2012 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

2012 Arizona State Sun Devils football
Arizona State Athletics wordmark.svg
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl champion
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division South Division
2012 record 8–5 (5–4 Pac-12)
Head coach Todd Graham (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Norvell (1st season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Paul Randolph (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinator Ron West (1st season)
Base defense Multiple
MVP Taylor Kelly
Will Sutton
Captain Keelan Johnson
Captain Brandon Magee
Captain Cameron Marshall
Captain Andrew Sampson
Home stadium Sun Devil Stadium
(Capacity: 71,706)
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 7 Stanford xy$   8 1         12 2  
No. 2 Oregon x%   8 1         12 1  
No. 20 Oregon State   6 3         9 4  
Washington   5 4         7 6  
California   2 7         3 9  
Washington State   1 8         3 9  
South Division
UCLA x   6 3         9 5  
Arizona State   5 4         8 5  
USC   5 4         7 6  
Arizona   4 5         8 5  
Utah   3 6         5 7  
Colorado   1 8         1 11  
Championship: Stanford 27, UCLA 24
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first year coach Todd Graham and played their home games at Sun Devil Stadium. They were a member of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 5–4 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for second place in the South Division. They were invited to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl where they defeated Navy.

Previous season[edit]

The 2011 Sun Devils finished 6–7 last season (4–5 in the Pac-12) in Dennis Erickson's fifth and final season as head coach. They were invited to the Las Vegas Bowl, where they were defeated by Boise State. Erickson was fired following the season, and Arizona State hired Todd Graham to replace him.

Players drafted[edit]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Team
2 57 Brock Osweiler Quarterback Denver Broncos
4 101 Omar Bolden Cornerback Denver Broncos
UFA Vontaze Burfict Linebacker Cincinnati Bengals
UFA Colin Parker Linebacker Arizona Cardinals
UFA Garth Gerhart Center Cleveland Browns
UFA Gerell Robinson Wide Receiver Denver Broncos
UFA Shelly Lyons Linebacker Miami Dolphins
UFA Aderious Simmons Offensive Lineman New Orleans Saints
UFA Aaron Pflugrad Wide Receiver Philadelphia Eagles
UFA Michael Willie Wide Receiver San Diego Chargers
UFA Jamaar Jarrett Outside Linebacker St. Louis Rams


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:30 PM Northern Arizona* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ P12N W 63–6   48,658
September 8 7:30 PM Illinois* Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ ESPN W 45–14   54,128
September 15 4:00 PM at Missouri* Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN2 L 20–24   71,004
September 22 7:00 PM Utah Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ P12N W 37–7   58,107
September 29 1:00 PM at California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA FX W 27–17   51,634
October 11 7:00 PM at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ESPN W 51–17   45,161
October 18 6:00 PM No. 2 Oregon Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ ESPN L 21–43   71,004
October 27 12:00 PM UCLAdagger Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ FX L 43–45   55,672
November 3 7:30 PM at No. 13 Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR ESPN2 L 26–36   45,979
November 10 1:00 PM at No. 21 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA P12N L 17–38   80,154
November 17 1:00 PM Washington State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ P12N W 46–7   53,438
November 23 8:00 PM at No. 24 Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ (Territorial Cup) ESPN W 41–34   51,901
December 29 2:00 PM vs. Navy* AT&T ParkSan Francisco, CA (Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl) ESPN2 W 62–28   34,172
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time Zone.

Game summaries[edit]

Northern Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lumberjacks 0 0 6 0 6
Sun Devils 14 28 7 14 63

Marion Grice ran for 3 touchdowns and Taylor Kelly was efficient in his first start as Arizona State opened the Todd Graham era with a 63–6 rout over Northern Arizona on a Thursday night. The Sun Devils dominated NAU from the opening kickoff, forcing three turnovers and rushing for 5 touchdowns while building a 42–0 halftime lead. Cameron Marshall had 2 of ASU's 7 rushing touchdowns, both came in the first quarter. The Sun Devils had over 550 yards of offense while scoring the most points since 2005 by an ASU team.[2]


1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0 7 7 0 14
Sun Devils 14 14 7 10 45

"Taylor Kelly completed 18 of 24 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown, and Arizona State rolled past Illinois 45–14 on Saturday night to improve to 2–0 under new coach Todd Graham."[3] True Freshman Carlos Mendoza had 2 INTs for ASU starting in place of injured linebacker Brandon Magee who was out with a concussion. Arizona State also completed their first 14 passes, 10 by Taylor Kelly and 4 by Michael Eubank. Chris Coyle finished with a career-high 10 receptions for 131 yards and 2 TDs. ILL was without starting QB Nathan Scheelhaase because of an ankle injury suffered a week earlier.


