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Todd Graham’s 80th Career Victory & Interesting Facts from ASU’s Upset of #7 UCLA
Mike Howell
By , DieHardDevil.com
October 7, 2015 2:37 PM

First Things First: ASU vs UCLA

ASU Senior Captains- D.J. Foster, Jordan Simone and Mike Bercovici

ASU Senior Captains- D.J. Foster, Jordan Simone and Mike Bercovici

 

ASU is now 27-1 under Coach Graham when leading at halftime.

ASU is now 12-19-1 all-time against UCLA and has won five of the last nine games in the hotly contested series.

The visiting team has now won each of the last four contests in the series.

ASU forced 8-of-17 UCLA drives into 3-and-outs. The Bruins had gone 3-and-out just eight times in their first four games of 2015.

UCLA entered the game ranked 22nd nationally in rushing yards per game with 236 which included an average of 130 yards by Heisman candidate Paul Perkins. ASU held UCLA to only 62 rushing yards.

Last but not least, ASU tallied 10 explosive plays against the Bruins (they now have 43 this season).

 

  1. ·      28-yard reception by D.J. Foster
  2. ·      16-yard reception by Tim White
  3. ·      15-yard carry by Demario Richard  
  4. ·      16-yard carry by Demario Richard
  5. ·      34-yard carry by Mike Bercovici
  6. ·      23-yard reception by Devin Lucien
  7. ·      13-yard carry by Kalen Ballage
  8. ·      32-yard reception by Kody Kohl
  9. ·      22-yard reception by Demario Richard
  10. ·      23-yard carry by Kalen Ballage

 

Kalen Ballage's rumble to the end-zone to end the game was the Top Play on ESPN SportsCenter

Kalen Ballage’s 23-yard rumble to the end-zone to end the game was the Top Play on ESPN’s SportsCenter

 

Todd Graham

With the victory at the Rose Bowl, ASU Head Coach Todd Graham picked up his 80th career win.

ASU is now 27-1 under Coach Graham when leading at halftime.

ASU Head Coach Todd Graham

ASU Head Coach Todd Graham

 

The Sun Devils are winners of eight of the past 10 true road contests, including 12 wins in the past 19 road games and 10 Pac-12 road wins in the past 15 under Graham.

Coach Graham notched his 8th win over an AP ranked team in four seasons at ASU, including the second against a top-10 team (#8 Notre Dame in 2014).

The Sun Devils have now gone 8-5 in their past 13 games against ranked teams.

 

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Cover image- Original edit by @UniSwag

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