Newcomer Report

Arizona State upped their record to 3-0 with a win over visiting San Diego State on Saturday night. The penalty flags were still flying for a second straight game but at least the personal foul calls were reduced in the 34-13 win. As the Sun Devils wrap up the non-conference slate, several newcomers have already made an impact on the defensive side of the ball.

Troy Nolan came away with his second interception in as many games. The junior college transfer also notched six tackles and one pass break up. Nolan has been one of the few bright spots in the secondary thus far as it appears that the pass coverage still needs improvement. True freshman Omar Bolden, who had one tackle, is still battling for time at cornerback but is already a contributor on special teams.

Middle linebacker Morris Wooten recorded his best game yet with a seven-tackle performance against the Aztecs. Wooten will likely be counted on even more over the next few weeks as Gerald Munns is slated to miss some time due to an injured knee. Munns started this last game but Wooten should return to the starting lineup next week against Oregon State.

Junior college transfer Luis Vasquez had one of the two quarterback sacks recorded by the defense. The defensive end came away with a total of four tackles on the night. Defensive tackle Jon Hargis finished with two tackles and a pass break up.

In last week's win over Colorado, Thomas Weber wasn't called upon to attempt any field goals. This week, Weber hit both of his attempts to put him at a perfect 3 for 3 this season. Weber's field goals came from 48 and 31 yards, respectively. The redshirt freshman also converted on all 4 extra point attempts and had two touchbacks (his first ones of the season)

Others who participated in the San Diego State game were: WR Kerry Taylor, DT Jonathan English, DL Paul 'Unga, LB Jeff Bereuter, LB Anthony Reyes, and LB Garrett Judah.

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