Newcomer Report

Through out the 2005 season, DevilsDigest will track the contributions of the team's first-year players. The following are the newcomers' contributions in Arizona State's 27-24 win over the Washington State Cougars.

Redshirt freshman Rudy Carpenter is now 2-0 as a starting quarterback for the Sun Devils, leading them to victory on Saturday, the Devils first win in Pullman since 2000. Carpenter was 28 of 43, and threw for 381yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the road victory.

Running back Keegan Herring ran for 87 yards on 12 carries. The freshman broke off a key 28 yard gain in the second half to sustain a Sun Devil drive before Carpenter fumbled the ball.

The redshirt freshmen pair of Nate Kimbrough and Michael   Jones saw some rare time at WR against the Cougars but did not register any catches. Two offensive linemen that have gotten more snaps recently, Leo Talavou and Paul Fanaika, did not play against Washington State.

Zach Catanese led the secondary in tackles, as usual. The junior had a near interception in the first half but finished with 6 solo stops and 1 pass break-up. Safety Derron Ware also followed up his minutes last week against Washington with one tackle.

Dirk Koetter wanted more of a rotation up front on the defensive line to keep legs fresh. In that rotation, Will Kofe and David Smith logged more minutes and made the most of the opportunity. Kofe had four tackles while Smith logged a tackle for a loss. True freshman linebacker Chad Lindsey recorded a solo tackle, as well.

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