Arizona State football opens Pac-12 play against No. 12 Washington at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday night. Follow along with this page for live updates and notes throughout the game.
Huskies on top
Jake Browning is picking ASU’s defense apart.
Washington combined three plays of at least 17 yards in a five-play drive to take its first lead of the game, 14-10, with just under a minute left in the first quarter.
Browning hit receiver Ty Jones for a 19-yard touchdown.
Curls for Chase
You’ve heard of turnover chains.
But have you heard of turnover … bicep curls?
This is a thing apparently.
ASU’s poor rushing attack through three games (two of which came against stout rush defenses, no less) was well-documented.
To buck that, the Sun Devils chose to rush the ball eight straight times across two possessions for 38 yards.
After mixing in some passes, the rushing commitment is paying off. ASU put together an answer of its own on its second possession for a 10-7 lead off a 48-yard field goal by Brandon Ruiz.
And just like that, Washington has evened things up.
The Huskies put together a nine-play, 80-yard drive, involving five rushes and four passes, that ended in an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jake Browning to Aaron Fuller.
ASU and Washington are tied at 7 with eight minutes remaining in the first.
ASU strikes first as running back Eno Benjamin rushes for a 1-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead on a fourth-and-1 play with more than 12 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Benjamin appeared to fumble the play prior, but the fumble and Washington recovery were overturned.
All six plays on the drive were Benjamin rushes. That’s one way to change your rushing fortunes.
After the Sun Devils won the coin toss and deferred, Washington coach Chris Petersen dialed up some trickery on the Huskies’ first offensive play. It backfired as Washington receiver Andre Baccellia threw a pick to ASU cornerback Chase Lucas, who returned it to the Washington 20.
Jeff Metcalfe’s prediction
Does a second straight road game, forecast of rain, revenge factor, 70,000 screaming Husky fans and Washington’s talent level add up to ASU justifiably being a 17 ½-point underdog? I’m not so sure unless the Huskies are ready to take a big step forward offensively over their production against Auburn and Utah. This feels like it will be a much closer game, but for reasons listed, one that ends with ASU covering, not winning.
Washington 28, ASU 21
Arizona State at No. 12 Washington
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Husky Stadium, Washington.