Weber State at Arizona State

No. 19 Sun Devils cruise past Weber State

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- D.J. Foster ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns, Jaelen Strong had 10 catches for 146 yards, and No. 19 Arizona State opened its season with a 45-14 rout over Weber State on Thursday night.

The Sun Devils' young defense was sharp in its debut, harassing Weber State quarterback Billy Green and stuffing the Wildcats' running game before the starters came out.

Arizona State's quick-hitting offense overcame a slow start, marching over the Wildcats for 570 total yards.

Taylor Kelly threw for 238 yards on 18-of-27 passing, helping the Sun Devils build a 31-0 lead before sitting out the second half. Foster had a pair of short touchdown runs and reeled off a 57-yarder to open the second half in his first game as Arizona State's featured back.

Zach Smith ran for 128 yards for the Wildcats, including a late 60-yard touchdown in Jay Hill's first game as Weber State's coach.

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Scoring Summary
ARIZSTZane Gonzalez 33 yd FG
ARIZSTGary Chambers 8 yd pass from Taylor Kelly (Zane Gonzalez kick)
ARIZSTD.J. Foster 1 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
ARIZSTD.J. Foster 3 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
ARIZSTKalen Ballage 1 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
ARIZSTD.J. Foster 57 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
WBRSTShaydon Kehano 19 yd pass from Billy Green (Josh Kealamakia kick)
ARIZSTEllis Jefferson 15 yd pass from Mike Bercovici (Zane Gonzalez kick)
WBRSTZach Smith 60 yd run (Josh Kealamakia kick)
 
Team Stats
 WBRSTARIZST
First Downs1432
Third Down Efficiency5-159-17
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-1
Plays-Net Yards61-30884-570
Rushes-Yds32-15245-267
Passing Yds156303
Kick Return Yds760
Punt Return Yds44-1
Passes14-29-024-39-0
Punts9-3106-250
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yds9-744-30
Time of Poss.28:4931:11
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
WBRST: Zach Smith 16-128, Eric Wilkes 11-36, Billy Green 4--5, Cameron Livingston 1--7
ARIZST: D.J. Foster 15-147, Kalen Ballage 12-36, Demario Richard 6-24, Kyle Middlebrooks 5-18, Taylor Kelly 3-14, Cameron Smith 1-13, Mike Bercovici 2-10, Ronald Lewis 1-5
PASSING
WBRST: Billy Green 14-29-156-0
ARIZST: Taylor Kelly 18-27-238-0, Mike Bercovici 6-12-65-0
RECEIVING
WBRST: Shaydon Kehano 6-99, Cameron Livingston 5-40, Zach Smith 1-9, Drew Batchelor 1-5, Braden Corpus 1-3
ARIZST: Jaelen Strong 10-146, Ellis Jefferson 4-37, D.J. Foster 4-26, Gary Chambers 2-46, Demario Richard 1-22, Cameron Smith 1-14, Kalen Ballage 1-6, Ronald Lewis 1-6