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Draft Scout Matt Asiata News
09/28/14 - RB Matt Asiata rushed for 78 yards on 20 carries for three touchdowns. It was the second time in his career Asiata has scored three rushing touchdowns in a game, tying a career high. "After the (Adrian Peterson) situation, we just have to come together and play as one," Asiata said.
09/22/14 - RB Matt Asiata just slams into the line and gets whatever is there, which isn't much. He averaged 2.9 yards on 12 carries. On first downs, the Vikings ran the ball 11 times. They gained just 21 yards. And 15 of them came on a scramble by QB Teddy Bridgewater. So the other 10 first-down carries netted 6 yards. That's bad news for a team built around the run.
09/21/14 - RB Matt Asiata is trying, but he will have a hard time carrying the rushing load for the Vikings. Asiata, who lacks the speed to be a matchup threat, had 35 yards on 12 carries (a 2.9-yard average) Sunday. Asiata did, however, take advantage of blown Saints coverage to rumble 41 yards on a swing pass from QB Teddy Bridgewater -- the longest play of the game.
09/17/14 - RB Matt Asiata set career highs in catches (five) and receiving yards (48), and had his first receiving touchdown while filling in for Adrian Peterson on Sunday.
09/15/14 - RB Matt Asiata capped Sunday's opening drive against the Patriots with a 25-yard touchdown reception, the first touchdown catch of his career.