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Arizona State knocks off New Mexico State 37-31 in opener

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State stumbled on offense in the second quarter and its defense gave up three late touchdowns.

The Sun Devils were pretty good the rest of the night, leading to another home-opening win.

Manny Wilkins threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, Kalen Ballage had two scoring runs and Arizona State opened the season with a 37-31 victory over New Mexico State on Thursday night.

Arizona State jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead, allowed the Aggies back in it, then pulled away in the second half to win its 19th straight home opener.

''Lots of good things, lots of positive things on both sides of the ball,'' Arizona State coach Todd Graham said. ''The biggest thing was we were rolling, probably should have been up 21-0. But (the Aggies) did a good job, had some good things they were doing.''

Wilkins showed off his strong arm on a 60-yard scoring strike to John Humphrey and finished 22 for 27. Ballage had scoring runs of 7 and 20 yards, carrying most of the load with Demario Richard on the sideline with a right-knee injury.

New Mexico State's Tyler Rogers threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns on 40-of-57 passing. He also had two interceptions, including one returned for a 49-yard touchdown by Kobe Williams.

Jason Huntley and Jaleel Scott each scored two touchdowns for the Aggies.

''This is a good football team we played,'' New Mexico State coach Doug Martin said. ''They will be competing with everybody this year. There some positive signs.''

Coming off a disappointing 5-7 season, Graham did not have his contract extended for the first time since arriving in the desert, a possible sign that more losing won't be tolerated.

Arizona State opened the scoring on Ballage's 7-yard run and Jalen Harvey's 53-yard reception in the first quarter.

The Sun Devils went flat from there.

New Mexico State put together two long drives in the second quarter, pulling within 14-13 by halftime on Scott's spectacular 16-yard touchdown catch and Rogers' 1-yard keeper.

Arizona State was better in the second half.

Wilkins threw a perfectly-placed ball on the 60-yard touchdown to Humphrey and Ballage burst through the right side for a 20-yard TD run to put the Sun Devils up 30-13 late in the third.

New Mexico State made a late push, pulling within 37-25 after Huntley scored on a 50-yard run and a 23-yard reception. Scott scored on a 29-yard pass as time expired, but the run came too late.

''We were a little bumpy coming out,'' Rogers said. ''We shot ourselves in the foot with a couple of stupid penalties. I made a couple of dumb decisions on throws. Other than that, we responded.''

THE TAKEAWAY

The Aggies took a while to get going, but had a 549-400 advantage in total yards and got a good defensive push against a Power Five program, which could help them down the road.

Arizona State became discombobulated for a stretch in the first half, but wore the Aggies down to pull away. The Sun Devils will need to play four good quarters, not just three, as the schedule gets tougher.

NO SUBS

Arizona State played the entire first half with the same 11 players on defense, despite it being over 100 degrees at kickoff. The Sun Devils mainly stuck with those players in the second half until the game got out of reach and the reserves came in.

''When we've got guys we can rotate, we're going to rotate,'' Graham said. ''Until they perform in practice, the 1s are going to play a lot of plays.''

AGGIES SACKS

New Mexico State was one of the FBS' worst teams at generating sacks last season, finishing with 11 in 12 games. The Aggies had seven against Arizona State and defensive back Malik Demby had 5 1/2 tackles for loss.

TIME EXPERIMENT

The Pac-12 is testing a pilot program to shorten games for some non-conference games, including shorter halftimes (15 minutes) and breaks between quarters. Thursday night's game was part of the program and clocked in at more than 3 1/2 hours.

UP NEXT

New Mexico State heads to New Mexico on Sept. 9 for the Rio Grande Rivalry. The Aggies ended a four-game losing streak to the Lobos with a 32-31 victory in Las Cruces last season.

