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2006 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

The 2006 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's coach was Dirk Koetter who was fired after the season. It played its home games at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

2006 Arizona State Sun Devils football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
2006 record7–6 (4–5 Pac-10)
Head coachDirk Koetter (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorRoy Wittke
Defensive coordinatorBill Miller
CaptainJosh Barrett
Kyle Caldwell
Jordan Hill
Zach Miller
Home stadiumSun Devil Stadium
(Capacity: 71,706)
Uniform
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Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 USC +   7 2         11 2  
No. 14 California +   7 2         10 3  
No. 21 Oregon State   6 3         10 4  
UCLA   5 4         7 6  
Oregon   4 5         7 6  
Arizona State   4 5         7 6  
Arizona   4 5         6 6  
Washington State   4 5         6 6  
Washington   3 6         5 7  
Stanford   1 8         1 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 pmNorthern Arizona*No. 24FSNAZW 35-1453,540[1]
September 97:00 pmNevada*No. 25
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
FSNAZW 52-2154,232[2]
September 165:00 pmat Colorado*No. 22TBSW 21-347,723[3]
September 2312:30 pmat No. 21 CaliforniaNo. 22FSNL 21-4958,024[4]
September 3012:30 pmNo. 14 Oregon
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
ABCL 13-4858,526[5]
October 145:00 pmat No. 3 USCABCL 21-2891,126[6]
October 2112:30 pmStanford 
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
W 38-353,323[7]
October 285:00 pmat WashingtonFSNAZW 26-23 OT58,822[8]
November 42:05 pmat Oregon StateL 10-4438,274[9]
November 117:00 pmWashington State
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
W 47-1453,289[10]
November 188:15 pmUCLA
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
FSNL 12-2454,459[11]
November 254:00 pmat ArizonaFSNW 28-1457,895[12]
December 246:00 pmat HawaiiESPNL 24-4143,435[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

Game summariesEdit

Northern ArizonaEdit

1 234Total
• Northern Arizona 7 700 14
Arizona St 0

Rudy Carpenter threw for 261 yards and 2 touchdowns and an interception as The Sun Devils needed a strong fourth quarter to beat I-AA Northern Arizona at home.

NevadaEdit

1 234Total
Nevada 0 1407 21
• Arizona St 7 24147 52

ASU had 575 total yards, as Rudy Carpenter threw for 333 yards and 5 touchdowns (to 5 different receivers) and an interception and the Sun Devils rolled over the Wolf Pack. RB Ryan Torain led ASU with 70 yards and a touchdown on 8 carries.

ColoradoEdit

1 234Total
• Arizona St 7 707 21
Colorado 3 000 3

ASU had 440 total yards, as Rudy Carpenter threw for 248 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions and the Sun Devils defeated the Buffaloes. ASU RBs Keegan Herring and Ryan Torain combined for 162 yards and 1 touchdown on 27 carries. The ASU defense held Colorado QB Bernard Jackson to 86 passing yards.

CaliforniaEdit

1 234Total
Arizona St 7 770 21
• California 14 2807 49

Ryan Torain rushed for 185 yards and 1 touchdown, but Rudy Carpenter threw 4 INTs as the Sun Devils struggled all afternoon against the Golden Bears. The ASU defense, who had only given up 38 points all year, gave up 396 yards on defense.

OregonEdit

1 234Total
• Oregon 14 10717 48
Arizona St 0 3100 13

Ryan Torain rushed for 113 yards, but Rudy Carpenter completed only 6 passes for 33 yards as the Sun Devils never led against the Ducks. The Sun Devil offense only went 1-13 on 3rd down conversions, and could only muster 213 total yards. The ASU defense coughed up 584 yards, a season high.

USCEdit

1 234Total
Arizona St 0 7140 21
• USC 14 707 28

The ASU defense caused 4 USC turnovers, but they could only manage 266 total yards as the Sun Devils lost a close one to USC, 28-21. Rudy Carpenter went 12-21 with 124 yards. Ryan Torain collected 96 total yards and a touchdown.

StanfordEdit

1 234Total
Stanford 0 030 3
• Arizona St 10 7147 38

Homecoming weekend proved to be nice to the Devils, who punished a struggling Stanford squad, 38-3. Rudy Carpenter went 14-15 with 160 yards and a touchdown. Keegan Herring rushed for 2 touchdowns. The Cardinal offense was held to only 190 yards.

WashingtonEdit

1 234OTTotal
• Arizona St 0 14606 26
Washington 0 33143 23

Homecoming weekend in Seattle was ruined by a walk-off Carpenter to Brent Miller touchdown pass in Overtime.

Oregon StateEdit

1 234Total
Arizona St 0 1000 10
• Oregon St 17 14310 44

Washington StateEdit

1 234Total
Washington St 7 007 14
• Arizona St 17 13710 47

UCLAEdit

1 234Total
• UCLA 7 737 24
Arizona St 3 630 12

ArizonaEdit

1 234Total
• Arizona St 21 070 28
Arizona 0 1400 14

Hawaii BowlEdit

1 234Total
Arizona St 3 7014 24
• Hawaii 0 32117 41
  • Previous meeting: Hawaii 29, Arizona State 17 (1979)

Colt Brennan broke the NCAA single-season record for touchdown passes with 58, throwing five in the second half to lead Hawaii to a 41-24 victory over Arizona State in the Hawaii Bowl.

Brennan, 33-of-42 for 559 yards, threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Ryan Grice-Mullen on the Warriors' second series of the second half to break the previous mark of 54 set by Houston's David Klingler in 1990, also against the Sun Devils.

Brennan tied the record with his 54th touchdown pass on the previous series, throwing a 38-yard scoring pass to Jason Rivers.

Brennan and Rivers, selected the co-MVPs for Hawaii, also teamed on the final touchdown pass, a 79-yarder late in the fourth quarter. Rivers finished the game with 308 yards on 14 catches, the most in a college bowl game since 1937, which is as far as the record books go back.

Brennan also set the WAC single-season record for most passing yards (5,549), which was previously held by BYU's Ty Detmer in 1990.

The Warrior offense racked up a season high 680 total yards, while the defense held Arizona State to 391 yards, sacked Sun Devil quarterback Rudy Carpenter four times, and forced two fumbles, one in the red zone halting an ASU drive, and another which led to a field goal.

Brennan finished the season with 5,549 yards to become just the third quarterback in college history with 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season, joining Klingler and Texas Tech's B.J. Symons.

Hawaii (11-3) matched the school mark for most wins in a season, set in 1992 when the team went 11-2. The Sun Devils (7-6) concluded their disappointing season, unable to send coach Dirk Koetter out with a win. He coached his final game after being fired the previous month. Dennis Erickson has been hired to take over the team.

  • Game MVPs: Jason Rivers, WR & Colt Brennan, QB: Hawaii. Ryan Torain, RB: Arizona State[14]

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2006-2007/wsu-asu.html
  11. ^ http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2006-2007/ucla-asu.html
  12. ^ http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2006-2007/asuariz.html
  13. ^ http://www.thesundevils.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2006-2007/asuhawai.html
  14. ^ "Hawaiʻi vs Arizona State (Dec 24, 2006)". sheratonhawaiibowl.com. December 24, 2006. Archived from the original on January 1, 2007. Retrieved January 2, 2007.