Sun Devils knock off No. 16 Utah

San Francisco Chronicle - Late Edition (Sunday) - - SPORTS -

Ari­zona State’s Manny Wilkins, N’Keal Harry and Eno Ben­jamin shred­ded the No. 1-ranked de­fense in the Pac-12 and in the process threw the Pac-12 South race into a freefor-all.

It was an aw­ful Satur­day af­ter­noon for No. 16 Utah, which lost sole pos­ses­sion of first place in the Pac-12 South and, worse yet, lost start­ing quar­ter­back Tyler Hunt­ley be­cause of a bro­ken col­lar­bone. Wilkins and Harry con­nected for three touch­downs and Ben­jamin ran for two more in host Ari­zona State’s 38-20 vic­tory.

The loss snapped Utah’s four-game win­ning streak and dropped the Utes (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) into a first­place

tie with USC and Ari­zona in the Pac-12 South. Ari­zona State (5-4, 3-3) is a half-game out.

“The domi­noes (have started) to fall in the right place a lit­tle bit but we can’t be too high off of this,” Wilkins said. “We have to come back to work this next week with the same at­ti­tude that we had this past week, that mind-set. Just stay the course.”

Hunt­ley was in­jured when he was hit while forc­ing a throw with 5:33 left in the third quar­ter. Fresh­man Ja­son Shelly re­placed him.

Harry caught nine passes for 161 yards, in­clud­ing TD catches of 3, 23 and 61 yards.

Ore­gon 42, UCLA 21: Justin Herbert threw for 264 yards and two touch­downs and the host Ducks tri­umphed in Bru­ins coach Chip Kelly’s first game at Autzen Sta­dium since he left Ore­gon fol­low­ing the 2012 sea­son.

Dil­lon Mitchell caught eight passes for 156 yards and two touch­downs for the Ducks (6-3, 3-2), who be­came bowl el­i­gi­ble.

With the loss, UCLA (2-7, 2-4) is guar­an­teed to fin­ish be­low .500 in Kelly’s first sea­son with the team.

USC 38, Ore­gon State 21: Aca’Cedric Ware rushed for 205 yards and three touch­downs, in­clud­ing 57-yard and 62-yard scor­ing sprints, to lead the vis­it­ing Tro­jans.

JT Daniels threw for 177 yards and a touch­down, and Vavae Male­peai added 101 yards rush­ing for USC (5-4, 4-3 Pac-12).

Jake Lu­ton went 31for-45 for 301 yards and a touch­down, and Isa­iah Hod­gins had 129 yards re­ceiv­ing for the Beavers (2-7, 1-5).

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