Don Hansen

“ASU Holiday Party 12 Pack of Plays” – Plays #3 and #4


The month long celebration of the 2013 Sun Devil season continues with the latest installment of our “ASU Holiday Party 12 Pack of Plays“.  Plays #3 and #4 both come from the Washington game, so it’s two-fisting time.

Play #3

Down 7 to 3 early in the 2nd quarter at home against the Washington Huskies, the Arizona State Sun Devils needed a spark. Quarterback Taylor Kelly had the offensive moving and made a long completion to tight end Chris Coyle down the sideline to get the Sun Devils inside the red zone. Then, our “ASU Devils Den Holiday Party 12 Pack of Plays” Play #3 happened at 0:45 of the video.

The play begins with tight end Chris Coyle and wide receiver Jaelen Strong running routes toward the post. This clears the sideline for running back Marion Grice. As we have seen all season, Grice against a linebacker in one-on-one coverage is a major advantage for Arizona State. Grice makes an unbelievable leaping, twisting catch, and manages to get his right arm down in the end zone for the touchdown.

This amazing touchdown play started a 26 point second quarter for the Sun Devils. Running back Marion Grice finished the game with three touchdowns, adding two rushing touchdowns to this spectacular receiving touchdown, our “Holiday Party 12 Pack Play #3“.

Play #4

After the half, Washington received the ball and scored a big play passing touchdown to spark the Huskies. However, the Sun Devils responded led by Kelly. Kelly used the read-option effectively for a big running gain down to the 1 yard line. Kelly ran read-option again in the red zone, and then our “ASU Devils Den Holiday Party 12 Pack of Plays” Play #4 happened at 2:16-2:21 of the video above.

Kelly called his own number as the left outside linebacker crashed down on the fake to Marion Grice. Kelly looked to be stopped by the safety for a 1 yard loss, but Kelly busts out his best spin move and falls into the end zone for a touchdown. The extremely athletic spin from Kelly was pulled perfectly, and the touchdown showed that these Sun Devils were not going to let the Huskies back into the game. The game finished 53-24 Sun Devils and the Huskies had a long flight back to Seattle.

About Don Hansen

Don Hansen

Don is a 2003 graduate of Arizona State University where he spent four years sitting in the front rows of many ASU athletic events leading the rowdy student section. Now, Don co-hosts the "ASU Devils Den" podcast covering every detail of ASU football. Don works and resides in Gilbert, Arizona with his beautiful Sun Devil wife and their two beautiful daughters!

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