Redshirt senior safety Damarious Randall was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 13-19 and became the 94th Sun Devil Football honoree since 1983.
ARIZONA STATE CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (94)
Damarious Randall (D), Oct. 20
Alden Darby (D), Sept. 30
Zane Gonzalez (ST), Oct. 21
Taylor Kelly (O), Nov. 4
Robert Nelson (D), Nov. 18
Chris Young (D), Nov. 25
Damarious Randall (D), Dec. 2
Gonzalez (ST), Dec. 2
Will Sutton (D), Oct. 1
Rashad Ross (ST), Oct. 16
Brandon Magee (D), Nov. 26
Shelly Lyons (D), Sept. 26
Jamal Miles (ST), Oct. 3
Junior Onyeali (D), Nov. 1
Brock Osweiler (O), Nov. 28
Mike Nixon (D), Sept. 5
Mike Nixon (D), Nov. 1
Jamal Miles (ST), Nov. 28
James Brooks (D), Dec. 6
Thomas Weber (ST), Dec. 6
Gerald Munns (D), Sept. 6
Thomas Weber (ST), Nov. 8
Troy Nolan (D), Nov. 29
Robert James (D), Sept.1
Thomas Weber (ST) Sept. 29
Thomas Weber (ST), Oct. 6
Thomas Weber (ST), Dec. 1
Jesse Ainsworth (ST), Nov. 11
Dale Robinson (D), Sept. 10
Jamar Williams (D), Sept. 24
Terry Richardson (ST), Oct. 1
Rudy Carpenter (O), Oct. 29
Dale Robinson (D), Sept. 11
Jamar Williams (D), Sept. 18
Jesse Ainsworth (ST), Sept. 18
Emmanuel Franklin (D), Sept. 25
Andrew Walter (O), Oct. 11
Hakim Hill (ST), Sept. 7
Josh Amobi (D), Oct. 12
Andrew Walter (O), Oct. 19
Mike Barth (ST), Oct. 19
Terrell Suggs (D), Oct. 26
Alfred Williams (D), Oct. 20
Nick Murphy (ST), Sept. 2
Adam Archuleta (D), Oct. 23
J.R. Redmond (O), Nov. 6
Todd Heap (O), Nov. 27
Adam Archuleta (D), Sept. 26
Robert Nycz (ST), Sept. 14
Ryan Kealy (O), Oct. 11
Pat Tillman (D), Oct. 18
Ryan Kealy (O), Nov. 1
Marcus Willliams (ST), Nov. 1
Michael Martin (O), Sept. 7
Robert Nycz (ST), Sept. 7
Mitchell Freedman (D), Sept. 21
Pat Tillman (D), Sept. 28
Jake Plummer (O), Oct. 12
Lance Anderson (ST), Oct. 19
Terry Battle (ST), Nov. 2
Derrick Rodgers (D), Nov. 9
Jake Plummer (O), Nov. 4
Brian Singleton (ST), Nov. 11
Jon Baker (ST), Oct. 8
Jake Plummer (O), Oct. 29
Jon Baker (ST), Oct. 29
Mario Bates (O), Oct. 30
Jon Baker (ST), Oct. 30
Dan Lucas (D), Nov. 13
Arizona State Defense (D), Oct. 24
Brett Wallerstedt (D), Nov. 14
Israel Stanley (D), Nov. 21
Brett Wallerstedt (D), Sept. 21
Eric Guliford (ST), Nov. 23
Nathan LaDuke (D), Sept. 15
Paul Justin (O), Nov. 10
Paul Justin (O), Oct. 28
Ron Fair (O), Oct. 28
Paul Justin (O), Oct. 22
Eric Crawford (D), Oct. 29
Mike Schuh (ST), Sept. 12
Eric Allen (D), Oct. 17
Mike Schuh (ST), Oct. 31
Jeff Van Raaphorst (O), Oct. 4
Scott Stephen (D), Oct. 4
Greg Clark (D), Oct. 18
Channing Williams (O), Nov. 1
Stacy Harvey (D), Nov. 1
David Fulcher (D), Sept. 28
Greg Battle (D), Oct. 26
Scott Stephen (D), Nov. 9
Darryl Clark (O), Sept. 29
David Fulcher (D), Sept. 29
Anthony Parker (D), Oct. 20
Jeff Van Raaphorsrt (O), Nov. 3
Darryl Clark (O), Sept. 24
David Fulcher (D), Oct. 1
Darryl Clark (O), Oct. 15
Todd Hons (O), Oct. 15
Which is your favorite sequence from our Sun Devil’s victory against Stanford Saturday night?
