ARIZONA STATE FOOTBALL

Jayden Daniels completes first career touchdown for ASU

Aug 29, 2019, 7:56 PM | Updated: 10:53 pm
Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels throws prior to an NCAA college football game against Kent...

Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels throws prior to an NCAA college football game against Kent State, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. Daniels is the first true freshman to start the opening game of the season at quarterback in school history. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Jayden Daniels, the first true freshman quarterback to ever start on opening night for the Sun Devils, recorded his first-career touchdown pass against Kent State in the first quarter Thursday.

The eight-yard pass to running back Eno Benjamin came with 3:58 seconds remaining in the quarter.

ASU began the offensive drive after junior college transfer Jack Jones had his first forced fumble at ASU, which was recovered by redshirt freshman Cam Phillips.

By the end of the first quarter, Daniels completed three of four passes for 52 yards and one touchdown.

Daniels completed passes to four different targets in the first quarter alone.

Daniels finished the game with three total touchdowns, two in the air and one rushing, and the Sun Devils won 30-7.

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Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels throws prior to an NCAA college football game against Kent State, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. Daniels is the first true freshman to start the opening game of the season at quarterback in school history. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels throws prior to an NCAA college football game against Kent State, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. Daniels is the first true freshman to start the opening game of the season at quarterback in school history. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against Kent State, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Kent State quarterback Woody Barrett, center, recovers his own fumble in front of Arizona State linebacker Darien Butler (37) and defensive lineman D.J. Davidson (98) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Kent State quarterback Woody Barrett looks to pass the ball against Arizona State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State receiver Frank Darby (84) makes a catch as Kent State cornerback Jamal Parker (7) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels looks to pass the ball against Kent State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin (3) celebrates with teammate Jarrett Bell (50) after scoring a touchdown against Kent State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin runs with the ball during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Kent State on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State linebacker Merlin Robertson (8) sacks Kent State quarterback Dustin Crum (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Kent State quarterback Dustin Crum (14) looks to pass the ball against Arizona State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) throws a pass against Kent State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (2) runs with the ball after a reception against Kent State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels scrambles for a first down against Kent State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State coach Herm Edwards watches from the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Kent State, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State running back Isaiah Floyd (31) runs with the ball as Kent State cornerback Jamal Parker (7) and linebacker Mandela Lawrence-Burke (28) attempt to make the tackle during the second half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (2) gets past Kent State safety Dean Clark (23) on a touchdown catch and run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) hands the ball off to running back Eno Benjamin (3) during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Kent State, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State coach Herm Edwards, left, and Kent State coach Sean Lewis meet following an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 30-7. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) and wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (2) walk off the field following an NCAA college football game against Kent State, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 30-7. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

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