1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 0 7 0 13 20
Tigers 10 7 7 0 24

For the second week in a row the Sun Devils faced a backup QB as Jonathan Franklin was ruled out after being announced in the starting lineup. Instead redshirt Freshman Corbin Berkstresser took the field. Missouri jumped out to a 17-point lead that they held until the fourth quarter in front of a sellout crowd of 71,004, the school's first for a non-conference game since Notre Dame in 1984.[4] After a horrible start ASU QB Taylor Kelly rallied the team in the second half going 9 of 11 and passing for 116 yards. The sophomore also rushed for 59 net yards. The game ended with an interception by Kelly as he tried to hit an open Jamal Miles for what would have been the go ahead touchdown. “We beat ourselves with turnovers tonight,” Kelly said. “We have to protect the football a lot better next week.” Josh Hubner had a career-best 62-yard punt in the game.[5]


1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 0 7 0 0 7
Sun Devils 21 10 3 3 37

1st quarter scoring: ASU – Rashad Ross 38-yard pass from Taylor Kelly (Alex Garoutte kick; ASU – C. Marshall 1-yard run (Garoutte kick; ASU – Marion Grice 10-yard pass from Kelly (Garoutte kick)

2nd quarter scoring: UTAH – Karl Williams 2-yard pass from Jon Hays (Colem Petersen kick); ASU – Garoutte 22-yard field goal; ASU – Marshall 13-yard pass from Kelly (Garoutte kick)

3rd quarter scoring: ASU – Garoutte 22-yard field goal

4th quarter scoring: ASU – Garoutte 43-yard field goal


1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 7 10 3 7 27
Bears 0 7 3 7 17

California leads the series 17–14 with the Golden Bears winning the last meeting 47–38 in Tempe.

1st quarter scoring: ASU – Darwin Rogers 1-yard pass from Taylor Kelly (Alex Garoutte kick).

2nd quarter scoring: CAL – Isi Sofele 24-yard run (Vincenzo D'Amato kick); ASU– Garoutte 28-yard field goal; ASU – Kevin Ozier 9-yard pass from Kelly (Garoutte kick).

3rd quarter scoring: ASU – Garoutte 33-yard field goal; CAL – D'Amato 35-yard field goal.

4th quarter scoring: CAL – Keenan Allen 10-pass from Zach Maynard (D'Amato Kick); ASU – Ozier 22-yard pass from Kelly (Garoutte Kick)


1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 6 14 14 17 51
Buffaloes 0 17 0 0 17

Arizona State starts slow only to dominate in the second half outscoring Colorado 31–0. Linebacker Brandon Magee was quoted before the game that he wanted to pitch a shutout in Colorado on National TV. CU used this as bulletin board material in the days before the game. Taylor Kelly threw for a career-high 5 touchdown passes.

1st quarter scoring:

2nd quarter scoring:

3rd quarter scoring:

4th quarter scoring:


1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Ducks 22 21 0 0 43
Sun Devils 7 0 0 14 21

1st quarter scoring: ASU – Kevin Ozier 28 Yd Pass From Taylor Kelly (Alex Garoutte Kick); ORE – Kenjon Barner 71 Yd Run (Jackson Rice Pass To Rob Beard For Two-Point Conversion); ORE – Bralon Addison 6 Yd Pass From Marcus Mariota (Beard Kick); ORE – Marcus Mariota 2 Yd Pass From Bryan Bennett (Beard Kick)

2nd quarter scoring: ORE – Kenjon Barner 1 Yd Run (Beard Kick); ORE – Marcus Mariota 86 Yd Run (Beard Kick); ORE – Kenjon Barner 1 Yd Run (Beard Kick)

3rd quarter scoring: No scoring.

4th quarter scoring: ASU – Anthony Jones 36 Yd Interception Return (Garoutte Kick); ASU – D. J. Foster 23 Yd Pass From Michael Eubank (Garoutte Kick)


1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 14 7 14 10 45
Sun Devils 14 3 9 17 43

UCLA leads the series, 17–10–1. Last season, UCLA downed ASU 29–28 at the Rose Bowl, a last second field goal attempt by the Sun Devils was just off the mark.

