   7   2083  21  79  54.8   6.8 260.4  130.3TOTAL...............  45 1295- 700-  34   9550  76  85  54.1   7.4 212.2  130.1

    2004 Game-by-Game:

    #16 Walter, Andrew Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack-Yds Effic------------------------------------------------------------------------------UTEP.................. 37 18 0 48.6 241 3 34 3-22 130.12Northwestern.......... 36 19 0 52.8 292 3 47 2-15 148.41Iowa.................. 43 31 1 72.1 428 5 65 0-0 189.42Oregon State.......... 40 16 0 40.0 124 1 17 0-0 74.29Oregon................ 23 14 0 60.9 164 3 27 3-26 163.81USC................... 34 19 2 55.9 181 0 20 6-37 88.84UCLA.................. 51 25 3 49.0 415 6 79 3-15 144.43California............ 41 25 1 61.0 238 0 22 5-17 104.86TOTALS................ 305 167 7 54.8 2083 21 79 22-132 130.25

    2003 Game-by-Game:

    #16 Walter, Andrew Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack-Yds Effic------------------------------------------------------------------------------Northern Arizona...... 24 15 0 62.5 224 4 40 1-11 195.90Utah State............ 37 20 1 54.1 277 2 44 0-0 129.37Iowa.................. 44 25 1 56.8 160 0 16 2-19 82.82Oregon State.......... 42 17 3 40.5 231 2 34 1-6 88.10USC................... 38 19 1 50.0 305 1 35 5-43 120.84Oregon................ 28 18 0 64.3 316 3 49 0-0 194.44North Carolina........ 58 34 0 58.6 408 3 49 1-6 134.78UCLA.................. 10 4 0 40.0 53 0 22 1-8 84.52California............ 26 11 2 42.3 170 1 32 2-12 94.54Stanford.............. 53 23 1 43.4 357 4 67 1-7 121.11Washington State...... 35 19 1 54.3 262 1 32 3-20 120.88Arizona............... 26 16 0 61.5 281 3 80 1-8 190.40TOTALS................ 421 221 10 52.5 3044 24 80 18-140 127.29

    2002 Game-by-Game:

    #16 Walter, Andrew Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack-Yds Effic------------------------------------------------------------------------------Nebraska.............. 16 7 0 43.8 46 0 13 1-17 67.90Eastern Washington.... 4 3 0 75.0 52 1 24 0-0 266.70UCF................... 5 4 0 80.0 54 2 26 0-0 302.72San Diego State....... 20 11 0 55.0 241 4 72 0-0 222.22Stanford.............. 37 22 1 59.5 414 5 67 1-6 192.64North Carolina........ 45 27 2 60.0 474 0 41 2-12 139.59Oregon State.......... 34 14 2 41.2 186 1 46 2-13 85.07Oregon................ 53 31 2 58.5 536 4 67 3-28 160.80Washington............ 27 18 0 66.7 184 2 25 3-29 148.36Washington State...... 51 31 2 60.8 328 2 35 6-42 119.91California............ 50 29 1 58.0 477 4 85 6-46 160.54USC Trojans........... 49 24 2 49.0 297 1 27 4-31 98.47Arizona Wildcats...... 35 25 2 71.4 295 0 28 3-23 130.80Kansas State.......... 57 28 1 49.1 293 2 33 4-29 100.37TOTALS................ 483 274 15 56.7 3877 28 85 35-276 137.07

    2001 Game-by-Game:

    #16 Walter, Andrew Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack-Yds Effic------------------------------------------------------------------------------San Diego State....... 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0-0 0.00Stanford.............. 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0-0 0.00USC................... 4 3 0 75.0 30 0 17 1-5 138.00OREGON................ 25 8 1 32.0 105 0 31 3-21 59.28Washington State...... 4 1 0 25.0 53 0 53 0-0 136.30Arizona............... 22 10 0 45.5 132 1 38 4-21 110.85UCLA.................. 29 16 1 55.2 226 2 45 6-41 136.50TOTALS................ 86 38 2 44.2 546 3 53 15-96 104.38

    ASU Picked Sixth in Preseason Pac-10 Poll
    Arizona State was picked to finish sixth in the Pac-10 in the league's preseason poll of West Coast media members. Defending league and Associated Press national champion USC was picked to finish first, garnering all 24 first-place votes. ASU proved to be something of a challenge for the media members. The Sun Devils were sixth but were just seven points out of fourth place, while media members picked them anywhere from third to ninth.

    Pac-10 Preseason Media Poll (1st place votes)1.     USC (24)              2402.     California            2103.     Oregon                1924.     Oregon State          1385.     Washington State      1336.     Arizona State         1317.     Washington            1008.     UCLA                  989.     Stanford              4010.    Arizona               38
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