Newcomer Report

If the Sun Devils are to have a successful 2002 campaign, their young talent will have to step up and perform. On Saturday, ASU was upset by California 55-38. Here are the contributions of the first-year players for the Devils.

The backfield duo of Cornell Canidate and Hakim Hill struggled once again Saturday. Canidate got the start, but was injured in the game. He had four carries for zero yards. Hakim Hill had eight carries for 28 yards and five receptions for 18 yards, including a two-yard touchdown run. True freshman Derek Hagan had two catches for 13 yards. Tim Fa'aita and Chaz White started on the offensive line. Fellow lineman Grayling Love, tight end Lee Burghgraef, and fullback Mike Talbot all saw playing time on offense.

Once again, defensive back Brett Hudson, who played both corner and safety came up with a huge interception, this one killing a Bears' drive. Along with his interception, he had nine tackles. Shane Jones once again led the newcomers in tackles with ten. Nick Johnson had two tackles, and Josh Golden and Joey Smith had a tackle each. Golden came up with a huge deflection that stopped a touchdown that the Bears would have scored on. Punter Tim Parker had eight punts for an average of 46.2 yards, and his blocked punt was recovered for a Cal score.

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