TEMPE - Call Arizona State the school of "Hard Knocks."
TEMPE - When Todd Graham was a boy in Mesquite, Texas, he'd watch the Rose Bowl on an old black and white television.
CULVER CITY, Calif. - It's probably safe to say that Todd Graham has never been to Eagle, Idaho.
Taylor Kelly, third in the quarterback pecking order as the 2012 season began, set a single-season ASU record with a 67.1 completion percentage.
Former Santa Rita wide receiver J.J. Holliday is giving up football for an internship with ADP.
J.J. Holliday bought his first home, with the help of his mom, as a college junior. He called it an investment.
ASU running back Marion Grice, whose brother was murdered last week, was named the offensive MVP after rushing for 159 yards and two TDs.
Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly, left, celebrates his 1-yard touchdown with Rashad Ross. Kelly also threw four touchdown passes.
SAN FRANCISCO - Taylor Kelly, Marion Grice and the rest of the Arizona State offense put an emphatic finish on coach Todd Graham's successful first season with the Sun Devils.
Taylor Kelly was ASU's third-string quarterback after spring drills in April. After lots of hard work, he won the starter's job in fall camp.
SAN FRANCISCO - Taylor Kelly knows he can't relax. Not with Michael Eubank and Mike Bercovici still wanting his job as Arizona State's starting quarterback. Not with a talented quarterback from Alpharetta, Ga., committed to the Sun Devils' 2013 recruiting class.
ASU junior Chris Coyle, being tackled by USC's Tony Burnett in November, has a team-high 53 catches for 659 yards this season.
TEMPE - Coming into the season, Arizona State junior tight end Chris Coyle had a lot of questions but few answers.
The Arizona Wildcats irked their rivals last year, both by winning the Territorial Cup and by stomping on the pitchfork painted midfield at Sun Devil Stadium.
In 2010, ASU's James Brooks comes up with the first of his two blocked extra point attempts in the Sun Devils' 30-29 double-OT win at the UA. Visitors win the Territorial Cup 42 percent of the time.
Ironwood Ridge running back Anthony Braunreiter doesn't pass the eye test.
Ironwood Ridge running back Anthony Braunreiter isn't especially tall or big, but he scores high marks in smarts, effort and strength.
Receiver Robert Woods and USC fell to ASU last season 43-22, ending an 11-game win streak against the Devils. "We remember that game," he said.
LOS ANGELES - If USC hopes to think about a big finish to its disappointing season, the No. 21-ranked Trojans realize they must improve quickly and significantly on defense.