TEMPE, Ariz. — Oregon did not look fairly prepared for prime time, and the Arizona State Solar Devils have an enormous win they sorely wanted.
Freshman Brandon Ruiz kicked a forty one-yard area objective with 2:33 to play and Arizona State held on to upset No. 24 Oregon 37-35 on Saturday night time within the Pac-12 opener for each groups.
The Geese’ Justin Herbert accomplished 19 of 35 for 281 yards and three scores.
BOX SCORE: Arizona State 37, No. 24 Oregon 35
It was the primary loss at Oregon for brand spanking new coach Willie Taggart.
“It was a scarcity of execution, by everyone,” he stated. “Coaches, myself included, we did not do a very good job. Within the first half, they took it to us offensively, as an alternative of us taking it to them.”
Oregon (three-1), a thirteen-level favourite going into the sport, trailed all through by as many as 17 factors till Herbert threw fifty one yards to Jacob Breeland and scored on a 5-yard quarterback draw to place the Geese up 35-34 with 6:forty one to play.
However the Solar Devils responded.
Arizona State (2-2) transformed an important third-and-6 play on a ten-yard cross from quarterback Manny Wilkins to Jalen Harvey to get Arizona State into vary for the profitable subject aim.
The Geese drove previous midfield however, on fourth down, Herbert’s scramble fell simply shy of a primary down.
Oregon had another probability after forcing Arizona State to punt with 50 seconds to play however by no means acquired out of its personal territory.
PHOTOS: Arizona State 37, No. 24 Oregon 35
Herbert threw landing passes of 20 yards to Johnny Johnson III and 22 to Tony Brooks-James to chop the Arizona State result in 31-28 with four:33 nonetheless left within the third quarter.
The Solar Devils scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and had a cushty 17-7 lead nearing the top of the primary half.
However with 37 seconds to play, Ryan Newsome muffed an Oregon punt and the Geese’ La’Mar Winston jumped on the ball on the Arizona State 12-yard line. Royce Freeman swept round left…