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.
Arizona State opens Herm Edwards era with 49-7 rout of UTSA
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Herm Edwards was a big winner in his return to the sidelines as head coach at Arizona State.
And he wasn't at all satisfied.
Manny Wilkins threw for four touchdowns, two to N'Keal Harry, and Arizona State routed UTSA 49-7 on Saturday night.
"It was sloppy," Edwards said. "... I didn't like I what I was watching a lot of times. The big plays are one thing but you play against good football teams you want to have sustained drives."
Pac-12 football players poised to break out in the fall
Some of the Pac-12 Conference players who could have breakout seasons and be impact players in 2018:
QB Khalil Tate, junior. Tate already had a breakout season in 2017, accounting for nearly 1,600 yards passing, 1,400 more rushing and 26 TDs despite starting the season as a backup. He has a new coach in Mike Sumlin and a new position coach in Noel Mazzone, who has a reputation for turning good quarterbacks into great ones.
Sun Bowl Matchup
North Carolina State (8-4, ACC) vs. Arizona State (7-5, Pac-12) Dec. 29, 3 p.m. EST (CBS)
LOCATION: El Paso, Texas
North Carolina State: DE Bradley Chubb, ACC defensive player of the year and one of five finalists for the 2017 Hendricks Award, is second in the FBS with 25 tackles for loss, fourth among defensive linemen with 73 tackles, and eighth in sacks (10).
Arizona State: QB Manny Wilkins has thrown for 2,918 yards and 17 TDs with five interceptions.
Arizona State rallies for 42-30 win over rival Arizona
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Todd Graham held the Territorial Cup aloft for all in Sun Devil Stadium to see. The prize for college football's oldest rivalry was his and so is his job — at least for now.
Demario Richard ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns, Manny Wilkins threw for three more scores, and Arizona State may have saved Graham's job with a 42-30 victory over rival Arizona on Saturday.
Arizona Wildcats start fast, lead ASU 14-7 through one quarter of Territorial Cup
TEMPE – The Arizona Wildcats lead Arizona State 14-7 entering the second quarter of their annual rivalry game Saturday afternoon at Sun Devil Stadium.
Arizona scored on each of its first two possessions, marching 73 and 50 yards. Zach Green capped the first drive with a 1-yard TD run. The key plays: Khalil Tate’s 11-yard pass to Tony Ellison on third-and-3 and Shun Brown’s 23-yard catch-and-run to the ASU 3-yard line.
Richard, Wilkins lead Arizona St past Oregon St 40-24
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Making a bowl game isn't the ultimate goal for Arizona State, but it's an important accomplishment for recruiting and players have become accustomed to the postseason, coach Todd Graham said.
His team was determined to ensure they made a bowl game on Saturday.
"Our guys were laser-focused, dialed-in and did a great job," Graham said.
Arizona State kicks PAT at halftime after call overturned
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Players from No. 21 Southern California and Arizona State had to return to the field for an extra-point attempt at halftime after a lengthy video review determined the Sun Devils scored on a Hail Mary.
The officials originally ruled Manny Wilkins' pass to Kyle Williams came up a yard short of the goal line on the final play of the half Saturday night.
Sun Devils use strong defense to stun No. 5 Huskies 13-7
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The desert air is not kind to the Washington Huskies.
Manny Wilkins completed 29 of 41 passes for 245 yards, Arizona State's defense smothered Washington most of the game and the Sun Devils stunned the No. 5 Huskies 13-7 on Saturday night.
It was the highest-ranked team the Sun Devils (3-3, 2-1 Pac-12) have beaten since they defeated then-No. 1 Nebraska on Sept. 21, 1996.
"A monumental win for our program," Arizona State coach Todd Graham said, "and we're not surprised."
Arizona State looking to clean things up after opening win
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State did what it was supposed in its opener, knocking off a team from a smaller conference at home.
It was far from perfect.
The Sun Devils beat New Mexico State 37-31, but had trouble protecting quarterback Manny Wilkins, showed their lack of defensive depth may be worse than expected and gave up too many big plays late.
Arizona State faces a bigger challenge against San Diego State on Saturday, so there's plenty to work on this week.
Arizona State knocks off New Mexico State 37-31 in opener
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State stumbled on offense in the second quarter and its defense gave up three late touchdowns.
The Sun Devils were pretty good the rest of the night, leading to another home-opening win.
Manny Wilkins threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, Kalen Ballage had two scoring runs and Arizona State opened the season with a 37-31 victory over New Mexico State on Thursday night.
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Last week: N/A
This week: vs. New Mexico State (Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)
GREEN BAY — Kevin King laughed at the question. Not in an I-can’t-believe-you-asked-me-that sort of way, though. It was more of a knowing chuckle, a proud yeah-that-was-me response to a query about a play that is required viewing in every highlight reel put together on the Green Bay Packers’ top draft pick.
PULLMAN – The topic of Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins’ health is the cause for speculation among Washington State fans, and debate in his own locker room. Wilkins insists he is in fine physical condition. Sun Devils coach Todd Graham disagrees.
If Wilkins is unable to play next Saturday, it will mark the second consecutive game the Cougars have played against a backup quarterback.
Wilkins, Sun Devils pull away for 44-13 win over NU
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State and its new quarterback turned an uncomfortably close game into a fourth-quarter blowout.
Manny Wilkins passed for 180 yards, ran for 89 and a touchdown and even hurdled a would-be tackler in his first college start and the Sun Devils pulled away for a 44-13 victory over FCS foe Northern Arizona on Saturday night.
Arizona State led just 10-6 before scoring on its final seven possessions.
Arizona State to start Manny Wilkins in opener
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State coach Todd Graham has named sophomore Manny Wilkins as the team's starting quarterback.
Graham told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM on Friday that Wilkins will start Saturday night against Northern Arizona, but added the quarterback competition with redshirt freshman Brady White is not over.