Posts tagged: Dimitri Nance

Week 10 Game Matchup: USC Trojans VS. Arizona State Sun Devils

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 6, 2009 6:14 pm

USC Trojans (6-2) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (4-4)
Saturday, November 7, 5:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -10.0

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Pac-10 Week 7 Notes and Observations: Arizona State Sun Devils

By Sam Saig, October 20, 2009 5:58 pm

Arizona State Sun Devils 4-2 Overall (2-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Arizona State 24 – Washington 17

Next Week’s Opponent: @Stanford


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Week 7 Game Matchup: Washington Huskies VS. Arizona State Sun Devils

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 16, 2009 5:24 pm

Washington Huskies (3-3) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (3-2)
Saturday, October 17, 7:15 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Arizona State -6.5

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Pac-10 Week 6 Notes and Observations: Arizona State Sun Devils

By Dave Consolazio, October 13, 2009 6:06 pm

Arizona State Sun Devils 3-2 Overall (1-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Arizona State 27 – Washington State 14

Next Week’s Opponent: Washington


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Pac-10 Week 5 Notes and Observations: Arizona State Sun Devils

By Sam Saig, October 7, 2009 12:13 pm

Arizona State Sun Devils 2-2 Overall (0-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Oregon State 28 – Arizona State 17

Next Week’s Opponent: @Washington State


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Pac-10 Week 5 Notes and Observations: Oregon State Beavers

By Sam Saig, October 6, 2009 1:07 pm

Oregon State Beavers 3-2 Overall (1-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score:  Oregon State 28 – Arizona State 17

Next Week’s Opponent: Stanford


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Pac-10 Week 4 Notes and Observations: Arizona State Sun Devils

By Dave Consolazio, September 30, 2009 4:36 am

Arizona State Sun Devils 2-1 Overall (0-0 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Georgia 20 – Arizona State 17

Next Week’s Opponent: Oregon State


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Pac-10 Week 3 Notes and Observations: Arizona State Sun Devils

By Sam Saig, September 22, 2009 12:34 pm

Arizona State Sun Devils 2-0 Overall (0-0 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Arizona State 38 – Louisiana Monroe 14

Next Week’s Opponent: @Georgia


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Pac-10 Position Breakdown: Running Back – Arizona State Sun Devils

By Sam Saig, July 3, 2009 1:38 am

Much like UCLA, the Arizona State running game was nothing to write home about in 2008. The Sun Devils finished 113th nationally, averaging a meager 2.9 yards per carry. Head coach Dennis Erickson made it clear that last year’s rushing results were unacceptable, and this off-season the ASU coaching staff altered the playbook in an attempt to boost production. On paper, this rushing unit is quite capable of having a big season, but it may take the improved effort of up to four tailbacks.

The incumbent at running back is senior Dimitri Nance. Nance led all ASU halfbacks in 2008 with 410 yards and three touchdowns. He split carries with Keegan Herring (graduated) last season in Tempe, and enters 2009 with 1,139 yards and 13 touchdowns for his career. At 5-10 218-pounds, Nance is always moving forward, and runs with a compact style. He is also a reliable pass-catcher, with 35 receptions for 247 yards in his career. The Euless, Texas native should be an asset in short yardage and goal line situations.

Although Nance can be a solid inside-runner, he lacks explosion and has never run for 100 yards in a game. Last season Nance ran into fumbling trouble in multiple games, and his playing time could be reduced this fall if the problem persists.

Dimitri Nance braces for impact

Dimitri Nance braces for impact

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