NCAA Football

Rapid reaction: Ducks trail Arizona State by three at the half

September 23, 2017

The No. 24 Oregon Ducks (3-0) trail the Arizona State Sun Devils (1-2) 17-14 at halftime. After scoring 42 points in the first half in three consecutive games, the Ducks’ offense was contained by the Sun Devils’ defense.

Key plays

— Arizona State scored first with an 8-yard touchdown run by quarterback Manny Wilkins to give the Sun Devils the 7-0 lead.

— Oregon responded with a 75-yard drive that ended with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Justing Herbert to Dillon Mitchell. It was Mitchell’s second touchdown on the season.

— The Sun Devils scored to go up 14-7 on a 3-yard pass from Wilkins to N’Keal Harris

— After Arizona State successfully executed an onside kick, the Sun Devils drove to the redzone but they were only able to get a field goal. Arizona State lead 17-7.

— Oregon closed the lead after capitalizing on an ASU turnover. The Sun Devils muffed a point, and one play later Royce Freeman scored on a 12-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 17-14.

Oregon passing 

Justin Herbert — 8-of-13 for 107 yards and one touchdown

Oregon rushing

Royce Freeman — nine carries for 60 yards and one touchdown

Oregon receiving

Dillon Mitchell — three receptions for 39 yards and one touchdown

Arizona State passing

Manny Wilkins — 14-of-22 for 123 yards, one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown

Arizona State rushing

Kalen Ballage — seven carries for 45 yards

Arizona State receiving

N’Keal Harris — four receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown

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