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Arizona State Picks Up Huge 4th Down Conversion, Upsets No. 5 Washington

Arizona State upsets No. 5 Washington.


After forcing a Washington punt, Arizona State burned over eight minutes on its opening drive, finishing with a one-yard touchdown run by running back Kalen Ballage.

Arizona State would not find the end zone again, and the entire game would go without a touchdown until Washington's final drive, when Jake Browning punched one in from the one. Unfortunately for the Huskies, ASU knocked through two field goals between those two scores.

After Washington's lone touchdown with just over three minutes left in the game, Arizona State moved the ball back down the field into UW territory. It appeared that Washington might get the ball back, after forcing a 4th and 3 at its own 37, with 1:56 left on the clock. Rather than attempting a long field goal or a short coffin corner punt, Todd Graham elected to go for it, and quarterback Manny Wilkins paid that decision off. The Sun Devils QB hung in the pocket with Huskies bearing down on him, and completed a miracle 30 yard pass to Ceejhay French-Love for a huge game-sealing first down.

With the win, Arizona State joins Syracuse and Cal as double-digit home underdogs to pull off wins against top 10 opponents. Syracuse and Cal beat No. 2 Clemson and No. 8 Washington State, respectively, on Friday night. No. 10 Auburn also lost on the road to LSU, making UW the fourth top 10 team to fall this weekend.

10 years ago, we saw one of the craziest college football seasons in recent memory. It's unclear whether 2017 can match 2007, but this week was about as unpredictable as you can get.