ASU Football: Who has the advantage in the Sun Bowl?

TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Manny Wilkins
TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Manny Wilkins /
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TEMPE, AZ – NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver N’Keal Harry
TEMPE, AZ – NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver N’Keal Harry /

Pass Catchers

Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry headlines the crop of pass catchers in Friday’s Hyundai Sun Bowl.

The sophomore wide out had his first 1,000-yard season on 73 catches with seven touchdowns solidifying himself as one of the best receivers in the Pac-12.

Behind Harry, wide receiver Kyle Williams has had a breakout season with 59 receptions, 678 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Jalen Harvey also contributed for the Sun Devils tallying 33 catches, 558 yards and one touchdown.

With Arizona State running the ball 159 more times and throwing 80 fewer passing attempts than NC State, the Wolfpack pass catchers have put up bigger numbers.

NC State has seven players who caught at least 100 yards this season while Arizona State has five players who’ve reached the century mark.

Atop the stats sheet for the Wolfpack is wide receiver Kelvin Harmon, who leads the team with 993 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

Behind Harmon, NC State has wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (56 catches, 651 yards and 4 TDs), Jaylen Samuels (team-high 69 receptions, 551 yards and 4 TDs) and wide receiver Stephen Louis (34 receptions, 468 yards and 2 TDs) who contribute for the Wolfpack.

Despite Arizona State having the best receiver in this game with Harry, NC State’s depth at pass catcher gives them the edge.

Advantage: NC State