2021 Sun Devil Bowl Guide

15 ARIZONA STATE 2021 BOWL GUIDE FOOTBALL LAS VEGAS BOWL | DEC. 30, 2021 GAME 6 10.8.21 TEMPE — Sun Devil cornerback Jack Jones jumped the route of Stanford’s wide receiver John Humphreys to intercept Tanner McKee’s throw and, before being wrestled to the ground, had the wherewithal to lateral the ball to a nearby DeAndre Pierce, who scampered home for a 27-yard touchdown. Just when they needed it most, the acrobatics of Jones caused Sun Devil Stadium to erupt and helped clinch a 28-10 win Friday night against the Cardinal. The Sun Devils’ first three offensive drives in the game were as pretty as they were efficient, scoring three touchdowns on a total of 22 plays. Everything offensive coordinator Zak Hill dialed up seemed to puzzle the Cardinal, and the Sun Devils helped themselves to a quick 21-7 start. But when the offense stalled a bit, turning in five consecutive scoreless possessions that allowed the Cardinal to creep back into the game, it was the Sun Devil defense that supplied the scoring, thanks to Jones’ acrobatics. Jayden Daniels was smooth and elusive for much of the night, completing 14 of 23 passes for 175 yards and running for 76. He opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 51-yard touchdown run, the second-longest dash of his career. The Sun Devils’ third straight win pushes them to 3-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time since 2012 while also matching their best six-game record to begin a season under Herm Edwards. ASU 28, STANFORD 10 SUN DEVI L STADIUM • TEMPE , ARIZ. VS