On defense several newcomers saw action once again. Leading the way was JC transfer Pierre Singfield. The cornerback had 5.5 total tackles, including an assist on a tackle for a loss. True freshman linebacker Shelly Lyons has four solo stops and a pass breakup. JC transfer cornerback Terell Carr had three tackles and an interception, his first one as a Sun Devil, late in the game that thwarted the Cardinal comeback.
For the second week in a row true freshman defensive lineman Lawrence Guy had three total tackles, albeit this time playing defensive tackle rather than end. Safety Clint Floyd had one tackle, which occurred on punt coverage. The true freshman caused the Stanford returner to fumble the ball, which resulted in an eight yard loss for the visitors who ultimately recovered the pigskin.
True freshman linebacker Brandon Magee had a lone tackle. Jamaar Jarrett saw his first action in 2008 and the defensive end had half a tackle, as did JC transfer safety Max Tabach and corner Josh Jordan. Defensive end James Brooks had one pass breakup.