Brown Has a Good/Bad Day


For the second week in a row, starting cornerback Marcus Cassell was replaced ... only this time it was by redshirt freshman Trey Brown instead of freshman Rodney Van, who played last week at California.

Brown experienced the good and bad in his first extensive work as a college cornerback Saturday against Arizona State. Brown, son of former UCLA great Theotis Brown, intercepted Andrew Walter in the first half, but the Arizona State quarterback beat him in the fourth quarter when he completed a 46-yard touchdown to Derek Hagan.

“I thought Trey Brown did a nice job, he made an interception and covered well,” defensive coordinator Larry Kerr said. “But when you get that many opportunities against a quarterback like that, he’ll eventually put one up on you and, unfortunately, the timing was bad for us.”



Redshirt freshman defensive back Chris Horton sprained his left foot.... Senior wide receiver Tab Perry had his best game of the season with five catches for 66 yards.... Offensive guard Shannon Tevaga became the fifth true freshman to start a game, joining wide receivers Marcus Everett and Brandon Breazell, defensive tackle Kenneth Lombard and defensive end Brigham Harwell.