A Look Back at Some of the Most Memorable Moments in the Arizona State Series
Sept. 4, 2008
1981In one of the greatest offensive slugfests in school history, Stanford rolls up a school-record 693 yards in total offense, but drops a wild, 62-36 game to the Sun Devils at Stanford Stadium. The two teams combine to break five NCAA records and 11 Pac-10 marks in the game, including NCAA standards for combined total offense (1,436 yards) and passing yardage by both teams (1,092). John Elway completed 10-of-17 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns before leaving the game with 8:10 left in the second quarter due to a concussion and sprained index finger. Backup Steve Cottrell came off the bench to complete 21 passes for 311 yards. Darrin Nelson set a Stanford record for receiving yardage with 237 yards on nine catches.
1989Brian Johnson hooks up with Jon Pickney for an 83 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, but Stanford falls, 30-22 to the Sun Devils in Tempe. The reception ranks as the seventh-longest in school history.
1993Ethan Allen breaks loose for an 82-yard touchdown run down the left sideline in the second quarter. The run is tied for the sixth-longest TD run in school history.
1994Damon Dunn returns a second quarter kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to become the second player in school history to return a kickoff 100 yards for a TD, joining Bob Bryan, who accomplished the feat against San Francisco in 1950. However, at the end of the day, Jon Baker's 38-yard field goal with six seconds remaining gave Arizona State a stunning, 36-35 victory over the Cardinal.
1998Todd Husak completes 24-of-48 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-38 overtime loss to the Sun Devils.
1999Todd Husak throws for four touchdown passes in a 50-30 victory over the Sun Devils in Tempe.
2001Randy Fasani throws four touchdown passes in a 51-28 victory over the Sun Devils at Stanford Stadium.
2003J.R. Lemon rushes for 151 yards on 34 carries and scores two touchdowns in a 38-27 Stanford victory.
2005Mark Bradford catches nine passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-35 victory over the Sun Devils at Stanford Stadium. The receiving performance ranks as the 10th best in school history.