Newcomer Report

If the Devils are to have a successful 2002 campaign, their young talent is going to have to step up and perform. After a slow start against Central Florida, the Devils posted 43 unanswered points to win the game 46-13. Here's a recap of how the Sun Devils newcomers perform.

Quarterback Chad Christensen got the start against the Golden Knights, but could not do anything to get the offense rolling. He went five for 12 with 66 yards passing and one touchdown. In the middle of the 3rd quarter, head coach Dirk Koetter brought Andrew Walter in the game, and it proved to be to be a turning point in the game. Whether Chad will remain the starter is a question that is sure to be asked often this week.

Running backs Hakim Hill and Cornell Canidate saw some action. Hill ran the ball 14 times for 29 yards. Most of his success came on special teams, where he returned four punts for 38 yards, and returned five kickoffs for 157 yards, including a nice 55-yard return. Canidate saw his playing time mostly in the 4th quarter, where he dazzled the fans with breaking off tackles. He rushed 11 times for 57 yards, including a six-yard touchdown run.

Left Guard Tim Fa'aita started the game on the Offensive Line. Offensive Linemen Chad White, Grayling Love, and Chad Rosson all saw playing time, as did Wide Receivers Matt Miller and Moey Mutz.

Defensively, Linebacker Jamar Williams had a solid game. He had three solo tackles, and one assisted. He also had one sack and one interception. Cornerback Josh Golden had two solo tackles on the night, which was part of the solid secondary play. Safety Matt Fawley had two solo tackles and four assisted and Defensive Lineman Matt Mason chipped in with one assisted tackle.

Also seeing playing time defensively were Nick Johnson, Joey Smith, Mike Davis Jr., Daniel Pryor, Tyrone Bowers, and Shane Jones.

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