Arizona State has a home game against San Diego State on Sept. 9 before facing what could be a difficult road game against Texas Tech on Sept. 16.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown 0:04
17-T.Rogers complete to 16-J.Scott. 16-J.Scott runs 29 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
85
yds
00:44
pos
31
37
Missed Two Point Conversion 5:04
17-T.Rogers complete to 21-A.Muse. 21-A.Muse to ASU 2 for no gain.
plays
yds
pos
25
37
Touchdown 5:04
17-T.Rogers complete to 1-J.Huntley. 1-J.Huntley runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
57
yds
02:03
pos
25
37
Missed Two Point Conversion 8:27
17-T.Rogers incomplete.
plays
yds
pos
19
37
Touchdown 8:27
1-J.Huntley runs 50 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
59
yds
01:06
pos
19
37
Point After TD 13:52
1-B.Ruiz extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
37
Touchdown 14:02
17-T.Rogers incomplete. INTERCEPTED by 5-K.Williams at NMS 49. 5-K.Williams runs 49 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
65
yds
00:58
pos
13
36
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:50
1-B.Ruiz extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
30
Touchdown 0:50
7-K.Ballage runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
9
yds
03:23
pos
13
29
Missed Point After Touchdown 7:50
1-B.Ruiz extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
13
23
Touchdown 7:50
5-M.Wilkins complete to 12-J.Humphrey. 12-J.Humphrey runs 60 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
2
yds
00:09
pos
13
23
Field Goal 8:56
1-B.Ruiz 52 yards Field Goal is Good.
14
plays
15
yds
06:04
pos
13
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:32
18-D.Brown extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
14
Touchdown 0:32
17-T.Rogers runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
12
plays
31
yds
02:36
pos
12
14
Missed Point After Touchdown 10:52
18-D.Brown extra point is no good. blocked by 1-J.Wicker.
plays
yds
pos
6
14
Touchdown 10:52
17-T.Rogers complete to 16-J.Scott. 16-J.Scott runs 15 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
31
yds
04:00
pos
6
14
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:26
1-B.Ruiz extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 8:26
5-M.Wilkins complete to 89-J.Harvey. 89-J.Harvey runs 53 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
13
yds
00:24
pos
0
13
Point After TD 10:37
1-B.Ruiz extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:37
7-K.Ballage runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
3
yds
03:02
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 27 19
Rushing 9 5
Passing 18 13
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 11-18 5-15
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 517 370
Total Plays 88 70
Avg Gain 5.9 5.3
Net Yards Rushing 151 79
Rush Attempts 30 40
Avg Rush Yards 5.0 2.0
Net Yards Passing 366 291
Comp. - Att. 40-58 24-30
Yards Per Pass 6.3 9.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 7-32 7-30
Penalties - Yards 8-60 2-30
Touchdowns 5 5
Rushing TDs 2 2
Passing TDs 3 2
Other 0 1
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 6-36.8 7-34.6
Return Yards 27 106
Punts - Returns 1-0 2-6
Kickoffs - Returns 1-27 1-51
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-49
Kicking 1/2 5/7
Extra Points 1/2 4/5
Field Goals 0/0 1/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
New Mexico St. 0-1 01301831
Arizona St. 1-0 14016737
366 PASS YDS 291
151 RUSH YDS 79
517 TOTAL YDS 370
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Rogers 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 398 3 2 141.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 398 3 2 141.7
T. Rogers 40/56 398 3 2
C. Cramer 11 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
C. Cramer 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Huntley 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 84 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 84 1
J. Huntley 5 84 1 50
L. Rose III 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 60 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 60 0
L. Rose III 13 60 0 12
T. Rogers 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 7 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 7 1
T. Rogers 12 7 1 13
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Scott 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 149 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 149 2
J. Scott 8 149 2 38
J. Aganon 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 45 0
J. Aganon 4 45 0 28
J. Huntley 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 44 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 44 1
J. Huntley 5 44 1 23
L. Rose III 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 40 0
L. Rose III 3 40 0 23
O. Clark 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 36 0
O. Clark 5 36 0 12
C. Cramer 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 29 0
C. Cramer 4 29 0 9
A. Muse 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 24 0
A. Muse 6 24 0 7
D. Dan 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 18 0
D. Dan 2 18 0 13
G. Hogan 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 9 0
G. Hogan 2 9 0 7
B. Roberts 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
B. Roberts 1 4 0 4
I. Lottie 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
I. Lottie 0 0 0 0
J. Wright 21 DB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Wright 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Herrington 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 2.0
D. Herrington 11-1 2.0 0
T. Hanks 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
T. Hanks 8-1 0.0 0
L. Fa'amasino 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
L. Fa'amasino 8-2 0.0 0
M. Demby 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 2.0
M. Demby 6-0 2.0 0
A. Perkins 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
A. Perkins 5-2 0.0 0
S. Lomax 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
S. Lomax 5-0 0.0 0
Ja. Reese 8 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
Ja. Reese 3-0 1.0 0
S. Bradley 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
S. Bradley 3-0 1.0 0
