Spring Game Ends in 17-17 Tie

With a mixed bag of goods on both sides of the ball, it was only fitting that the concluding Sun Devil spring scrimmage ended in 17-17 tie. Lou Groza Award winner Thomas Weber converted a 46-yard field goal for the white team to end the game.

"There were some good things [and] some bad things, like any scrimmage or any spring game," said ASU Head Coach Dennis Erickson. "I thought defensively we did some awfully good things and ran around real well. I thought the hitting was very good. I thought we tackled well. We executed well at some times. I thought we ran the football well at times. It ended up like how you want to end the spring game, 17-17 tie."

The maroon team consisted of the second team offense (and first team defense) drew first blood when Shaun DeWitty scored on a 36-yard TD right up the middle. The white team struggled in the passing game, whether it was dropped ball or overthrown passes. Nonetheless, one Carpenter's seven completions on a day was a bomb towards the corner of the end zone to Brandon Smith who beat the coverage and scored the 45-yard touchdown. Zach Richards was good on a 45-yard field gold in the waning seconds on the second quarter to give the maroon team a 10-7 lead.

After a scoreless third quarter, Dimitri Nance scores from one yard out to give the white squad their first and only lead on the afternoon 14-10. Danny Sullivan lobbed a beautiful pass down the corner of the end zone to Nate Kimbrough who despite the pass interference by his defender caught the 31 yard pass to put the maroon team up 17-14. The aforementioned Weber field goal granted a rare tie in the spring game.

Offense

Passing

Rudy Carpenter 7-21-88-1TD (43)-1 INT
Danny Sullivan 13-28-115-1TD (31)
Chasen Stangel 6-12-77
Samson Szakacsy 2-19
Kyle Williams 0-1-0

Rushing

Keegan Herring 10-14
Dimitri Nance 13-44-1TD (1)
Jarrell Woods 9-12
Shaun DeWitty 13-71-1TD (29)
Rudy Carpenter 1 minus 5
Danny Sullivan 2- minus 14
Kyle Williams 1-2
Chasen Stangel 1- minus 10
Samson Szakacsy 4- Minus 26
Receiving

Kyle Williams 5-39
Brandon Smith 1-43-TD
Dimitri Nance 3-43
Tony Simmons 2-18
Kerry Taylor 2-26
Shaun DeWitty 1-8
Dustin Driscoll 3-12
Lance Evbuomwan 2-10
Keegan Herring 1-7
T.J. Simpson 2-20
Dan Knapp 2-17
Nate Kimbrough 3-47-1TD (31)
Brian Piva 1-9 Defensive Stats

Gerald Munns- 11 tackles, 1 pass deflection, 1 QB Hurry
Jarrell Holman- 7 tackles
Ryan McFoy- 6 tackles
Mike Nixon- 6 tackles
Morris Wooten- 5 tackles
Omar Bolden- 5 tackles
Travis Smith- 4 tackles
Oliver Aaron- 4 tackles
Travis Goethel- 4 tackles
Troy Nolan- 3 tackles
Saia Falahola- 3 tackles
Bo Moos- 2 tackles
David Bertrand- 2 tackles, 1 sack
Terell Carr- 2 tackles
Angelo Fobbs-Valentino- 2 tackles
Jamarr Robinson- 2 tackles, 3 sacks
James Brooks- 2 tackles, 1 sack, 1 QB Hurry
Jonathon English- 2 tackles
Cameron Harkey- 2 tackles
Anthony Reyes- 2 tackles
Pierre Singfield- 2 tackles, 2 pass deflections, 1 INT
David Smith- 2 tackles
Dexter Davis- 1 tackle
Leo Montt- 1 tackle, 1 sack
Derrall Anderson- 1 tackle
Larry Kelly- 1 tackle
Corey Henderson- 1 tackle
Jeremy Payton- 1 tackle
Colin Parker- 1 tackle, 2 pass deflections, 1 fumble recovery
Luis Vazquez- 1 tackle, 1 sack, 1 pass deflection
Rodney Cox- 1 tackle, 1 pass deflection
Paul ‘Unga- 1 tackle

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