Arizona St. Sun Devils running back Marion Grice was named MVP of ASU's win over the Arizona Wildcats, thanks to a season-high 156 rushing yards and three touchdowns. "That was just the beginning," Grice told Fox Sports Arizona, "There's more to come."
Grice is a junior who transferred from Blinn (Texas) Community College, and he's looking forward to big things in his senior year:
"I feel like I can play a better game than the one I played," Grice said. "I can take that game and basically get better from it. I was excited about [being MVP] and everything, and I feel like it was my best game this year, but I feel I need better games than that. I need to push myself and keep working harder."
The coaches are behind him, with running backs coach Larry Porter saying Grice is "just scratching the surface" and offensive coordinator Mike Norvell saying people are only getting a chance to see flashes of what Grice can do.
Grice has a total of 520 yards on 89 attempts, a 5.8 yards per carry average. He has another 406 yards on 39 catches (10.4 average), giving him a shot at breaking 1000 all-purpose yards with Arizona State's bowl game. He has 17 total touchdowns this season, nine on the ground and eight through the air.