Newcomer Report

A 33-14 win for Arizona State was marred by sloppy play on Saturday night. Twelve Sun Devil penalties were tallied, including seven personal foul calls. Fortunately, the Sun Devils were able to overcome some early offensive struggles and a barrage of flags to pull away for the victory.

Junior safety Troy Nolan intercepted a Cody Hawkins pass in the second quarter and returned it for a 26-yard score. Nolan's interception was one of the biggest turning points in the game for the Sun Devils in gaining momentum. Nolan also finished with 4 tackles and 1 pass break-up.

Five tackles were recorded by middle linebacker Morris Wooten, including 1 forced fumble. The junior college transfer was flagged on a Colorado field goal attempt in the first half as he jumped on a teammate. Nonetheless, Wooten was one of several defenders that upheld a stout rush defense for the Sun Devils that limited the Buffaloes to just 32 yards on the ground. Redshirt freshman linebacker Jeff Bereuter also notched another tackle on Saturday night.

Luis Vasquez made his second start at defensive end in as many games and came away with 2 stops. Fellow linemen Alex Asi and Jon Hargis got some snaps off the bench and each recorded a tackle.

Other newcomers that participated in the win included defensive tackles Jonathan English and Paul 'Unga, linebacker Garrett Judah, defensive end James Brooks, cornerbacks Jarrell Holman and Omar Bolden, and long snapper Jason Perkins.

Wide receiver Kerry Taylor, a true freshman, played against Colorado but did not come away with a reception or a score.

With all of Arizona State's scores coming in the form of touchdowns, Thomas Weber did not attempt any field goals against Colorado. However, Weber missed an extra point attempt in the first half but went on to convert 3 of his 4 attempts on the night.

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