There is no Wally Pipp situation breaking out in Tempe.
At his weekly press conference on Monday, Arizona State head coach Todd Graham told the assembled media he expects Taylor Kelly to resume his roll atop the quarterback depth chart Saturday versus Washington.
At his weekly news conference, ASU coach Todd Graham says he expects QB Taylor Kelly to start Saturday against Washington.
— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) October 20, 2014
Kelly hasn’t seen the field since leaving the Sun Devils’ Sept. 13 win over Colorado early with a foot injury.
Backup Mike Bercovici finished that game and started the next three. He threw for 488 yards and three touchdowns with two costly interceptions as the Sun Devils were bludgeoned over the head for a 62-27 loss to UCLA on Sept. 25, but the junior has rebounded nicely since then. He hit 27-of-45 passes for 510 yards and five touchdowns in a 38-34 stunner over USC, and threw for 245 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s 26-10 win over Stanford.
Most importantly, Bercovici has not thrown an interception in 50 combined attempts over the last two seasons.
Alas, Kelly was the entrenched starter heading into this season, and the entrenched starter he will remain.
For the season, Kelly has completed 42-of-68 passes for 625 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions while rushing 19 times for 168 yards and two more scores.
The 14th-ranked Sun Devils will visit Washington at 10:45 p.m. ET on ESPN this Saturday.