The redshirt tag was lifted from wide receiver Jamal Miles last night and the local Peoria High School product didn't disappoint. Miles had two catches for 34 yards, and returned one kick for 17 yards. He was also stuffed for no gain on his lone rushing attempt, but overall was a shot in the arm for an ASU offense that seemed overall more creative than any other point this season.
An unexpected newcomer who saw action for the very first time was quarterback Samson Szakacsy. The redshirt sophomore who has been hampered with injuries for most of his ASU career, played only one snap but is was a productive one, albeit thanks to Washington. While executing an option play to Dimitri Nance, a Huskies' defender hit the signal caller late giving the hosts a first down in the third quarter.
On defense, who else but linebacker Vontaze Burfict stood out, although to some extent for the wrong reasons. The true freshman had three personal fouls, two on one drive. On that same drive his interception was negated by a face mask penalty on fellow true freshman Corey Adams. Burfict's tenacity was nonetheless contiguous for the rest of his teammates. Burfict finished with four tackles, while Adams had one stop.
LeQuan Lewis returned to his cornerback spot, and made an impact on special teams recovering a fumbled punt return by the visitors. Kicker Bobby Wenzig was regulated to kickoffs. One of his kicks went for a touchback and averaged 60.8 yards per kickoff.