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Kenny Dillingham Shares Learning Lesson’s During Dust Storm in Thursday Night’s Win

In Kenny Dillingham’s coaching debut, Arizona State ended up winning the contest by a final score of 24-21 vs. Southern Utah to move to 1-0 on the season.

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However, the game came with a lot of unusual turn of events that Dillingham’s team wasn’t expecting. During halftime, the game on Thursday night got canceled due to a dust storm that took over at around 8 o’clock at night and didn’t end for another 3 hours.

At this point in the game, ASU was leading Southern Utah in the contest 21-7 after freshman quarterback Jaden Rashada connected with Texas transfer Troy Omeire right before the half ended and the delay occurred.

Coach Dillingham talked with the media for his weekly presser on Monday and talked about the incident that was going on during the delay and even gave a learning lesson for his players during the situation.

Dillingham understood that there was a chance that his squad may come out of the half with a lack of energy so he wanted to make sure that his squad was amped up and ready to go.

So much so that he ended up getting his team a little too amped which led to ASU gaining a total of 9 penalties with more than half of them coming in the second half of the game.

Another interesting thing that happened during the delay was that some of the players on the team were getting last-minute homework done which led to Dillingham making a statement during his pressor to make sure that stuff gets done on time.

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It’s safe to say that Coach Dillingham had a memorable first game for ASU that led to a lot of unforgettable moments.

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