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ASU Football: Arizona State @ University of Southern California Game Thread

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9:06- End of the game. 41-20 USC. Disappointing night for the Sun Devils but a rebound game from the Trojans. ASU’s record is now 4-1 (1-1 in Pac-12) USC improves to 2-3 (1-2 in Pac-12).

9:02- Nick Ralston rushes 10 yards for a touchdown, his second touchdown on the season. Extra point good. 41-20 USC with 1:51 left in the game. Drive track: 9 plays 66 yards 4:08.

8:59- Another pass interference call on USC, this time coming from DB Isaiah Langley. Ball on the USC 19-yard line.

8:57- Pass interference called on USC DB Chris Hawkins.

8:50- USC just running out the clock now with two run plays and a pass completion. 5:59 left in the game.

8:44-TOUCHDOWN: Brady White throws a 13-yard TD pass to Raymond Epps for his first passing touchdown of his young QB career. Extra point good. 41-13 USC. Drive track: 6 plays 80 yards 2:20.

8:40- USC place kicker Matt Boermeester misses his second field goal of the night, this one from 37 yards out. 41-6 USC with 10:57 in the fourth quarter.

8:34- Timeout USC with 11:50 to go in the game.

8:33- Total yards at this point: ASU-180 USC-499.

8:32- ASU fans seem to be very disappointed at both the offense and defense from the Sun Devils.

8:25- End of the third quarter: USC leads ASU 41-6. Stat track: USC-Sam Darnold 22-31 341 yards and 3 touchdowns. ASU-Jalen Harvey 2 receptions for 50 yards.

8:18: A field goal attempt from USC place kicker Matt Boermeester is no good from 53 yards out. This would have been a season long for Boermeester. 

8:14: USC rushing leader: Justin Davis 10 carries for 93 yards and one touchdown.

8:09- Note: Kalen Ballage has only rushed for nine yards in the game, the least amount of yardage from the Sun Devil at this time during play this year.

8:04- TOUCHDOWN: USC QB Sam Darnold rushes in for a 3-yard touchdown run. USC offense has been rolling on the ASU secondary all game. 41-6 USC. Drive track: 5 plays 67 yards 1:55.

8:03- Penalty called on Arizona State CB Kareem Orr.

7:59- ASU QB Brady White has completed one pass out of four but has not gained any yardage.

7:54- TOUCHDOWN: USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster completes a 67 yard touchdown. Lots of off-tackle running and avoiding the ASU secondary. Extra point good. 34-6 Trojans. Drive track: 2 plays 67 yards 0:20.

7:48- Manny Wilkins is out of the locker room but is in a boot and crutches. Redshirt freshman QB Brady White in now for the Sun Devils.

7:45- Start of the third quarter as USC receives the second half kick.

7:23-HALFTIME: USC has their highest scoring half of the year as they lead the Sun Devils 27-6. USC QB Sam Darnold 14-21 212 yards and 2 touchdowns. ASU QB Manny Wilkins 13-24 148 yards and 1 INT.

7:21- FIELD GOAL: USC adds three more as Matt Boermeester boots a 46-yard field goal. :20 left in the first half. Drive track: 6 plays 42 yards 0:47.

7:15- Lots of pressure being brought from the Trojan backs. Three straight knockdowns and a sack from Rasheem Green. ASU QB Manny Wilkins is down and getting medical attention. Is able to stand up on his own power.

7:08- TOUCHDOWN: Trojan RB Justin Davis rushes for 37 yards for the touchdown as USC continue to dominate on offense. 24-6 USC with 2:30 to go in the second quarter.

7:06- Two straight tackles for loss for the Trojan’s defense. First a loss from ASU RB Kalen Ballage then a sack from USC LB Uchenna Nwosu. 

7:03- Penalty called on Sun Devil RB Demario Richard for chop blocking for 15 yards.

