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Foster runs for 147 yards and 3 TDs, No. 19 Arizona State routs Weber State 45-14 in opener

  • Arizona State running back D.J. Foster stiff-arms Weber State linebacker Luke King (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Arizona State running back D.J. Foster stiff-arms Weber State linebacker Luke King (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage, top, scores a touchdown as Weber State linebacker Emmett Tela, middle, defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage, top, scores a touchdown as Weber State linebacker Emmett Tela, middle, defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly tries to avoid a sack by Weber State tackle Jake Gallegos (57) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly tries to avoid a sack by Weber State tackle Jake Gallegos (57) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

D.J. Foster ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns, Jaelen Strong had 10 catches for 146 yards, and No. 19 Arizona State opened its season with a 45-14 rout over Weber State on Thursday night.

The Sun Devils' young defense was sharp in its debut, harassing Weber State quarterback Billy Green and stuffing the Wildcats' running game before the starters came out.

Arizona State's quick-hitting offense overcame a slow start, marching over the Wildcats for 570 total yards.

Taylor Kelly threw for 238 yards on 18-of-27 passing, helping the Sun Devils build a 31-0 lead before sitting out the second half. Foster had a pair of short touchdown runs and reeled off a 57-yarder to open the second half in his first game as Arizona State's featured back.

Zach Smith ran for 128 yards for the Wildcats, including a late 60-yard touchdown in Jay Hill's first game as Weber State's coach.