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Arizona State upsets No. 24 Oregon, beats Ducks for 1st time in 13 years

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Posted at 11:02 PM, Sep 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-24 07:55:52-04

After a 1-2 start, the Arizona State Sun Devils seemed destined for a losing season that may spell the end of Todd Graham's coaching tenure.

Whether Graham saved his job Saturday night remains to be seen, but his Sun Devils came away with a statement win over No. 24 Oregon at home for their first win over the Ducks since 2004. Oregon had won 10 straight games against ASU.

ASU came into the game as a 16-point underdog, but the Devils jumped out to a 31-14 lead over Oregon and then rallied late to hold off the Ducks 37-35 at Sun Devil Stadium. Quarterback Manny Wilkins turned in a stellar performance with 347 passing yards and three total touchdowns (two rushing), and wide receiver N'Keal Harry torched the Ducks for 170 yards on seven catches and a touchdown.

Freshman kicker Brandon Ruiz connected on a 41-yard field-goal attempt with less than three minutes to play, and ASU's defense held firm to prevent a last-minute game-winning drive by the Ducks in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

Next up for ASU: a trip to Stanford next Saturday. That game will begin at 1 p.m. Arizona time and will air on Pac-12 Networks.