Quarterback Andrew Walter Throws For 271 Yards, Four TDs Saturday
April 19, 2003
Junior quarterback Andrew Walter completed 15 of 24 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns and the first-team Maroon defense pitched a shutout as the Maroon squad defeated the White team, 28-0, in the annual spring football game at Sun Devil Stadium Saturday.
Walter, who admittedly had his best day of the 15 spring practice sessions, tossed touchdown passes of 38, 18, 6 and 34 yards. His first was a 38-yarder to wide receiver Matt Miller while his second was an 18-yard strike to a wide open tight end Jamaal Lewis. Walter's third scoring strike went to wideout Skyler Fulton and his final toss was caught by wideout Daryl Lightfoot of 34 yards.
Sophomore quarterback Chad Christensen turned in a good day as well, completing 10 of 15 passes for 85 yards. Redshirt freshman quarterback Kellen Bradley was four of five for 31 yards while redshirt freshman Nate Mortensen was one of four for 62 yards (to Wyatt Poole).
In a scrimmage dominated by the forward pass, the leading rusher for the Sun Devils was senior tailback Mike Williams with two carries for 21 yards, including a 20-yarder. Sophomore Cornell Canidate rushed five times for 18 yards while redshirt freshman Randy Hill carried eight times for 17 yards. Fellow frosh Loren Wade gained 15 yards on five carries and Jermaine McKinney posted 17 yards on seven carries.
Miller led all receivers with five catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. Fulton snared four passes for 56 yards and a score and redshirt freshman Terry Richardson collected four passes for 26 yards. Walkon Moey Mutz has four receptions for 35 yards. Senior fullback Mike Karney caught two passes for 34 yards and junior tight end Aaron Austin caught two asses for 31 yards.
Defensively, junior safety Jason Shivers caused a fumble and recovered a fumble on the same play and three Sun Devils collected quarterback sacks on the afternoon - linebacker Justin Burks, Nick Johnson and Shane Jones.
Kicker Tim Parker was perfect on four extra point tries for the Maroon.
Arizona State opens the 2003 football campaign at home on Saturday, Sept. 6 versus Northern Arizona at 7 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium/Frank Kush Field.