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Arizona State Offense Lets Down Defense as ASU Falls to #5 Washington

Arizona State nearly pulled off the upset of the century, but the offense could not finish as they lost to #5 Washington 15-7.

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The Arizona State offense blows one of the best defensive games by any team in D1 this season. They held one of the best offenses in football to 9 points. Yet, they still lost because Trenton Bourget threw a Pick 6 late in the fourth quarter.

Arizona State was up 7-3 at the start of the fourth quarter. They had forced Michael Penix Jr., a Heisman candidate, to throw to INTs. The defense also forced two fumbles.

Arizona State scored seven points on a Cam Skattebo rush in the second quarter. The offense couldn’t get anything going outside of that.

It also didn’t help that kicker Dario Longhetto missed two short field goals, forcing Coach Kenny Dillingham to go for it every fourth down after.

Arizona State made it to the Huskies 21 late in the fourth quarter. They reached fourth and two but didn’t bring out the field goal unit, so Bourget threw for the first down, but it was picked off and then brought back to the house to give the Huskies their first lead.

Arizona State had one last chance late in the game, down 8, but once again, the offense stalls out.

The Arizona State defense held the Washington offense to under 300 yards, including less than 20 rushing yards. It also didn’t allow a touchdown. Shamari Simmons had two turnovers, and Ro Torrence also had an interception. Ed Woods looked fantastic in his half of play, including a fumble recovery.

It was a story of two sides of the ball, and unfortunately, one killed the other. The defense did everything possible to win, but it was not rewarded. Arizona State will fall to 1-6, while Washington will continue their undefeated season and be 7-0.

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