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ASU Football: Arizona State vs. California Game Thread

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IMPACT PLAYER: Manny Wilkins 21-30, 290 yards, TD, INT, 23 Carries, 72 yards, and three rushing touchdowns.

10:50-ASU takes a knee and thats all from Tempe. Arizona State improves to 4-0 on the season as they win their PAC-12 opener for parents weekend. Great game from both teams throughout this contest.

10:49: QB Davis Webb is sacked and fumbles the ball as ASU recovers. Dagger to the previous plays for California.

10:44-Kick return from DJ Calhoun who recovers the ball on an onside kick and strides into the end zone to give ASU the lead at 51-41. :48 left in the fourth. Fans are still going insane.

10:39-TOUCHDOWN: Demetris Robertson wrangles in an over the shoulder catch while dragging his toe to complete the touchdown. :54 seconds left in regulation. Extra point good. 44-41 Arizona State. Drive Track: 11 plays, 49 yards, :30.

10:37- Injured player for the Sun Devils as Armand Perry appears to have a cramp or charlie horse of some kind.

10:33- Devilbacker Koron Crump gets his second sack of the day for a loss of 8 yards.

10:31- Timeout Arizona State as coach Todd Graham needs to have a talk with his defense.

10:30- Sun Devil Stadium is still going insane as it brings up a huge CAL third down.

10:27-TOUCHDOWN: The Maroon Monsoon is going insane as Laiu Moeakiola gets a pick 6 to put the Sun Devils ahead 44-34. 2:52 left in the fourth quarter. Insane atmosphere.

10:25- FIELD GOAL: But it comes at the cost of some heart attacks from ASU fans as Gonzalez bops it off the upright but it is good. A 23-yard field goal puts the Sun Devils ahead for their first lead of the game 37-34. 3:17 left in the fourth. Drive Track: 7 plays, 10 yards, 2:55.

10:22- HURDLE ALERT! And its not from Manny Wilkins, Kalen Ballage seems to dabble in hurdling too.

10:19- As if it couldn’t have worked out any better for Arizona State, Salamo Fiso gets the interception to put ASU at the CAL 15-yard line. Great return for the LB.

10:16- TOUCHDOWN: Jay Jay Wilson comes up huge for the Sun Devils as they tie the game up at 34. Wilson catches a 30-yard pass from Manny Wilkins as fans go crazy in Sun Devil Stadium. Extra point good. Drive Track: 8 plays, 77 yards, 2:39.

10:14- Timeout taken by California. 6:27 left in the fourth and fans are riled up for the Maroon and Gold to score again.

10:10- Last five drive results for the Sun Devils: TD, TD, FG, PUNT, TD. Last five for the Golden Bears: TD, FG, PUNT, PUNT, TD.

10:07-TOUCHDOWN: The Golden Bears silence the Maroon Monsoon with a 74-yard Touchdown scored by Tre Watson. 34-27 California with 9:06 to go in the fourth. Drive Track: 3 plays, 75 yards, :38.

10:01-TOUCHDOWN: A huge catch from Tim White leads to a 3-yard rushing touchdown from Manny Wilkins to tie the game at 27. 9:44 left in the regulation. Extra point is good. Drive Track: 7 plays, 62 yards, 2:19.

9:58- Injury on the field. California DE Cameron Saffle is down on the field. He is able to walk on his own power with minor assistance.

9:53- Big penalty call for targeting on CAL. Safety Jacob Anderson flagged on the play but is reviewed as not targeting and the penalty is offset. Replay second down.

9:49- Fans not taking kindly to the officiating in tonight’s game. Seems they have missed a lot of calls tonight.

9:46- Fourth quarter starting as California is right back to the hurry up passing offense that they’ve presented this game.

9:42- End of the third quarter as Arizona State trails California 27-20. Stat Track: ASU-Manny Wilkins rushing: 19 att, 67 yards, 2 TD’s CAL-Davis Webb 20-36, 280 yards, 3 TD’s.

9:40- Special teams has really been working for the Sun Devils as another punt has landed inside the 20.

9:28- FIELD GOAL: Zane Gonzalez launches a 44-yard field goal giving him a career total of 83. He now is tied for 4th place on the NCAA list. ASU trails CAL 27-20 with 6:15 to go in the third quarter. Drive Track: 8 plays, 49 yards, 2:46.

9:25- Huge play from WR Cam Smith. A 28 yard pass puts the Sun Devils in great field position.

9:20- FIELD GOAL: CAL place kicker Matt Anderson launches a 47-yard field goal to give the Golden Bears an extra 3 points. CAL leads it 27-17 with 9:01 left in the third quarter. Point after is good. Drive Track: 8 plays, 55 yards, 2:14.

9:18- CAL marching down the field completing pass after pass.

9:12 – TOUCHDOWN ASU. Demario Richard piles it down the middle for a 1-yard score.  Extra point by Gonzalez is good. Cal leads 24-17. Stat Track: 11 plays, 75 yards, 3:41.

9:09 – Kalen Ballage carries for one yard in his return to the game from an apparent leg injury in the first quarter.

