Here at Heat Waved we like to put the spotlight on the “Red Hot Sun Devil of the Game” from each week. In our spotlight this week, Taylor Kelly took home the award!
Although Kelly’s time on the field was short lived due to an injury that took him off of the field, he still managed to have a red hot game.
Taylor Kelly threw for three touchdowns and ran 50 yards for another score before leaving with a right foot injury, and No. 16 Arizona State withstood a late challenge from Colorado to beat the Buffaloes 38-24 on Saturday night.
Kelly completed 13 of 21 for 195 yards passing and he pulled off a beautiful fake on an option play, pulling the ball from Foster’s midsection and bolting up the middle past stunned Colorado defenders en route to the longest touchdown run of his career to give the Sun Devils a 21-point edge midway through the third quarter. Earlier, he had finished the opening drive of the second half with his third scoring pass, a 1-yarder to Jaelen Strong.
ASU got off to a killer start getting a 15-yard touchdown run from Foster and a 38-yard touchdown catch from Kalen Ballage in the game’s opening minutes that was preceded by Simone’s interception of Liufau.
Foster broke free on a 52-yard run setting up a 31-yard field goal by Zane Gonzalez before Colorado finally got untracked as Liufau found Shay Fields for a 4-yard scoring pass and later connected with Spruce from 15 yards as the Buffaloes pulled to 17-14 with 5:39 remaining in the second quarter.
The Sun Devils will host UCLA Bruins, on Thursday at 7:00 pm. They will look to improve their record with another win (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12).
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