Arizona State's Kelly Totals Five TDs in Bowl Win Over Navy
News:Taylor Kelly completed an impressive 17-of-19 passing for 268 yards and four touchdowns and added 81 yards and a fifth score on the ground Saturday as Arizona State routed Navy 62-28 in the 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, California.
Analysis: The sophomore quarterback from Eagle, Idaho turned out to be one of the fantasy breakouts of the 2012 season, with Taylor Kelly emerging from nowhere coming out of fall practice and ending the year the Pac-12's fourth-best overall passer, thanks to throwing for 3040 yards, 29 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.
ASU's Kelly Nets 191 Passing Yards in Win Over Arizona
News:Taylor Kelly completed 16-of-29 passing for 191 yards Friday as Arizona State edged out Arizona 41-34 on the road in Tucson.
Analysis:Taylor Kelly served as more of a game manager than usual in Friday's win at Arizona, but finishes the 2012 regular season with 2,772 yards passing, 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Arizona State's Kelly Throws Four TDs in Win Over WSU
News:Taylor Kelly completed 20-of-23 passes for 246 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as Arizona State routed Washington State 46-7 at home in Tempe.
Analysis:Taylor Kelly showed superior ball control in Saturday's win over the Cougars, going without a single interception for the first time in five starts. The junior has now thrown four or more touchdown passes in a single contest three times this season. Expect solid numbers from Kelly next week as Arizona State takes on in-state rival Arizona.
Arizona State's Kelly Throws Three INTs in Loss to USC
News:Taylor Kelly completed 19-of-30 passing for 174 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions Saturday as Arizona State fell to Southern California 38-17 on the road in Los Angeles.
Analysis:Taylor Kelly has now thrown for no more than 174 yards in each of his last two starts while also tossing a total of seven interceptions in games against Oregon, UCLA, Oregon State and Southern California. Expect his numbers will improve next weekend against Washington State, however.
Arizona State's Kelly Leads All Rushers w/ 80 Yards
News:Taylor Kelly completed 22-of-41 passing for 153 yards, a touchdown and an interception and led the Sun Devils in rushing with 10 carries for 80 yards Saturday as Arizona State fell to Oregon State 36-26 on the road in Corvallis.
Analysis:Taylor Kelly posted his second-worst passing numbers of the season against a tough Oregon State defense Saturday, but still found success on the ground, where he posted career-high rushing figures.
Arizona State's Kelly Throws 4 TDs in Close Loss to UCLA
News:Taylor Kelly completed 25-of-35 passing for 315 yards, four touchdowns and an interception Saturday as Arizona State fell to UCLA 45-43 at home in Tempe.
Analysis:Taylor Kelly's outing Saturday was a strong rebound performance after a disastrous showing nine days earlier against the University of Oregon. The sophomore also added to his overall totals on the day 14 carries for 55 yards - his third-best totals on the ground for the year.
ASU's Kelly Has Rough Night Against Tough Oregon Defense
News:Taylor Kelly completed 10-of-18 passes for 93 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions Thursday night as Arizona State fell to Oregon 43-21 at home in Tempe.
Analysis:Taylor Kelly had the worse outing of his career as a starter for the Sun Devils Thursday night, finishing with a 95.1 quarterback rating and throwing his first two interceptions in four games. Kelly headed into Thursday's showdown with the Ducks the Pac-12's leader in passing efficiency, but was replaced in the second half by backup Michael Eubank.
Arizona State's Kelly Throws 5 TDs in Rout of Colorado
News:Taylor Kelly completed 20-of-28 passes for 308 yards and five touchdowns Thursday night as Arizona State routed Colorado 51-17 on the road in Boulder.
Analysis: In his last three starts, Taylor Kelly has thrown for 11 touchdowns and no interceptions, and with 1,600 yards passing on the year, ASU's quarterback has moved himself to third-most productive quarterback in the Pac-12 behind Matt Scott of Arizona and Brett Hundley of UCLA.
News: Taylor completed 26-of-45 passing for 292 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Arizona State downed California 27-17 on the road in Berkeley.
Analysis:Taylor Kelly has now put together a pair of outstanding showings against Pac-12 opponents, totaling 628 passing yards and six touchdowns in wins over Utah and California.
ASU's Kelly Throws for Career-Best 326 Yards vs. Utah
News:Taylor Kelly completed 19-of-26 passing for 326 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Arizona State defeated Utah 37-7 at home in Tempe.
Analysis:Taylor Kelly had a rough outing a week earlier in a 24-20 loss at Missouri, but rebounded nicely in ASU's Pac-12 opener against the Utes. For the year now, the sophomore has thrown for 1,000 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Fantasy owners could do a lot worse than adding Kelly via waiver wire in the next week or two in order to add depth at quarterback.
ASU's Kelly Throws Two INTs in Week Three Loss to Mizzou
News:Taylor Kelly completed 14-of-23 passing for 178 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions Saturday as Arizona State fell to Missouri 24-20 on the road.
Analysis:Taylor Kelly had been efficient through his first two starts for the Sun Devils, completing 77-percent of his throws and avoiding a single turnover. Things changed dramatically against Missouri, however, with the junior throwing his first two picks of 2012 on back-to-back possessions Saturday night. One positive, however - Kelly led Arizona State in rushing against the Tigers, taking 15 carries for 59 yards. Watch to see how he rebounds next week against Utah.
News:Taylor Kelly completed 18-of-24 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Arizona State manhandled Illinois 45-14 at home in Tempe.
Analysis:Taylor Kelly is no Collin Klein, but so far this season, has put up safe and consistent numbers for the Sun Devils. Assuming he retains the job of starter under center as the season progresses, the sophomore from Eagle, Indiana wouldn't be a bad addition to the roster of a fantasy owner looking to expand depth at quarterback.
News: Head coach of Arizona State, Todd Graham, has named Taylor Kelly the Sun Devils' starter under center heading into ASU's 2012 season opener against Northern Arizona, but also guaranteed that Michael Eubank would seek weekly snaps, Fox Sports Arizona reports.
Analysis: Graham may have named Taylor Kelly a starter under center, but it's far-fetched to say the passer received a full endorsement from the Sun Devils' head coach. Noted Graham, "This is just the beginning, and it will be a process. We'll see where we end up." Graham continued: "You have to put your faith in someone and go."
News:Taylor Kelly has emerged as Arizona State's top quarterback, the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Michael Eubank and Mike Bercovici would be the losers of the competition if Taylor Kelly keeps his lead. Kelly was widely believed to be last in that race during the spring, but he has apparently made a strong push since.