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Luton, late stop helps Oregon St. beat Arizona St. 35-34

Nov. 17, 2019 12:57 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — For as much growth as Oregon State has displayed in year two of the Jonathan Smith era, a signature home victory had eluded the Beavers. That is no longer the case. Jake Luton, one of 16 players honored during pregame festivities on senior day, passed for 288 yards and four...

Sun Devils needs a win vs Oregon State to be bowl eligible

Nov. 15, 2019 6:42 PM EST

The game between Arizona State and Oregon State might not appear to be a super compelling matchup, but to the Beavers it is vitally important. A win would get the Beavers (4-5, 3-3 Pac-12) one step closer to a goal that has been out of reach since 2013: a bowl berth. The Sun Devils (5-4, 2-4) are essentially a...

USC holds on to beat Arizona State 31-26

Nov. 9, 2019 8:45 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Christian Rector saw a receiver break free off the edge and slipped into coverage. Realizing the ball was coming his way, he stuck his hand up, tipped it to himself and made a diving interception. With one nimble play, Southern California's 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive lineman halted...

USC coach's job shaky as Trojans await Arizona State

Nov. 8, 2019 4:46 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Southern California coach Clay Helton kept his job last year despite the Trojans' first losing season since 2000. As USC stumbles through another mediocre season and a new athletic director is in place, the calls for Helton's job grow louder by the loss. The key Saturday against Arizona...

Kelley has career-high 4 TDs, UCLA beats No. 24 Arizona St.

Oct. 27, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — UCLA coach Chip Kelly has often said that when running back Joshua Kelley plays well, the Bruins have a shot of winning. The senior running back had a career night Saturday, which is why the Bruins were able to beat a Top 25 team for the second time this season. Kelley scored a...

No. 24 Arizona State looks to rebound on road against UCLA

Oct. 25, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herm Edwards has wondered all season how Arizona State would respond to adversity. He finds out on Saturday when his No. 24 Sun Devils play at UCLA. Arizona State is coming off a 24-3 loss at No. 12 Utah last week when it struggled on offense. "I think we learned some lessons, the team...

Edwards exceeds expectations, Kelly disappoints in 2nd year

Oct. 22, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

When Chip Kelly and Herm Edwards were hired, many praised UCLA for being able to beat Florida for Kelly's services and criticized Arizona State for hiring a former NFL coach who had not been on the sidelines since 2008. Nearly two years later those perceptions have changed. Edwards has the Sun Devils on the cusp...

Moss sets record, leads No. 13 Utah past No. 17 Arizona St

Oct. 19, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With its star running back and quarterback knocked out of the game in the first half, No. 13 Utah's hopes for a special season seemed as dim as the dark clouds around Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday night. The rain kept falling but the mood changed considerably, with Zack Moss...

ASU, Utah offenses take center stage in key Pac-12 showdown

Oct. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rugged defense has defined Utah and Arizona State since the start of the season. Now their offenses are grabbing the attention as they prepare to face off in a key Pac-12 South showdown Saturday. Tyler Huntley was the driving force behind back-to-back wins over Washington State and...

ASU making noise at midseason; Gordon stands out among QBs

Oct. 15, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

The Pac-12 is a jumble at the halfway point after some surprising early season results but some themes have emerged. First, Oregon has rebounded after the loss to Auburn in the opener and is in control in the North Division with a five-game winning streak. In the South, it's still anyone's race to win. A couple...