analysis of ASU’s 3OT loss to Oregon
Adams then threw deep into the end zone to WR Bralon Addison, behind safety Jordan Simone. Addison’s catch was ruled a touchdown after a discussion by the officials with that call standing upon review, much to the displeasure of a crowd convinced that his foot came down out of bounds.
Oregon QB Vernon Adams followed suit, with a 6 yard run on third and 3 that upon review was ruled short of a touchdown. Royce Freeman scored standing up on the next play followed by the extra point for 55 55 and a third overtime. That putthe Ducks on offensewith a chance to tie or go ahead late.
Oregon advanced to the ASU 11 yard line where it faced a fourth and 1 after a timeout with 57 seconds left. RB Royce Freeman ran for a three yards and a first down. The Sun Devils forced an incomplete pass by Vernon Adams, who also missed on a second down pass to the end zone intended by Dwayne Stanford with Kweishi Brown covering.
On third down, the Ducks gave the ball to WR Braion Addison, who was harassed into an incompletion by the defense.cheap nfl jerseys With only 23 seconds and one chance left, Adams was chased to his right by Laiu Moeakiola and Ismael Murphy Richardson only to hurl a pass that 6 5 Stanford came down with at the back of the end zone near the goal post.
The touchdown stood up under review, Aidan Schneider made the tying extra point for 41 41 with 12 seconds remaining. ASU took a knee, and it’s on to overtime for the first time since last year’s 19 16 win over Utah.
Oregon’s open Darren Carrington dropped a potential game tying touchdown bomb from Vernon Adams, who slipped away from a sack, on a third down play from the Ducks’ 24 yard line. That left Oregon with no choice but to punt back to ASU, taking over with 6:45 left.
BACK ON TOP
In what’s turned into the kind of game ASU played circa 1984 when QB Jeff Van Raaphorst was throwing for 400 or more yards, the Sun Devils regained the lead with a 62 yard touchdown drive including 29 and 13 yard passes to Tim White and Devin Lucien.
On third and goal from the Oregon 5 yard line, QB Mike Bercovici faked right, with the entire Ducks defense flowing left to cover, then threw left to uncovered tight end Kody Kohl for a touchdown and 41 34 lead with 7:49 remaining.
So this might not be great football, but it’s entertainingWhat appeared to be ASU’s first turnover, an interception thrown by QB Mike Bercovici on a third and 11 pass to the end zone from the Oregon 15 yard line, was overturned on replay review. Safety Reggie Daniels was ruled to have trapped the ball.
That allowed the Sun Devils to finish a 10 yard drive with a 33 yard field goal by Zane Gonzalez for a 34 34 tie with 12:41 remaining.