2012 Arizona State Sun Devils football team
|2012 Arizona State Sun Devils football|
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Champions
Territorial Cup Trophy Champions, W 41-34
|2012 record||8–5 (5–4 Pac-12)|
|Head coach||Todd Graham (1st year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Mike Norvell (1st year)|
|Defensive coordinator||Paul Randolph (1st year)|
|Co-defensive coordinator||Ron West (1st year)|
|Home stadium||Sun Devil Stadium
|2012 Pacific-12 football standings|
|#2 Oregon x‡||8||–||1||12||–||1|
|#7 Stanford xy†||8||–||1||12||–||2|
|#20 Oregon State||6||–||3||9||–||4|
|Championship: Stanford 27, UCLA 24|
|† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
As of January 8, 2013; 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 Pacific-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.
- 1 Previous season
- 2 Schedule
- 3 Game summaries
- 4 Roster
- 5 Rankings
- 6 After the Season
- 7 References
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.
|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|
|August 30||7:30 PM||Northern Arizona*||Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ||Pac-12||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 Field • Columbia, MO||ESPN2||L 20–24||71,004|
|September 22||7:00 PM||Utah||Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ||Pac-12||W 37–7||58,107|
|September 29||1:00 PM||at California||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA||FX||W 27–17||51,634|
|October 11||7:00 PM||at Colorado||Folsom Field • Boulder, CO||ESPN||W 51–17||45,161|
|October 18||6:00 PM||#2 Oregon||Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ||ESPN||L 21–43||71,004|
|October 27||12:00 PM||UCLA||Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ||FX||L 43–45||55,672|
|November 3||7:30 PM||at #13 Oregon State||Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR||ESPN2||L 26–36||45,979|
|November 10||1:00 PM||at #21 USC||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA||Pac-12||L 17–38||80,154|
|November 17||1:00 PM||Washington State||Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ||Pac-12||W 46–7||53,438|
|November 23||8:00 PM||at #24 Arizona||Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ (Territorial Cup)||ESPN||W 41–34||51,901|
|December 29||2:00 PM||vs. Navy*||AT&T Park • San Francisco, CA (Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl)||ESPN2||W 62–28||34,172|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time Zone.|
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.
"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." 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.
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. 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.
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
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)
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.
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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)
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.
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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).
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. 
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).
- Does not reflect actual depth chart
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After the Season
|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|
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- "Arizona State pounds Northern Arizona, gives Todd Graham win in debut". Associated Press (ESPN.com). Retrieved September 10, 2012.
- "Kelly helps Arizona State roll over Fighting Illini". Associated Press (ESPN.com). Retrieved September 10, 2012.
- "Corbin Berkstresser starts for injured James Franklin, leads Missouri". Associated Press (ESPN.com). Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- Rabino, Hod. "Miscues doom Devils in Columbia". Scout.com. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- "Taylor Kelly, Michael Eubank help Arizona State become bowl eligible". Associated Press (ESPN.com). Retrieved November 17, 2012.