NCAA Division 1 Football: Portland State vs. ASU

I love football! Well, I also love Motorsports, like if football and Motorsports were my kids, I would tell them I love them both the exact same amount.

On with the show.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Steven Threet (14) gets a play from the sidelines during a regular season game between the Portland State Vikings and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State defeated Portland State 54-9.

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NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Steven Threet (14) drops back to pass during a regular season game between the Portland State Vikings and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State defeated Portland State 54-9.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Arizona State Sun Devils left guard Adam Tello (77) celebrates a scoring drive with Sun Devils quarterback Steven Threet (14) during a regular season game between the Portland State Vikings and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State defeated Portland State 54-9.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Portland State Vikings quarterback Connor Kavanaugh (10) drops back to pass during a regular season game between the Portland State and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Arizona State Sun Devils defeated the Portland State Vikings 54-9.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Portland State Vikings quarterback Connor Kavanaugh (10) drops back to pass from his end zone during a regular season game between the Portland State and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Arizona State Sun Devils defeated the Portland State Vikings 54-9. Yo, Connor this is not looking to good for you, ah you might want to start running away . . .

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Portland State Vikings quarterback Connor Kavanaugh (10) is about be tackled by Arizona State safety Eddie Elder (2) during a regular season game between the Portland State and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Arizona State Sun Devils defeated the Portland State Vikings 54-9. Dude, I tried to warn you . . .

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

I like to get shots of some of the activities that happen on the field before the game, or on the sidelines during the game. Some people like this kind of stuff, I like it for the colors and imagery of the individual working hard to make the entire band sound and look good.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

Selective focus, depth-of-field shots are also something I like about the auxiliary activities at the games.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

. . . Well, that and the very beautiful Arizona State University Sun Devils cheerleaders on the sidelines . . .

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

I must admit that I am a sucker for a beautiful cheerleader shot . . .

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Arizona State Sun Devil defensive end James Brooks (34) works against Portland State Vikings left tackle Dustin Waldron (79) during a regular season game between the Portland State Vikings and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State defeated Portland State 54-9.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Portland State Vikings Raymond Fry (5) tries to reverse direction on the field during a regular season game between the Portland State Vikings and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State defeated Portland State 54-9.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Steven Threet (14) drops back to pass during a regular season game between the Portland State Vikings and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State defeated Portland State 54-9.

If they use fireworks during halftime a strange smoky-haze will hang on the field for most of the third quarter and make getting good shots difficult unless the plays are right there in front of you.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

I have to confess that I saw one of the other photographers “chasing the light” before the game thought the ribbon of sunlight on the ASU fans made for an interesting shot.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Portland State Vikings quarterback Connor Kavanaugh (10) drops back to pass during a regular season game between the Portland State Vikings and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Arizona State Sun Devils defeated the Portland State Vikings 54-9.

I said before the game that I wasn’t going to pay much attention to shots of the Portland State Vikings players because I didn’t think those shots would sell, but it turns out that some of my best shooting opportunities turned out to be of this team, so I couldn’t help but fire off the shots.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Portland State Vikings quarterback Connor Kavanaugh (10) gets a play from the sidelines during a regular season game between the Portland State and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Arizona State Sun Devils defeated the Portland State Vikings 54-9.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Portland State Vikings quarterback Connor Kavanaugh (10) tries to run the ball during a regular season game between the Portland State and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Arizona State Sun Devils defeated the Portland State Vikings 54-9.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

I like to dig into the details of some of the games and look for some of the stories behind the crowds.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Portland State at Arizona State

04 September 2010: Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Steven Threet (14) drops back to pass during a regular season game between the Portland State Vikings and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona State defeated Portland State 54-9.

Mostly I just like football, and trying to capture good story-telling images from the game.

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2 thoughts on “NCAA Division 1 Football: Portland State vs. ASU

  1. Hi doug, I was wondering if you have any pictures of #44 of portland state against ASU. I would be interested in purchasing them if you have any. Thanks. Let me know. Wayne Melbo

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