6:58- FIELD GOAL: USC place kicker Matt Boermeester kicks a season-long 49-yard field goal to give USC a 17-6 advantage. 4:39 left in the second quarter. Drive track: 6 plays 27 yards 1:46.

6:56- Kareem Orr called for pass interference as the Trojans advance to the ASU 33-yard line.

6:53- Arizona State fails to complete the pass on 4th & 3. Turnover on downs. USC takes over on their own 43-yard line.

6:50- Timeout taken by Arizona State on 4th & 3 6:29 left in the half.

6:48- Flag called on USC for offsides. ASU now at the USC 44-yard line.

6:44- The Sun Devils start their fifth drive from their own 20-yard line. Previous four drives: PUNT, FIELD GOAL, INT, FIELD GOAL.

6:40- TOUCHDOWN: USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is wide open in the back of the endzone to take a 14-6 lead over the Sun Devils. This is Smith-Schuster’s second touchdown of the game. Extra point good. Drive track: 9 plays 66 yards 2:51.

6:38- Touchdown called back for USC. Ball spotted on the one-yard line.

6:36- Trojan QB Sam Darnold completes a pass to Justin Davis for 22 yards on a called touchdown. Still under review.

6:35- Arizona State pass defense is not looking good as they have allowed three straight 10+ yard gains.

6:32- After a USC timeout, Arizona State punts it away to the USC 34-yard line. The Trojans start their fourth drive of the game. In their previous three, PUNT, TOUCHDOWN, TURNOVER ON DOWNS.

6:26- USC has to punt it on their third drive. Ball on the ASU 9-yard line.

6:23- End of first quarter. Stat track: USC QB Sam Darnold 6-7 95 yards and 1 TD. ASU QB Manny Wilkins 8-11 105 yards and 1 INT.

6:20- A flea flicker gone wrong for USC actually comes up for a huge gain for the Trojans as WR Deontay Burnett catches a 40-yard bomb.

6:17- FIELD GOAL: Zane Gonzalez now holds the Pac-12 record in career made field goals on a 34-yard attempt. Gonzalez now has made 86 field goals in his career with Arizona State. Drive Track: 8 plays 59 yards 3:51.

6:16- USC comes up with a huge sack on second down. Trojan DB Chris Hawkins drops Wilkins for a huge loss.

6:13- Sun Devil WR Jalen Harvey catches a 49-yard pass for a huge first down completion on the first play of ASU’s third drive.

6:09-TOUCHDOWN: USC QB Sam Darnold makes a 5-yard touchdwon completion to WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. Extra point good. USC leads it 7-3 with 4:35 left in the first quarter. Drive Track: 8 plays 95 yards 2:30.

6:08- Big run from USC RB Justin Davis for 49 yards to the ASU 9-yard line.

6:07- USC QB Sam Darnold makes two big completions for major yard gains. Both for first downs.

6:02- INTERCEPTION: Sun Devil QB Manny Wilkins launches one down the field but is picked off by Trojan DB Jonathan Lockett. Only three plays on the Sun Devils’ second drive. This is Wilkins’ fourth INT on the season.

5:58- ASU defense comes up with a huge stop on a USC fourth down attempt. ASU LB Salamo Fiso rips through the O-line to stop Trojan RB Justin Davis from gaining any yardage.

5:53-FIELD GOAL: ASU scores a field goal on their first drive. Kicker Zane Gonzalez puts it through the uprights from 40 yards out. ASU up 3-0 with 9:50 left in the first. Drive Track: 12 plays 59 yards 5:10.

5:51- ASU QB Manny Wilkins so far is 6-7 for 47 yards on their first drive.

5:46- Sun Devil WR Tim White receives the kick and takes it to the ASU 19-yard line. ASU wearing white uniforms for the game today. White jerseys, white helmets and black pants. USC is wearing their traditional home jerseys.

5:43- Toss is won by Arizona State and they elect to receive the ball.

5:20- 10 minutes until kickoff as the Arizona State Sun Devils take on the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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