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WATCH: ASU Football Interviews after Second Scrimmage of Fall Camp

The ASU football team had its second and final scrimmage of fall camp today and their first at the newly-named Mountain America Stadium. Today also mark the Sun Devils’ final day of fall camp.

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Coach Kenny Dillingham thought that today’s scrimmage was “drastically improved” from Saturday’s Camp T scrimmage.

Today’s scrimmage was much more game-like with all of the players on one sideline and coaches up in the box.

“I saw a lot of lot of positive out of today’s scrimmage,” Dillingham said. “We had some explosive plays on offense, and our (first-team) defense continued to stop people. So it was really, really good.”

We saw Jaden Rashada take big strides forward today in the scrimmage, and he made the play of the day, connecting with Elijhah Badger on a 50+ yard touchdown. Badger was the MVP of the day, as he caught multiple deep balls and had over 100 receiving yards in four drive, as Dillingham pointed out. 

Bourguet also put together some solid drives. When he’s in a rhythm, he’s proven that he’s very hard to stop.

Rashada appears to be closer than ever in terms of competing for the starting job.

Dillingham had a lot to say about his freshman QB and said “trajectory” was the best word to describe his play as of late.

“He’s just gotten better and better and better every day,” Dillingham said. “When he’s on the field explosive plays happen. Now is there a learning curve with him? Yeah, he didn’t really get many reps in spring ball, because he showed up the day before. (When) he started, he didn’t earn the right to be with the ones or twos to start full camp. So he started with the threes, but over a period of time, he’s grown and gotten better and better and better. And he’s earned the reps to be with the ones, he’s earned the reps to be with the twos.”

Dillingham continued: “It’s a matter of watching the tape and seeing: Are his positives and explosives, do they outweigh the young moments that you’re going to have as a young quarterback, and can us as a staff control those young moments enough to where we can showcase his talents, which is you saw throwing the ball 50-60 yards down the field. There was almost another one that would have been a 75-80 yard walk off, (but) the DB tipped it. So those plays are obviously different when he’s in the game.”

The two quarterbacks will battle it out for the next week, as Dillingham said he wants to make a decision on the starting QB a week before the Southern Utah game, which would be next Thursday (the 24th).

Some other players that Dillingham highlighted today were junior WR Troy Omeire, junior Jake Smith, who Dillingham said is back with the team, Michigan State grad transfer DL Dashaun Mallory, UNLV junior transfer center Leif Fautanu and Washington State grad transfer LB Travion Brown. The last two guys, Dillingham said, have stepped up and become apart of the team’s leadership council, even though they are newcomers.


Kenny Dillingham Recaps Second Scrimmage of Fall Camp, Details Where QB Situation Stands

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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