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RECAP: No. 23 Arizona State Sun Devils score 30 unanswered, rout UNLV

Sep 11, 2021; Tempe, Arizona, USA; UNLV Rebels quarterback Doug Brumfield (2) dives for a touchdown against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the first half at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 11, 2021; Tempe, Arizona, USA; UNLV Rebels quarterback Doug Brumfield (2) dives for a touchdown against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the first half at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels rushed for 125 yards on 13 carries and passed for 175 yards and two touchdowns to lead the No. 23 Sun Devils to a 37-10 win over UNLV at Tempe, Ariz.

Rachaad White, who gained 90 yards on 22 carries, rushed for two touchdowns in the second half and Arizona State’s defense limited UNLV to 13 total yards and one first down after halftime.

Arizona State (2-0) led 14-10 at halftime but could have led by more with its final possession of the half stalling at the UNLV 26 when Daniels was sacked on a fourth-and-3 play.

Daniels led the Sun Devils in the first half with 80 yards rushing nine carries while also completing 12 of 16 pass attempts for 123 yards. He completed 20 of 29 passes in the game.

He was intercepted by Nohl Williams after Arizona State drove to the UNLV 11 in the first possession of the game.

The Rebels (0-2) drove to the Arizona State 10 before Daniel Gutierrez made a 28-yard field goal with 4:40 left in the first quarter. The drive was 16 plays for 70 yards that took 7:40 off the clock.

Daniels then engineered an 11-play, 71-yard scoring drive culminating with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Wilson with 13:42 left in the second quarter that put Arizona State ahead 7-3.

UNLV again developed a sustained drive of 10 plays covering 75 yards that resulted in 4-yard touchdown run by Doug Brumfield with 8:46 left in the second quarter.

Arizona State took a 14-10 lead on Daniyel Ngata’s 13-yard touchdown run with 2:56 remaining as part of an 11-play, 62-yard drive.

White’s first touchdown run of 9 yards with 45 seconds left in the third quarter gave the Sun Devils a 21-10 lead. Arizona State started that possession at the UNLV 37 after a 17-yard punt return by D.J. Taylor.

White then scored on a 1-yard run with 13:10 remaining in the game with Arizona State starting at its 48-yard line following a UNLV punt deep from its own territory.

It is White’s fourth straight game with multiple touchdown runs.

Arizona State rushed for 290 yards while UNLV finished with 155 total yards.

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–Field Level Media