J. Nwangwa 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Nwangwa 2-0 0.0 0
J. Phipps 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Phipps 2-0 0.0 0
R. Lopez 51 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
R. Lopez 1-1 0.0 0
C. Wilcots II 10 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
C. Wilcots II 1-0 1.0 0
K. Koffie 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Koffie 1-0 0.0 0
M. Vigne 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Vigne 1-0 0.0 0
O. Clark 2 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
O. Clark 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Brown 18 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/2
SEASON FG XP
0/0 1/2
D. Brown 0/0 0 1/2 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Huntley 1 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 27.0 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 27.0 27 0
J. Huntley 1 27.0 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
O. Clark 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
O. Clark 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Wilkins 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
81.5% 300 2 0 199.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
81.5% 300 2 0 199.3
M. Wilkins 22/27 300 2 0
B. Barnett 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 21 0 0 125.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 21 0 0 125.5
B. Barnett 2/3 21 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Ballage 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 79 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 79 2
K. Ballage 18 79 2 20
M. Wilkins 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 6 0
M. Wilkins 13 6 0 14
T. Smith 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
T. Smith 1 4 0 4
E. Benjamin 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 3 0
E. Benjamin 4 3 0 4
M. Cosgrove 22 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
M. Cosgrove 1 0 0 0
D. Richard 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
D. Richard 1 -4 0 -4
B. Barnett 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -9 0
B. Barnett 2 -9 0 -3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Humphrey 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 123 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 123 1
J. Humphrey 7 123 1 60
N. Harry 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 69 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 69 0
N. Harry 6 69 0 19
J. Harvey 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 68 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 68 1
J. Harvey 2 68 1 53
N. Ralston 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 17 0
N. Ralston 3 17 0 9
J. Wilson 9 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 16 0
J. Wilson 1 16 0 16
K. Ballage 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 10 0
K. Ballage 2 10 0 9
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Calhoun 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 0.0
D. Calhoun 12-1 0.0 0
J. Rhodes 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
J. Rhodes 8-1 0.0 0
C. Adams 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
C. Adams 7-0 0.0 0
K. Crump 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 2.0
K. Crump 6-0 2.0 0
C. Sam 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
C. Sam 6-2 0.0 0
Ko. Williams 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
Ko. Williams 5-0 0.0 1
T. Smallwood 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 2.0
T. Smallwood 4-1 2.0 0
A. Latu 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
A. Latu 3-0 1.0 0
J. Wicker 1 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
J. Wicker 2-1 1.0 0
D. Tautalatasi 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Tautalatasi 2-0 0.0 0
J. Bryant 37 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
J. Bryant 2-0 0.0 1
L. Frederick 18 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Frederick 1-0 0.0 0
D. Guignard 38 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Guignard 1-0 0.0 0
T. Whiley 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Whiley 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Ruiz 1 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 4/5
SEASON FG XP
1/2 4/5
B. Ruiz 1/2 52 4/5 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Sleep-Dalton 36 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 37.7 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 37.7 4
M. Sleep-Dalton 6 37.7 4 51
M. Wilkins 5 QB
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 16.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 16.0 1
M. Wilkins 1 16.0 1 16
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Ballage 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 51.0 51 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 51.0 51 0
K. Ballage 1 51.0 51 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Brimhall 35 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 3.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 3.0 6 0
J. Brimhall 2 3.0 6 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 NMEXST 30 1:10 4 9 INT
10:37 NMEXST 25 1:37 4 5 Punt
8:26 NMEXST 25 2:39 7 9 Punt
3:01 NMEXST 19 1:25 4 -5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 NMEXST 11 4:00 14 31 TD
9:06 NMEXST 15 3:26 9 31 Punt
3:08 NMEXST 11 2:36 12 31 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:50 NMEXST 25 0:45 3 3 Punt
7:50 NMEXST 25 3:31 9 42
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NMEXST 33 0:58 3 65 INT
13:52 NMEXST 25 2:09 7 25 Punt
9:33 NMEXST 41 1:06 3 59 TD
7:07 NMEXST 43 2:03 7 57 TD
0:48 NMEXST 15 0:44 6 85 End of game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:39 ARIZST 39 3:02 10 3 TD
8:50 ARIZST 29 0:24 3 13 TD
5:39 ARIZST 37 2:29 6 28 Punt
1:23 NMEXST 50 1:14 3 -1 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:52 ARIZST 25 1:35 4 9 Punt
5:34 ARIZST 24 2:19 8 31 Punt
0:23 NMEXST 46 0:18 4 -16 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARIZST 25 6:04 14 41 FG
7:59 ARIZST 40 0:09 2 2 TD
4:13 ARIZST 33 3:23 9 67 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:52 NMEXST 7 0:00 1 -58
11:36 ARIZST 15 1:55 3 1 Punt
8:27 ARIZST 25 1:14 3 6 Punt
5:04 ARIZST 25 4:06 9 40 Punt