ASU without DBs Torrence, Markham brothers; DT Norman-Lott vs. Utah

Sep 24, 2022, 7:19 PM | Updated: 7:27 pm
Keon Markham #13 of the Arizona State Sun Devils makes a tackle during the second half of the NCAAF...
Keon Markham #13 of the Arizona State Sun Devils makes a tackle during the second half of the NCAAF game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Sun Devil Stadium on September 17, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona State Sun Devils (1-2) will be without starting cornerback Ro Torrence again as they open Pac-12 play against No. 13 Utah (2-1) on Saturday night.

Keon Markham, who started in place of Torrence last week against Eastern Michigan, will also miss the conference opener.

The defensive line will be shorthanded without Omarr Norman-Lott.

All four were listed as gametime decisions.

The Sun Devils were already without WR Zeke Freeman and starting CB Ed Woods who were listed as injured.

To add to the troubles in the secondary, Markham’s brother Kejuan was not seen during warm ups.

Khoury Bethley, Chris Edmonds and Timarcus Davis should all be available on the back end of the defense as the trio all rank in the top six on the roster in total tackles.

They will need to be on their game against Utah quarterback Cam Rising, who enters with 694 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception through three games this season for the Utes.

Kejuan Markham picked off Rising in last year’s matchup against Utah.

Arizona State is looking for the upset against the defending conference champions.

They are also looking to begin the Shaun Aguano era with a win in his home opener as head coach.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and can be heard on ESPN 620 AM / 98.7 FM-HD 2.


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