2021 Sun Devil Bowl Guide

10 LAS VEGAS BOWL | DEC. 30, 2021 ARIZONA STATE 2021 BOWL GUIDE FOOTBALL GAME 2 9.11.21 #23 ASU 37, UNLV 10 SUN DEVI L STADIUM • TEMPE , ARIZ. VS TEMPE — The season is young, but the No. 23 Sun Devils are learning that the marriage of a dominant rushing attack and a stubborn defensive showing is a foolproof recipe for success. For the second consecutive week, they masterfully paired the two, this time doing so to pummel the UNLV Rebels, 37-10, Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium. Jayden Daniels and Rachaad White outran the Rebels for much of the night, with Daniels setting a new career-high in rushing yards with 125. White chipped in with 90 of his own on 22 carries, reaching the end zone twice. The Sun Devil defense was unbreakable in the second half, pitching a shutout and forcing the Rebels to punt on seven consecutive possessions. As the defense stood its ground, the offense quickly caught fire. The Sun Devils ripped off 27 unanswered points, doing so via Daniel Ngata’s 13-yard end-around, White’s two scores, a 33-yard hookup from Daniel to LV Bunkley-Shelton and a Christian Zendejas 22-yard field goal. After going into the half with a slim 14-10 edge, Daniels and the Sun Devil offense found its groove. They were propelled by a stretch in which they scored on four consecutive possessions to bury the Rebels, turning what was once a 10-7 deficit into a contest far out of reach.