Newcomer Report

After suffering their first loss of the season in Eugene a week ago, the Sun Devils took to the road once again to square off with conference foe UCLA. The Maroon and Gold defense rose to the occasion in Pasadena to help shrug off another slow start by the offense by holding on for a 24-20 comeback win. Here's how ASU's first-year players faired in the last road game of the 2007 season.

Defensive end Luis Vasquez led the way for the defense by tallying a team-high six solo tackles, including one stop for a loss. With the injury to Michael Marquardt, redshirt freshman Jon Hargis added some additional toughness up front for the line. The defensive tackle overcame a dislocated shoulder to add two stops and force a UCLA fumble. Paul 'Unga also had a solo tackle. Middle linebacker Morris Wooten finished with five takedowns as well.

Troy Nolan added two pass break-ups and six tackles in the secondary. Omar Bolden chipped in another solid outing in his ongoing tour of the Pac-10 straight out of high school. Bolden tallied three tackles against the Bruins.

Do-it-all specialist Thomas Weber played a large role again for the Sun Devils. Weber nailed a 53-yard field goal; his longest of the season, just before halftime that helped give Arizona State some much needed momentum before the break. Four of Weber's ten punts were downed inside the 20-yard line. Weber's shanked punt in the fourth quarter shrunk his average to 39.5 yards per punt for the game.

Other game participants were Kerry Taylor, Jonathan English, Jeff Bereuter, and Garrett Judah.

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