Clay Helton said defensive tackle Brandon Pili broke his middle finger and underwent surgery Friday. He is considered week-to-week. Center Brett Neilon sprained his ankle and is possible.
Now for the predictable stuff: Helton said Kedon Slovis improved throughout the game and Marlon Tuipulotu was a “rock star.” Helton said left tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker for was “dominant.”
Helton said kicker Chase McGrath suffered knee and hip tendinitis but that Parker Lewis was performing better under the circumstances and won the job.
Helton said the ASU was a “good first outing” for the defense. Really.