No. 18 Arizona State rallies to beat WSU 38-34 on late scramble

October 12, 2019

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By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Sports Writer

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Jayden Daniels scored on a 17-yard scramble with 34 seconds left and threw three touchdown passes to ailing Brandon Aiyuk, leading No. 18 Arizona State to a 38-34 comeback victory over Washington State on Saturday.

Arizona State Sun Devils 38, WSU Cougars 34: Stats

Arizona State (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) trailed by three after Blake Mazza made a 31-yard field goal with 2 1/2 minutes left. Taking over at their own 25-yard line, the Sun Devils moved quickly down the field behind Daniels’ pinpoint passing.

The freshman capped the drive with his scramble, helicoptering off a defender into the end zone.

IT’S A BIRD. IT’S A PLANE.

IT’S @JayD__5 FLYING INTO THE END ZONE FOR A GO-AHEAD TD!

Watch @ASUFootball https://t.co/f5IIGNK2Al pic.twitter.com/TD7PqkUNFC

— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) October 12, 2019

Daniels threw for 363 yards on 26-of-36 passing. Aiyuk had seven catches for 196 yards despite an illness that kept him out for portions of the game.

Anthony Gordon threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns, but Washington State (3-3, 0-3) was again let down by its defense.

The Cougars lead the nation in passing yards per game, are fourth in total offense and eighth in scoring.

Washington State was good against Arizona State from the start.

Gordon took advantage of blown coverages by Arizona State to hit Travell Harris on a 35-yard touchdown and Dezmon Patmon on a 2-yard score to put the Cougars up 17-7.

“As easy a touchdown as you could hope.” @WSUCougarFB takin’ it to the crib quick. #WSUvsASU https://t.co/f5IIGNK2Al pic.twitter.com/At8lll8rMb

— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) October 12, 2019

Where Washington State has struggled is on defense, so much that defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys abruptly resigned this week.

Washington State’s defense was solid early under interim coordinator Roc Bellantoni, sacking …read more

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