Nov 17

Taylor Kelly quietly put up one of the most impressive games in school history against Washington State on Saturday.  How quietly?  The sophomore QB out of Eagle, Idaho, set the school record for consecutive pass completions in a game and hardly anyone noticed until an hour after the game. 

Kelly started the contest 2-of-5 for 10 yards in a ho-hum beginning.  What did he do after that?  He only went 18-of-18 for 236 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.  The QB rating on that? 283.5 (not that his final 234.2 efficiency was anything to scoff at).

The streak started and finished with Rashad Ross as Kelly found the senior for a 15-yard touchdown at the 8:27 mark in the first quarter. Kelly would then finish his day with an exceptional series of events that saw him avoid a sack, scramble from one of the of the field to the other - all while directing traffic and pointing Ross into the open field where he found him for a 31-yard touchdown pass with 3:13 left in the third quarter to put ASU up 46-0. 

The previous school record of 13 consecutive pass completions in a single game had held for 60 years, set by Dick Mackey in 1952 against S.D. Navy.  This was the second time this season Kelly had thrown for four or more touchdowns in a game.

Also of note in Saturday’s performance is that the fact that if the season were to end after the WSU game, Kelly would set the school record for completion percentage as well. On the year, Kelly is 208-of-311 (.668). The school record is .618 (minimum 300 attempts) set last season by Brock Osweiler (326-of-516). 

For a look at Kelly’s passing line on the day, check out the play-by-pay below.

Asu 2-G at Wsu08 [SG], Kelly, Taylor pass incomplete to Foster, D.J..

Asu 3-G at Wsu08 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Grice, Marion for 4 yards to the WSU4 (Bucannon, Deone).

Asu 1-10 at Wsu41 Kelly, Taylor pass incomplete to Ross, Rashad.

Asu 3-5 at Wsu36 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Coyle, Chris for 6 yards to the WSU30, 1ST DOWN ASU (Monroe, Darryl).

Asu 1-10 at Wsu15 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass incomplete to Ross, Rashad.

Asu 2-10 at Wsu15 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Ross, Rashad for 15 yards to the WSU0, 1ST DOWN ASU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:27.

Asu 2-8 at Wsu45 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Ross, Rashad for 4 yards to the WSU41 (Bucannon, Deone).

Asu 3-4 at Wsu41 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Ross, Rashad for 8 yards to the WSU33, 1ST DOWN ASU (Bucannon, Deone).

Asu 1-10 at Wsu33 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Ross, Rashad for 4 yards to the WSU29 (Carpenter, Ant.).

Asu 2-6 at Wsu29 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Smith, Richard for 11 yards to the WSU18, 1ST DOWN ASU, out-of-bounds (Bucannon, Deone).

Asu 1-10 at Wsu18 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Coyle, Chris for 18 yards to the WSU0, 1ST DOWN ASU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:09.

Asu 1-10 at Asu19 [SG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Ozier, Kevin for 27 yards to the ASU46, 1ST DOWN ASU, out-of-bounds.

Asu 1-15 at Asu41 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Miles, Jamal for 20 yards to the WSU39, 1ST DOWN ASU (Bucannon, Deone).

Asu 1-10 at Wsu39 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Miles, Jamal for 6 yards to the WSU33, out-of-bounds (Carpenter, Ant.).

Asu 2-2 at Wsu12 [SG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Ross, Rashad for loss of 1 yard to the WSU13 (Coen, Cyrus).

Asu 1-10 at Asu50 [NH], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Ross, Rashad for 21 yards to the WSU29, 1ST DOWN ASU, out-of-bounds (Locker, Casey).

Asu 3-10 at Wsu17 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Grice, Marion for 17 yards to the WSU0, 1ST DOWN ASU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:19.

Asu 2-13 at Asu22 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Miles, Jamal for 15 yards to the ASU37, 1ST DOWN ASU (Cooper, Xavier;Bucannon, Deone).

Asu 2-11 at Asu34 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Agwuenu, Alonzo for 5 yards to the ASU39 (Carpenter, Ant.).

Asu 3-6 at Asu39 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Grice, Marion for 6 yards to the ASU45, 1ST DOWN ASU (Monroe, Darryl).

Asu 1-10 at Wsu43 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Foster, D.J. for 11 yards to the WSU32, 1ST DOWN ASU (Monroe, Darryl).

Asu 1-10 at Wsu32 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Ozier, Kevin for 18 yards to the WSU14, 1ST DOWN ASU (Simmons, Daniel).

Asu 2-6 at Wsu31 [NHSG], Kelly, Taylor pass complete to Ross, Rashad for 31 yards to the WSU0, 1ST DOWN ASU, TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:13.

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