D.J. Foster spins out of a tackle by Alex Carter
Jaelen Strong steals a catch!
Lloyd Carrington sacks Stanford’s QB Kevin Hogan
Mike Bercovici finds Jaelen Strong for a 3-yard TD pass in the 2nd quarter
Laiu Moeakiola catches up and tackles wide receiver Jeff Trojan
If you can’t support the Sun Devils in person this week, catch all of the action on television or online during the days and times listed below.
Volleyball @ Oregon 4:00 p.m. - Pac–12 Networks
Soccer vs. California 7:00 p.m. - Live stream at http://pac-12.com/videos/arizona-state-university
Volleyball @ Oregon State 7:00 p.m. - Live stream at http://pac-12.com/videos/oregon-state-university-2
Football @ Washington 7:45 p.m. - ESPN
Soccer vs. Stanford 1:00 p.m. - Live stream at http://pac-12.com/videos/arizona-state-university
If you’re a member of #SunDevilNation but can’t make it out to Tempe this weekend, we have you covered for Saturday’s game at No. 23 Stanford. Whether you’re living in New York City or Colorado Springs, Colo., check out our viewing guide for where to watch the game or check out the ASU Alumni Association’s game watching locations map at http://alumni.asu.edu/events/game-watching. #GoDevils
Sportsman’s Bar & Grill
1000 N Humphreys St
Boomarang at Boat Quay
52 Circular Road
Buffalo Wild Wings
4280 S. Hualapi Way #108
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Fox and Hound Bar & Grill
3101 New Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Blake Street Tavern
2301 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205
Sliders Bar and Grill
1006 Spring Creek Ln.
Fort Collins, CO
The Phoenix on Westheimer
1915 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098
Fox and Hound Bar & Grill
12651 Vance Jackson Road #110
San Antonio, TX 78230
Catch 22 Bar & Grill
770 North Milwaukee Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
The Cubby Bear
1059 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60613
1833 McKees Rocks Road
McKees Rocks, PA
Tavern on Broad
200 S Broad St
Kelly’s Brew Pub
3222 Central Avenue Southeast
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Buffalo Wild Wings
985 E Fort Union Blvd
Midvale, UT 84047
Macadam’s Bar & Grill
5833 Southwest Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97239
American Junkie in Hermosa Beach
68 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA
Barney’s Beanery in Burbank
250 N. 1st St.
The Parlor in Hollywood
7250 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
2406 Newport Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Rookies Sports Lodge
1535 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
1326 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Firehouse No. 37
250 Market Place
San Ramon, CA 94583
Firestone Public House
1132 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tavern at Medlock
3230 Medlock Bridge Rd #101
Boomer Esiason’s Stadium Grill
222 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd St. S
Arlington, VA 22202
Buster’s Bar and Grill
1396 E State St
World of Beer
3934 Townsfair Way
Columbus, OH 43219
Taylor’s Pub at Nora
1546 E. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
The Home of Heather and Derek Beard
7100 Cane Court
Charlotte, NC 28226
1641 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka, MN
It is a rite of passage for a team that lost its top scorers to have media ask if they are surprised a team is ranked low in preseason rankings, and then write about the losses of last year.
Eh…they sort of go together right?
