Sun Devils knock off No. 16 Utah
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).