Oct 19, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils running back Marion Grice (1) during the game against the Washington Huskies at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Marion Grice to miss Arizona State's Pac-12 championship game

The Arizona State Sun Devils take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday in the Pac-12 Championship. Unfortunately for Arizona State, they will be without top tailback Marion Grice, who is dealing with a lower-leg injury.

This season, Grice has 996 yards and 438 yards receiving, with 20 combined touchdowns.

Grice is the team’s leading rusher and third on the team in rushing, so they will need someone to step up in his absence in order to bring home the Pac-12 title.

“Obviously, Marion is one of the best tailbacks that I’ve had the opportunity to coach, and it’s a big loss not having him, I don’t want to minimize that,” Arizona State coach Todd Graham said, via ESPN. “But I also have a lot of confidence in the guys that are in there. I think they showed last week just what kind of depth we have in that position.”

Without Grice in the starting line up, the Sun Devils will need to turn to sophomore D.J. Foster, who has contributed 307 rushing yards, 550 receiving and seven total TDs in 2013.

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