Boxscore
Arizona State 63, Northern Arizona 6
Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Sun Devil Stadium
Attendance - 48658

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northern Arizona 0 0 6 0 6
Arizona State 14 28 7 14 63

Recap

Arizona State 63, Northern Arizona 6: Marion Grice scored three touchdowns and Cameron Marshall had two TDs as the host Sun Devils routed the Lumberjacks in the season opener for both teams.

Marshall rushed for two first-quarter touchdowns and Arizona State led 42-0 at halftime before resting their starters in the second half. The Sun Devils’ 63 points are the team's highest total in 86 games dating back to Sept. 1, 2005, when they beat Temple 63-16.

Northern Arizona was outgained 554-237 in total yards and lost its top two playmakers when quarterback Cary Grossart (knee) and leading rusher Zach Bauman (head) left the game in the first half with injuries.

The win marked a successful debut for Arizona State coach Todd Graham, who was hired after the Sun Devils ended last season with five straight losses.

Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly was 15-for-19 passing for 247 yards and one touchdown while sharing time with redshirt freshman Michael Eubank, who rushed for a score just before halftime.

Five Arizona State players scored their first career touchdown, including D.J. Foster, Brandon Magee, Richard Smith, Eubank and Grice, who rushed for 107 yards on 14 carries.

Northern Arizona, which has lost nine straight games to Arizona State, scored its lone touchdown on Chase Cartwright’s 20-yard pass to Nick Cole early in the third quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Bauman had 7 yards rushing before leaving the game, giving him 2,501 for his career. ... Arizona State WR Jamal Miles and RB James Morrison were ruled ineligible for the game for team rule violations. …The Sun Devils have won 13 of their past 14 season openers. … Northern Arizona fell to 7-47 all-time against FBS opponents. … Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson led the Lumberjacks with 82 yards rushing on 15 carries.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:26
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 7 - Northern Arizona 0
1st Quarter - 6:10
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 14 - Northern Arizona 0
2nd Quarter - 13:19
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 21 - Northern Arizona 0
2nd Quarter - 11:12
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 28 - Northern Arizona 0
2nd Quarter - 7:43
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 35 - Northern Arizona 0
2nd Quarter - 4:25
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 42 - Northern Arizona 0
3rd Quarter - 10:51
Northern Arizona   TD  Arizona State 42 - Northern Arizona 6
3rd Quarter - 1:06
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 49 - Northern Arizona 6
4th Quarter - 12:04
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 56 - Northern Arizona 6
4th Quarter - 6:06
Arizona State   TD  Arizona State 63 - Northern Arizona 6
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northern Arizona Arizona State
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Northern Arizona Arizona State
Score 6 63
First Downs 14 25
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-14
29%
7-for-13
54%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 237 554
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 35-88 51-305
Average/Rush 2.5 6.0
Passing
Comp-Att 12-26 16-20
Passing Yards 149 249
Average/Pass Play 5.3 11.9
Penalties-Yards 4-55 4-30
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Time of Possession 29:44 30:16

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Cartwright 9/21 127 1 2
C. Grossart 3/5 22 0 1
Arizona State (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Kelly 15/19 247 1 0
M. Eubank 1/1 2 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. DeBoskie-Johnson 15 82 5.5 0
Z. Bauman 8 7 0.9 0
C. Jahn 6 6 1.0 0
C. Cartwright 3 4 1.3 0
C. Grossart 2 -10 -5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Grice 14 107 7.6 3
D. Foster 8 67 8.4 1
T. Kelly 6 43 7.2 0
M. Eubank 7 36 5.1 1
R. Smith 3 26 8.7 0
C. Marshall 9 14 1.6 2
D. Lewis 4 12 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Rickert 2 47 23.5 0
C. Jahn 1 25 25.0 0
D. Walker 2 23 11.5 0
N. Cole 1 20 20.0 1
C. DeBoskie-Johnson 1 8 8.0 0
J. Hess 1 8 8.0 0
A. Shanks 1 7 7.0 0
D. Emanuel 1 6 6.0 0
Z. Bauman 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Coyle 2 65 32.5 0
R. Ross 1 50 50.0 0
R. Smith 5 45 9.0 1
D. Foster 4 32 8.0 0
K. Ozier 2 29 14.5 0
C. Marshall 2 28 14.0 0
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