Torain Leads White Team Past Maroon Team in ASU's Spring Football Game, 20-7

April 14, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. -

Led by a pair of rushing touchdowns by senior Ryan Torain, the White Team defeated the Maroon Team Saturday evening, 20-7, under the lights at Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona State University's annual spring football game.


Torain led all rushers with 68 yards on nine carries (7.6 avg.), with scoring runs of six and 35 yards, both coming in the first half of action.


Junior quarterback Rudy Carpenter directed the victorious White Team, completing 14-of-26 passes for 190 yards, connecting with sophomore wide receiver Brandon Smith six times for a 72 yards.


Sophomores Chris McGaha and Kyle Williams each added a pair of receptions for the White Team, totaling 42 and 41 yards, respectively.


Kicker Thomas Weber converted a 52-yard, fourth-quarter field goal to seal the victory for the White Team.  Weber and senior punter Jonathan Johnson assumed special teams duties for both squads.


Senior wide receiver Rudy Burgess led the way for the Maroon Team, catching game-highs of seven passes for 73 yards, while sophomore quarterback Danny Sullivan completed 19-of-31 passes for 164 yards and a two-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Michael Jones. 


Over 5,000 Sun Devil fans witnessed the first spring football game of the Dennis Erickson coaching era at ASU, capping-off the Sun Devils' 15-practice spring session.


ASU's 2007 football season kicks off on Sept. 1 against San Jose State at Sun Devil Stadium on 7 p.m.


Spring Football Game Statistics




White Team

            PA-PC         Yds.            TD/INT

Rudy Carpenter                     14-26               190             0/0

Kyle Williams                           0-1                   0              0/1


Maroon Team

                                                PA-PC             Yds.            TD/INT

Danny Sullivan                         19-31               164                1/0

Dax Crum                                5-11                 49                 0/1




White Team


Ryan Torain                              9-68                 1 TD

Preston Jones                            5-8

Rudy Carpenter                      4-(-18)

Cole Ptacek                             3-18

Brandon Smith                          1-0


Maroon Team


Keegan Herring                         11-1

Dimitri Nance                            10-29

Danny Sullivan                          5-(-22)




White Team


Brandon Smith                          6-72

Chris McGaha                          2-42

Kyle Williams                           2-41

Dane Guthrie                            2-17

Brent Miller                              1-16

Ryan Torain                              1-5


Maroon Team


Rudy Burgess                           7-73

Jeff Gray                                  4-37

Michael Jones                          3-23                 1 TD

Tyrice Thompson                     2-28

Andrew Pettes                         2-20

Keegan Herring                        2-12

Brady Conrad                          2-8

Stephen Lee                             1-8

Rodney Glass                           1-4




White Team


Alex Asi                               Sack (-2)

Jeff Bereuter                         Sack (-1), FR

Mike Callaghan                     PBU

Saia Falahola                        FF

Jon Hargis                            Sack (-6)

Jarrell Holman                       PBU, FR

Chad Lindsey                        FF

Kellen Mills                           PBU

Anthony Reyes                      FR, INT (13)

Eric Tanner                           Sack (-7)


Maroon Team


Dexter Davis                        Sack (-7)

Michael Marquardt               Sack (-5), TFL (-3)

Jeremy Payton                        FR (12), INT

Justin Tryon                            FF

Luis Vasquez                        Sack (-7)

Morris Wooten                       FR




Thomas Weber                     1-3                   Miss:  36, 48   Made:  52

Matt Boatman                       1-1                   Made:  21





Jonathan Johnson                        6-266-44.3     Long of 52

Thomas Weber                           1-22-22.0       Long of 22

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