Three Over-Times and a Controversial Call for Oregon to Beat ASU

By administrator1 October 30, 2015 11:52

By Francisco Romero

A wild one it was, but at the end of the shootout Oregon came out on top Arizona State 61-55 in three over-times in Tempe, Thursday night.

The Sun Devils finished the game with 742 total yards.

The game finished tied at 41-41 in regulations time, but fell short in overtime.

The controversial call of the game came in the third overtime when Bralon Addison caught passed that missed the back line of the end-zone, well, at least that is how it was ruled.

Addison’s touchdown gave the Ducks the lead.

The Sun Devils’ offense had another chance to win the game, but an interception in the end zone by Arrion Springs on a pass from Mike Vercovici ended the game.

On Oregon’s controversial touchdown, ASU’s head coach Todd Graham said he did not have a clear view of the play, “You know, I couldn’t tell. They don’t ever replay the thing. I can see it close enough. I thought the guy was out of bounds. But I don’t know. They reviewed it, so evidently he wasn’t. I don’t know.”

Oregon’s head coach Mark Helfrich was happy to escape Tempe with the win, “It was awesome, college football, highs, lows, missed plays, calls go your way, calls don’t go your way and just battling,” said Helfirch.

Oregon’s Royce Freeman became just the fourth player in UO history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. He finished with 112 yards on just 15 carries and now has 1,109 yards on the year.

Arizona State’s head coach Graham mentioned that the team played undisciplined, “There’s a whole bunch of plays that were the difference in the game. We didn’t play very good defensively. Probably a lot of it had to do with their guys. They got pretty good guys.”

Sun Devils’ Kalen Ballage finished the game with a career best 127 yards rushing. His previous career high was 59 yards (vs. UCLA on 10/3/15).

Arizona State’s record stands now at 4-4 (2-3 Pac-12), while the Ducks improve to 5-3 (3-2 in Pac-12).

By administrator1 October 30, 2015 11:52

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