Well for what it is worth after the 2008-09 season the Sun Devils lost the third pick in the draft and the Pac-10 Player of the Year (bearded guy) and the nation’s top field goal maker and first pick of the second round (Jeff Pendergraph) coming off its best season in decades. The collapse of the program was predicted with a seventh-place finish.
Luckily, guys like Derek Glasser and Ty Abbott decided to still play and the Sun Devils went 12-6 in the Pac-10, finished second in the loop, won 22 games and Herb Sendek took home Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors.
ASU has finished higher than predicted in each of the past two seasons, as short memory people forget the Sun Devils were picked seventh last year en route to getting the third seed in the Pac-12 Tournament.
ASU also under-promised and over-delivered in 2012-13 (picked for 11th and tied for sixth) and in 2007-08 (picked for ninth but tied for fifth) under Coach Sendek.
The USA Today top-25 poll is out, and several Sun Devil opponents who visit Wells Fargo Arena are on the fringe of being ranked.
—Arizona is ranked second, and the Wildcats visit Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 7, in a game that will be broadcast by FOX at 2:30 p.m., as ASU has won two of the past three vs. UA at Wells Fargo Arena.
—Defending Ivy League champ Harvard is tied for the No. 26 spot and visits Tempe on Dec. 28 (Noon on Pac-12 Networks), while the other No. 26 Stanford comes to town on Thursday, March 5 (9 p.m.).
—Utah is the Pac-12 home opener on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. (FOX Sports 1) and is 30th, while UCLA is ranked 33rd and returns to Tempe on Wed., Feb. 18 for an ESPN2 tilt at 7 p.m.
—Oregon got votes to rank 35th and visits on Friday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Network) while Colorado is tied for 36th and has a Jan. 17 tip here on Pac-12 Networks at 2:30 p.m.
ASU also has a chance to play No. 14 Iowa State in Kansas City in November.
All these teams that could be ranked brings up some great opportunities for ASU, who has nine wins vs. ranked teams since coming to Tempe and 38 in his career. Here is a list of those
By Jake Anderson, SDA Media Relations (@snake_anderson)
Vontaze Burfict (Cincinnati Bengals): Burfict returned to action in week six after missing week five with a concussion. Last year’s league leading tackler was second on the team in tackles on the day. He obtained seven tackles and three assists in five quarters of football, as the Bengals tied the Panthers 37-37. The Bengals will travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in week seven.
Weekly Notables: Seven tackles, three assists
Terrell Suggs (Baltimore Ravens): Suggs was at it again in week six as he accumulated three total tackles, including two solo and one sack in a 48-17 routing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He would have had 1.5 sacks on the day, but a defensive holding call negated it. Suggs did most of his work in the second quarter as the Ravens led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and 38-0 at halftime.
Weekly Notables: Three total tackles, two solo, one sack
Omar Bolden (Denver Broncos): The Denver Broncos took on the New York Jets in week six in a game that was closer than many would of predicted. With the Broncos up seven and less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter, a Geno Smith pick-six sealed the Broncos 31-17 win. Bolden stamped his name on the game with two assists in the winning effort. The Broncos face off against the San Francisco 49ers in Denver this week on Sunday Night.
Weekly Notables: Two assists
Brandon Magee (Tampa Bay Buccaneers): The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Baltimore Ravens in week six. The game left much to be desired, as the Ravens blew out the Bucs 45-17, including a 28-0 first quarter lead and a 38-0 halftime lead. Magee made his mark on the game in the fourth quarter with a solo tackle on a kickoff. The Bucs are heading into their week seven bye.
Weekly Notables: One solo tackle
Will Sutton (Chicago Bears): Sutton’s three consecutive start streak came to an end week six, as Bears DT Jay Ratliff returned to action from a concussion in the Bears 27-13 road win over the Falcons. However, Sutton will be rotated in, as he has proven to be a disruptive force on the Bears defensive line. The Bears take on the Dolphins next week in Chicago.
