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Jayden Daniels leads No. 22 Arizona State past Stanford

Oct 8, 2021; Tempe, Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) runs for a touchdown against Stanford during PAC-12 action at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic

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Oct 8, 2021; Tempe, Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) runs for a touchdown against Stanford during PAC-12 action at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic Ncaa Football Stanford At Arizona State

Jayden Daniels scored on a long run and DeAndre Pierce notched a defensive touchdown to lead No. 22 Arizona State to a 28-10 victory over Stanford in Pac-12 play on Friday night at Tempe, Ariz.

Daniels scored on a 51-yard keeper while rushing for 76 yards. He also completed 14 of 23 passes for 175 yards as the Sun Devils (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) won their third straight game.

Rachaad White rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown and Elijhah Badger also had a rushing score for Arizona State. Jordan Clark, Jack Jones and Keon Markham had interceptions, and Tyler Johnson had two of the Sun Devils’ five sacks.

Tanner McKee completed 27 of 45 passes for 356 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions for the Cardinal (3-3, 2-2). Elijah Higgins caught seven passes for 110 yards and one touchdown, and Benjamin Yurosek had six receptions for 118 yards.

Arizona State outgained Stanford 255 to 9 on the ground. Overall, the Sun Devils had 430 yards to the Cardinal’s 365.

Stanford pulled within 21-10 on Ryan Sanborn’s 32-yard field goal midway through the third quarter.

The next time the Cardinal had possession, McKee was intercepted by Jones. But as he was about to be tackled, Jones lateraled the ball to Pierce, who ran 27 yards for a touchdown to give Arizona State an 18-point lead with 2:38 left in the game.

Daniels passed for 114 yards and rushed for 66 in the first half as the Sun Devils took a 21-7 lead.

Daniels scored Arizona State’s first touchdown with his legs as he dropped back to pass and saw nothing but open space in front of him. He took off and easily scored on the 51-yard run with 7:12 left in the opening quarter.

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Just over three minutes later, Stanford knotted the score when McKee tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Higgins.

The Sun Devils regained the lead when White scored on a 5-yard run with 1:05 left in the stanza. Arizona State moved ahead 21-7 when Badger scored on a 22-yard run with 10:24 left in the half.

–Field Level Media