Top Pac-12 quarterback? Easy. Minshew is AP panel’s choice
There's no question at quarterback: Washington State's Gardner Minshew II leads the way in the Pac-12.
Minshew, a graduate transfer who leads the nation with an average of 373.1 passing yards per game, was the unanimous choice for first-team quarterback on The Associated Press All-Pac-12 team, selected by a panel of sports writers who cover the conference.
Unsurprisingly, he also got the nod as the league's Offensive Player of the Year.
Las Vegas Bowl Matchup
Arizona State (7-5, Pac-12) vs Fresno State (11-2, Mountain West), Dec. 15, 3:30 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Las Vegas
Arizona State: RB Eno Benjamin, 1,524 yards rushing, 15 touchdowns.
Fresno State: QB Marcus McMaryion, 3,453 yards passing, 25 touchdowns.
Arizona State: The Sun Devils went 7-5 under first-year coach Herm Edwards. Arizona State won four of its last five games, including a wild 41-40 victory over rival Arizona.
Arizona State rallies in fourth to beat rival Arizona 41-40
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State trailed its biggest rival by 19 points heading into the fourth quarter.
On the Sun Devils' sideline, quarterback Manny Wilkins told his teammates to treat it like a basketball game: get a stop, get a bucket, get a stop, get a bucket.
Arizona State's defense held up its end with two turnovers. The offense got the buckets. And when one last-second Arizona field goal attempt sailed right, the Sun Devils had the Territorial Cup back in their hands.
Wilkins, Benjamin lead Sun Devils past Bruins
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins emerged from an emotional Saturday with a victory that keeps his team in great shape in the crowded Pac-12 South.
The three-year starter, in his final home game, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and the Sun Devils held off UCLA 31-28.
Wilkins, Harry lead Sun Devils past No. 16 Utah 38-20
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's Manny Wilkins, N'Keal Harry and Eno Benjamin shredded the No. 1-ranked defense in the Pac-12 and in the process threw the Pac-12 South race into a free-for-all.
On an awful Saturday afternoon in the desert, No. 16 Utah lost sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 South and, worse yet, lost starting quarterback Tyler Huntley with a broken collarbone.
Harry’s punt return TD pulls Arizona State past USC 38-35
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arizona State wide receiver N'Keal Harry still has work to do deciding when to catch a punt, when to signal for a fair catch and when to let the ball bounce.
Fortunately for the Sun Devils, it is a correction Harry won't make until next week.
Harry scored on a 92-yard punt return and Arizona State defeated Southern California 38-35 on Saturday.
STAT WATCH: Sun Devils’ Benjamin 1st to break 300-yard mark
Eno Benjamin turned in the best rushing performance in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season and became the first Arizona State player to go over 300 yards when he ran 30 times for 312 against Oregon State.
The total was the highest since Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate went for 327 yards against Colorado last October.
Sun Devils beat Beavers for Edwards’ first Pac-12 win
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Eno Benjamin rushed for a school record 312 yards on 30 carries and scored four touchdowns as Arizona State beat Oregon State 52-24 on Saturday night, giving coach Herm Edwards his first Pac-12 victory.
Benjamin, a sophomore from Wylie, Texas, scored on runs of 44, 47 and 10 yards and caught an 8-yard touchdown pass.