Mike Pollak (Cincinnati Bengals): The Cincinnati Bengals hosted the Carolina Panthers in week six. The Bengals offensive line dominated as Bengals QB, Andy Dalton, was able to tally 323 passing yards and two TDs while Bengals RB, Giovanni Bernard, ran for 137 yards, including an 89-yard TD run. However, the two sides could not be separated as the game ended in a 37-37 tie after overtime.
Shawn Lauvao (Washington Football Club): Lauvao returned to the home of his alma mater in week six to face his former ASU teammate, Cardinals G Paul Fanaika. Washington’s offensive line allowed QB, Kirk Cousins, to air it out for 354 yards and two TDs. However, a late pick-six on a possible game-tying drive with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter sealed the win for the Cardinals.
Paul Fanaika (Arizona Cardinals): Fanaika faced off against his former ASU teammate, Washington G Shawn Lauvao, in Glendale in week six. It was Cardinals QB Carson Palmer’s first week back from a nerve injury in his throwing shoulder. The offensive line did a good job only allowing one sack and allowing Palmer to accumulate 243 passing yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals 30-20 win over Washington.
Week Six DNP/No Stats Available:
Brock Osweiler (Broncos), Robert Nelson (Browns), Lawrence Guy (Chargers), Carl Bradford (Packers), Derek Hagan (Titans), Davon Coleman (Cowboys), Marion Grice (Cardinals), LeQuan Lewis (Jets),
Zach Miller (Seattle Seahawks)/Ankle
*WR Rashad Ross is back on the Washington Redskins practice squad*
Max Rottluff is the third Sun Devil (five occasions) to win a tournament under Tim Mickelson.
SUN DEVIL MEDALISTS UNDER TIM MICKELSON(2011-PRESENT)
Max Rottluff (Jr.), Alister MacKenzie Invitational (Oct. 13-14, 2014)
Jon Rahm (So.), 2014 ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Mar. 21-13, 2014)
Jon Rahm (Fr.), 2013 San Diego Classic (Mar. 11-12, 2013)
Jon Rahm (Fr.), 2012 Bill Cullum Invitational (Oct. 21-22, 2012)
Spencer Fletcher (Sr./co-medalist), 2011 Bill Cullum Invitational (Sept. 17-18, 2011)
Where To Watch The Sun Devils This Week
Watch Sun Devil Volleyball, Sun Devil Football and Sun Devil Soccer throughout the weekend. Wear maroon on Saturday to support football’s #MaroonMonsoon.
Soccer at USC 2pm - Pac–12 Networks
Volleyball vs Washington 6pm - Pac–12 Networks
Football vs Stanford 7:30pm - ESPN
Volleyball vs Washington State 11am - Pac–12 Networks
An average of 62,689 watched us play eight games between the Buttes in 2013
501,509 helped us fill Sun Devil Stadium through December
Our students’ voice grew louder as “The Inferno” became the largest in the Pac-12
#SunDevilNation has never been stronger and with our community’s continued support, our program will maintain its momentum.
As part of the season-long celebration of the best fans in college football, we are recognizing season-ticket holders whose support through the years has played an integral role in building our program.
Congratulations to this game’s Sun Devil Football Legacy Supporter, Steve Turkovich. Steve played for ASU for three seasons in 1961, and 1963-64, and has been a proud season ticket holder for 49 years since 1965. He attends all home games and even every practice.
Check back with Pitchfork Posts all season long to learn about all of our Football Legacy Supporters.
Describe your favorite Sun Devil Football road game trip
My family and I try to take one or two road trips a season. We love supporting and following ASU. My all time favorite road trip was the 1987 Rose Bowl game where ASU beat Michigan 22-15. Some of my other favorites are:
- Traveling to all the Pac-12 football games
- Traveling to the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.
