TEMPE, Ariz. -- Marion Grice ran for three touchdowns, Taylor Kelly was efficient in his desert debut and Arizona State opened the Todd Graham era with a 63-6 rout over Northern Arizona Thursday night.
The Sun Devils overwhelmed Northern Arizona from the opening kickoff, forcing three turnovers and running for five touchdowns while building a 42-0 halftime lead.
Kelly, Arizona State's fourth quarterback in as many years, looked as he'd been under center all along, throwing for 247 yards and a touchdown.
Cameron Marshall had two of Arizona State's seven rushing touchdowns, both in the first quarter, and the Sun Devils rolled up 554 yards of offense while scoring their most points since 2005.
Arizona State was just as dominant defensively, knocking out Northern Arizona's quarterback and leading rusher in the first half.
Brad Kaaya pass complete to Mark Walton for 41 yds to the Pitt 16 for a 1ST down
George Bollas pass complete to Ernest Calhoun for 18 yds to the Akron 47 for a 1ST down
Keenan Reynolds pass complete to Jamir Tillman for 39 yds to the Houst 36 for a 1ST down
Ty Cummings kickoff for 65 yds , Dishan Romine return for 24 yds to the Navy 24
Houston's Demarcus Ayers already has a touchdown catch, but this time he throws for a score after taking the backwards pass for the 29-yard touchdown.
Brandon Silvers pass intercepted Jerome Smith return for no gain to the GeoSt 8