9:07 – Start of the 2nd half.

8:44- HALFTIME: California Golden Bears lead the Arizona State Sun Devils 24-10. Stat Track: ASU-Manny Wilkins 5-10, 62 yards, 1 rushing TD. CAL-WR Chad Hansen 8 receptions, 104 yards, 1 TD.

8:41-TOUCHDOWN: It worked for California as QB Davis Webb completes a 23-yard pass to Brandon Singleton. CAL leads it 24-10 with :18 to go before halftime. Drive Track: 6 plays, 82 yards, 1:02.

8:40- Timeout taken by CAL as they try to sneak in another score before halftime. Ball at the ASU 25-yard line with :34 to go.

8:35-TOUCHDOWN: Manny Wilkins uses his legs to rush into the end zone for the Sun Devil touchdown. An 8-yard rushing TD puts the Sun Devils within 7 as CAL still has a 17-10 advantage. PAT good. Drive Track: 6 plays, 75 yards, 1:55.

8:28- FIELD GOAL: Matt Anderson boots a 20-yard field goal to put CAL ahead 17-3 with 3:19 left in the second quarter. Drive Track: 10 plays, 84 yards, 2:50.

8:26-ASU called for offsides on the play. Had an interception in the end zone. Ball is moved up to the 3-yard line on 3rd and goal.

8:25- ASU takes a timeout to talk things over. CAL on the ASU 7-yard line preparing for a scoring play.

8:22-Koron Krump sacks Davis Webb with a loose ball but is recovered by CAL.

8:20- Sun Devil LB DJ Calhoun called for a facemask on the play. This is ASU’s first penalty of the game compared to CAL’s three.

8:17- Sun Devil punter Matt Haack boots a 41-yard punt. He is averaging 48.5 yards per punt and each has landed inside the 20.

8:14- On the punt return, Sun Devil returner Tim White gets horse collared on the tackle. White returns it 14 yards.

8:07- Arizona State defense brings up another third down. Salamo Fiso returns to the team pressuring Webb often and disrupting the passing game.

8:00-TOUCHDOWN: CAL QB Davis Webb completes a 20-yard pass to WR Chad Hansen. Extra Point good. 14-3 CAL with 11:34 left in the second quarter. Drive Track: 12 plays, 75 yards, 4:22.  

7:58- Ballage will not be returning to tonight’s contest with his injury.

7:56- Side note, students received gold “Foam Fork Fingers” before tonight’s contest. Looks cool from the an arial view when the third down bell rings. Stadium has good attendance as parents weekend has brought a filling crowd to tonight’s contest.

7:51-End of first quarter. CAL leads it 7-3. STAT TRACK: CAL QB Davis Webb 8-15, 108 yards, 1 TD. ASU QB Manny Wilkins 3-6, 43 yards, 1 INT.

7:45-FIELD GOAL: Zane Gonzalez puts a 35-yard boot between the uprights for the Sun Devils. Gonzalez now moves into 5th place on the NCAA field goals made, an all time ASU field goals record with 82. 7-3 CAL with :56 left in the first quarter. Drive Track: 8 plays, 41 yards, 2:28.

7:41- Sun Devil offense looking smooth as QB Manny Wilkins has completed two long passes on this drive. Nick Ralston takes his first carry of the night. A five yard run up the middle.

7:38- Ballage is able to walk off the field with some assistance. Could be a major blow to the Sun Devil back field.

7:36-ASU RB Kalen Ballage is down on the field. Very slow to get up as trainers rush to him.

7:32-Matt Anderson’s 42-yard field goal is wide right for the Golden Bears. Arizona State takes over at their own 25-yard line. 7-0 CAL with just under six minutes to go in the opening quarter.

7:31- A thought to be fumble from CAL is not called for a second look.

7:28-TURNOVER: ASU QB Manny Wilkins is intercepted by CAL CB Darius Allensworth. Golden Bears take the field at the Sun Devil’s 40-yard line.

7:27- ASU on their second drive showing a lot of QB draws.

7:21-TOUCHDOWN: California strikes first as QB Davis Webb completes a 19-yard pass to WR Demetris Robertson. Extra point is good as CAL takes the 7-0 lead with 10:00 left in the first quarter. Drive Track: 9 plays, 98 yards, 2:37.

7:18-Ruling on the field stands, completed catch from Hansen. First down California.

7:17-Controversial call on the play as CAL WR Chad Hansen appeared to have touched his toe on the field before being pushed out of bounds. Decision to come soon.

7:11- ASU special teams looks good as Manny Wilkins pooch punts it to set CAL up on their own 2-yard line.

7:08-The first CAL drive ends in a three and out. Sun Devil returner Tim White uses his wheels for a 31 yard return. ASU sets up at their own 48-yard line.

7:05-Keys jingle throughout the Maroon Monsoon as Zane Gonzalez boots it to start the game. Touchback for the Golden Bears as this game gets underway.

7:03-CAL wins the coin toss and elects to receive. Kickoff to commence momentarily.

6:56- Fans still filing in to Sun Devil Stadium as the hype videos display over the monitors. Kickoff at 7:05.

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