- Traveling to the Shamrock Series against the University of Notre Dame in Dallas, Texas
Bowl game trips
- 1971 Fiesta Bowl vs. Florida State
- 1973 Fiesta Bowl vs. University of Pittsburgh
- 1975 Fiesta Bowl vs. Nebraska (undefeated that year)
- 1977 Fiesta Bowl vs. Penn St.
- 1983 Fiesta Bowl vs. Oklahoma
- 1987 Rose Bowl vs. Michigan
- 1987 Freedom Bowl vs. Air Force
- 1997 Rose Bowl vs. Ohio State
- 1997 Sun Bowl vs. Iowa
- 2002 Holiday Bowl vs. Kansas State
- 2005 Insight Bowl vs. Rutgers
- 2007 Holiday Bowl vs. Texas
- 2013 Holiday Bowl vs. Texas Tech
What are you most looking forward to in regards to the new stadium?
I am looking forward to the reinvention of Sun Devil Stadium. I think the new additions will not just add comfort, style, and fan friendly accommodations, but most importantly will keep us competitive with the top football programs.
Some areas I am especially looking forward to are:
• I am looking forward to upgraded stadium seating with additional legroom
• New restrooms throughout the facility
• New concession stands located throughout the stadium
• Accommodations being made for the disabled, including elevators and escalators
• The largest double-sided, state-of-the-art video board and scoreboard in Arizona
What do you like most about game day?
What I like most about game day is spending it with family and friends tailgating and pregame on the field. We arrive to Sun Devil Stadium four hours before kickoff. We invite friends and family to our tailgate, which some games is visited by the Sun Devil Marching Band, Spirit Squad and/or Sparky. Our tailgate spot is near where the ASU football buses come through. It is fun to cheer them on. I totally enjoy pregame on the field with my family members and former lettermen teammates. My all-time favorite part is lining up in the Pat Tillman Tunnel, pregame, with other lettermen. We help to motivate and fire-up our team prior to the game. The feeling is overwhelming!
I enjoy standing on the sidelines during the game watching and supporting our team and my new teammates!
Also, I love our fantastic student body (the largest in the Pac-12) supporting and cheering for ASU! It gives me chills!
What is your favorite uniform combination?
My favorite uniform combination goes back to when I played football in the early 1960s. It is the gold helmets, maroon jerseys, and gold pants. The other combination I do like is the maroon helmets with the big pitchfork and number on the side, maroon jerseys and maroon pants. I believe this is the same combination (all maroon) that was used in the 1920s.
What is your favorite Sun Devil Athletics memory?
Wow! This is a very hard question to answer. When I think back over my life there are so many great memories. Fifty-five years ago, when I was only 17 years of age, my life changed for the better. Frank Kush offered me a football scholarship in 1960 and my new life just started. Here are some ofthe great memories that followed:
• My freshman football year, 1960, playing against U of A, I scored two touchdowns!
• My senior year, 1963, beating U of A 35-6 in Sun Devil Stadium and getting an interception against them. (Our record that year was 8-1)
• Meeting my wife, Janice Ward Turkovich, at ASU.
• Having my daughter, Tonya Turkovich McMillan, my son Tony Turkovich, and my granddaughter, Tatum McMillan, being true Sun Devil fans and attending all ASU sporting events.
• Watching my daughter cheer for ASU in the early-to-mid 90s during the Jake Plummer and Keith Poole era.
• In 1996, naming the field after Frank Kush and carrying him off the field at halftime. That game we shutout No. 1 ranked Nebraska 19-0.
• Frank Kush Legends Luncheon and being in the Homecoming parade with the other legends, including Frank Kush as the Grand Marshall.
• Coach Todd Graham for recognizing all past lettermen and bringing back the tradition of Camp Tontozona.
Turk’s Heisman pose from his playing days
Turk and his coach, Frank Kush
Turk running ball
Turk’s senior picture
Turk and his son, Tony
Turk’s daughter, Tonya, on the cheer squad
Turk and his wife, Jan
Turk’s family with Jake Plummer