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Nixon Helped Set an NCAA Record

Nixon Helped Set an NCAA Record

It was almost a magical feeling at Sun Devil Stadium and certainly one that Arizona State's defense won't forget anytime soon. The four defensive touchdowns scored by the Sun Devil defense tied the record set by Houston in 1987, for the most ever in NCAA history. Junior linebacker Mike Nixon said he never expected to be part of history.

"No not at all," laughed Nixon, "Early in the year it seemed like we couldn't catch a break on those tipped balls and the last couple games it came around." The first play was anything but a normal touchdown. ASU defensive end Dexter Davis came around the corner and hit Kevin Craft. The ball came loose and was picked up by UCLA running back Derrick Coleman. Coleman thought the play was dead...

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