1st quarter scoring: ASU – Kevin Ozier 7-yard pass from Taylor Kelly (Alex Garoutte kick); ASU – Marion Grice 2-yard run (Garoutte kick); UCLA – Johnathan Franklin 3-yard run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Devin Fuller 15-yard pass from Brett Hundley (Fairbairn kick).

2nd quarter scoring: ASU – Jon Mora 36-yard field goal; UCLA – Franklin 5-yard run (Fairbairn kick).

3rd quarter scoring: ASU – Mora 31-yard field goal; UCLA – Damien Thigpen 65-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick); ASU – Grice 20-yard pass from Kelly (Two-point pass conversion failed); UCLA – Joseph Fauria 4-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick).

4th quarter scoring: ASU – Grice 8-yard pass from Kelly (Garoutte kick); UCLA – Damien Thigpen 20-yard Pass From Hundley (Fairbairn kick); ASU – Mora 22-yard field goal; ASU – D.J. Foster 7-yard pass from Kelly (Garoutte kick); UCLA – Fairbairn 33-yard field goal.

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 16 3 0 7 26
#11 Beavers 10 9 10 7 36

1st quarter scoring:

2nd quarter scoring:

3rd quarter scoring:

4th quarter scoring:


1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 7 7 3 0 17
#19 Trojans 7 7 14 10 38

1st quarter scoring: ASU – Chris Coyle 34-yard pass from Taylor Kelly (Alex Garoutte kick); USC – Marqise Lee 80-yard pass from Matt Barkley (Andre Heidari kick).

2nd quarter scoring: ASU – Alden Darby 70-yard interception return (Garoutte kick); USC – Xavier Grimble 4-yard pass from Barkley (Heidari kick).

3rd quarter scoring: ASU – Jon Mora 28-yard field goal; USC – Curtis McNeal 5-yard run (Heidari kick); USC – McNeal 22-yard pass from Barkley (Heidari kick).

4th quarter scoring: USC – Heidari 26-yard field goal; USC – McNeal 27-yard run (Heidari kick).

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 7 7
Sun Devils 18 14 14 0 46

Quarterbacks Taylor Kelly and Michael Eubank accounted for six touchdowns Saturday, and Arizona State became bowl eligible with a 46–7 rout over Washington State that ended the Sun Devils' four-game losing streak.[6]

1st quarter scoring: ASU – Jon Mora 21-yard field goal; ASU – Rashard Ross 15-yard pass from Taylor Kelly (Cameron Marshall run for two-point conversion); ASU – Chris Coyle-18 yard pass from Kelly (Alex Garoutte kick).

2nd quarter scoring: ASU – Marion Grice 17-yard pass from Taylor Kelly (Garoutte kick); ASU – Coyle 29-yard pass from Kelly (Garoutte kick).

3rd quarter scoring: ASU – Michael Eubank 1-yard run (Garoutte kick); ASU – Rashad Ross 31-yard pass from Kelly (Garoutte kick).

4th quarter scoring: WSU – Kristoff Williams 54-yard pass from Connor Halliday (Andrew Furney kick).


Arizona State at #24 Arizona
1 234Total
Arizona St 0 14324 41
Arizona 6 3187 34


  • Does not reflect actual depth chart


Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
Harris Not released RV 24 RV NR NR NR NR RV RV Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

After the Season[edit]

Players Drafted[edit]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Team
UFA Dan Knapp Offensive Lineman Cincinnati Bengals
UFA Brandon Magee Linebacker Dallas Cowboys
UFA Jamal Miles Wide Receiver Jacksonville Jaguars
UFA Keelan Johnson Safety Miami Dolphins
UFA Cameron Marshall Running Back Miami Dolphins
UFA Deveron Carr Cornerback Tampa Bay Buccaneers
UFA Brice Schwab Offensive Lineman Tampa Bay Buccaneers
UFA Rashad Ross Wide Receiver Tennessee Titans


  1. ^ a b "Football – 2013 NFL Undrafted Free Agents". National Football League. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Arizona State pounds Northern Arizona, gives Todd Graham win in debut". Associated Press. ESPN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kelly helps Arizona State roll over Fighting Illini". Associated Press. ESPN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Corbin Berkstresser starts for injured James Franklin, leads Missouri". Associated Press. ESPN.com. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Rabino, Hod. "Miscues doom Devils in Columbia". Scout.com. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Taylor Kelly, Michael Eubank help Arizona State become bowl eligible". Associated Press. ESPN.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012.