Scores

Final

N Arizona 20

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Arizona State 41

(2-0, 2-0 home)

10:00 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
NAU 3 7 10 020
ASU 7 10 10 1441

Top Performers

Passing: S. Threet (ASU) - 391 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: Z. Bauman (NAU) - 22 CAR, 56 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Willie (ASU) - 8 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Steven Threet passes for 391 yards, 3 TDs as Arizona State rolls 

Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz.-- Steven Threet passed for 391 yards and three touchdowns to lead Arizona State to a 41-20 win over FCS opponent Northern Arizona on Saturday night.

Threet's 45-yard pass to receiver Aaron Pflugrad was the turning point for Arizona State, which led only 27-20 before the play happened early in the fourth quarter. Three plays later, Threet found Mike Willie for a 6-yard touchdown pass.

Jamal Miles concluded the scoring with a 1-yard TD run for the Sun Devils (2-0), who compiled 450 yards of offense.

Willie had eight receptions for 114 yards.

Threet, an ex-Michigan quarterback who sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, set career highs in completions (33) and yards before being removed in the fourth quarter. He threw two interceptions but completed passes to eight different receivers.

Michael Herrick threw for 131 yards and a touchdown, and Matt Myers kicked two field goals for Northern Arizona (1-1).

The Sun Devils led 17-10 at halftime.

Threet found Miles for a 6-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter, then connected with receiver Kerry Taylor for a 17-yard score on the second play of the second quarter. It was Taylor's first touchdown since the 2008 season.

Lumberjacks linebacker Reid Worthington intercepted a Threet pass to set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Zach Bauman.

Arizona State committed 40 yards in penalties on one Northern Arizona possession, which culminated with Herrick's 35-yard scoring toss to Khalil Paden with 21 seconds left in the third quarter.

But the Sun Devils' defense pitched a shut out in the fourth quarter.

Arizona State had only 56 rushing yards, but Miles and tailback Cameron Marshall each scored both a rushing and receiving touchdown. Thomas Weber made both of his field goal attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NAU
ASU
1st Downs1321
Total Yards238450
Passing169394
Rushing6956
Penalties8-6513-131
3rd Down Conversions2-147-18
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers12
Possession32:4627:14

Passing Leaders

Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Herrick13/261315.011
Arizona StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Threet33/493918.032

Rushing Leaders

Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bauman22562.5113
Dixon7192.707
Arizona StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Marshall10282.8110
Miles4153.817

Receiving Leaders

Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shanks8668.3024
Paden23919.5135
Arizona StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Willie811414.3137
Simpson37926.3062

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNAUASU
FG09:33Matt Myers 21 Yd 30
TD06:32Jamal Miles 6 Yd Pass From Steven Threet (Thomas Weber Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERNAUASU
TD14:41Kerry Taylor 17 Yd Pass From Steven Threet (Thomas Weber Kick) 314
TD06:12Zach Bauman 1 Yd Run (Matt Myers Kick) 1014
FG01:24Thomas Weber 30 Yd 1017
THIRD QUARTERNAUASU
FG09:14Matt Myers 36 Yd 1317
FG05:49Thomas Weber 25 Yd 1320
TD03:37Cameron Marshall 4 Yd Run (Thomas Weber Kick) 1327
TD00:21Khalil Paden 35 Yd Pass From Michael Herrick (Matt Myers Kick) 2027
FOURTH QUARTERNAUASU
TD12:22Mike Willie 6 Yd Pass From Steven Threet (Thomas Weber Kick) 2034
TD08:38Jamal Miles 1 Yd Run (Thomas Weber Kick) 2041