Nixon Helps Sun Devils Pick Apart Bengals, 50-3

Sept. 5, 2009

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mike Nixon returned one of his three interceptions for a touchdown and blocked a punt to lead Arizona State past outmatched Idaho State 50-3 Saturday night.

The senior linebacker became the first Sun Devil with three picks in a game in 20 years.

Thomas Weber tied an Arizona State record with five field goals, all inside of 30 yards.

Danny Sullivan, in his first start after two seasons as Rudy Carpenter's backup, completed 13 of 25 passes for 165 yards in 2 1/2 quarters for the Sun Devils.

The Bengals, who play at Oklahoma next Saturday, committed five turnovers and managed just 37 yards, zero in the first half.

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