Kalen Ballage tied an NCAA record by scoring eight touchdowns, helping Arizona State outlast Texas Tech, 68-55, in a wild game Saturday night at Tempe, Ariz.
Two teams known for scoring points in bunches put on a show, trading big plays and touchdowns on seemingly every snap.
Arizona State (2-0) opened up its playbook in an attempt to keep up with the Red Raiders. Ballage was the focal point, scoring seven touchdowns on direct-snap runs and another on a 39-yard, double-reverse flea flicker. The junior matched the record set by Illinois’ Howard Griffith in 1990.
Texas Tech (1-1) tried to keep up behind Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 540 yards and two...