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the other op­tion. Thomp­son-Robin­son re­turned to prac­tice this week. Kelly said Thomp­son-Robin­son is med­i­cally cleared to play but wouldn’t say who would start.

Speight com­pleted 12 of 25 for 147 yards and a touch­down against Ore­gon. Thomp­son-Robin­son was just 9-of-23 for 135 yards and a TD, with one in­ter­cep­tion, be­fore leav­ing the game.


Ex­pect to see a lot of Ben­jamin against the Bru­ins, who rank 107th in the na­tion in rush­ing de­fense. Two games ago, Utah’s Zack Moss rushed for 211 yards and three touch­downs in the Utes’ 41-10

win at UCLA.

Ben­jamin, mean­while, has rushed for 1,113 yards this sea­son, with three games to go. He needs only 117 yards to pass Ryan To­rain’s mark for most yards by an Ari­zona State run­ning back in the school’s Pac-12 era.


Wilkins is a three-year starter who’s had four of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tors.

He said it will be an emo­tional day play­ing in his fi­nal game at Sun Devil Sta­dium.

“I’ve put (in) a lot of hard work, a lot of ded­i­ca­tion, and I grew up tremen­dously here,” Wilkins said. “This place will for­ever be spe­cial to me. I know when I walk out of that tun­nel for the last time it’s go­ing to be hard

to com­pre­hend it.”


As one-sided as the score was, UCLA did out­gain Ore­gon 496 yards to 492. The dif­fer­ence was three turnovers — one in­ter­cep­tion and two lost fum­bles.

The Bru­ins’ Joshua Kel­ley rushed for 161 yards and a touch­down in 26 car­ries.

“This is a good foot­ball team,” Ed­wards said. “They can move the ball. They can do some things on de­fense to dis­cour­age you. We have to be pre­pared, there are a lot of dis­trac­tions like Se­nior Day. All th­ese things be­come part of how do you deal with that, and I think so far I think our play­ers are fo­cused on foot­ball on the field.”

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