ASU football to rely on transfer Valladay and Ngata at running back

Every once in a while, Arizona State football will find lightning in a bottle with a running back to take over the game.

Rachaad White dazzled the past two seasons and became the workhorse for the offense.

But while White showcased immense talent that he hopes will carry him to the next level, the Sun Devils are left with the unenviable task of replacing the offensive output he left behind. White accounted for 30.5 percent of ASU’s total yards on offense and 35.6 percent of ASU’s total touchdowns last season.

With only redshirt freshman Daniyel Ngata remaining as the most experienced running back after DeaMonte “Chip” Trayanum transferred to Ohio State, ASU was young again.

And too young for running backs coach Shaun Aguano.

“When I looked at the transfer portal and talked to coach Edwards, the maturity level needed to be dealt with. I needed someone who played snaps before in big games. Do I think those other guys will rise to that level? Yes, ”Aguano said.

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