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ASU upsets No. 15 Utah, controls own destiny in Pac-12 South

Posted at 4:50 PM, Nov 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-04 21:38:30-05

The Arizona State Sun Devils pulled off a convincing upset over No. 15 Utah on Saturday -- and by doing so, they put themselves very much in the Pac-12 South championship picture.

ASU's 38-20 win over the Utes on Homecoming at Sun Devil Stadium moved the Devils to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the Pac-12. Utah entered Saturday's game in first place in the South division, but the Devils are now even with the Utes, as well as USC, Arizona and UCLA, with three conference losses.

With wins over USC and Utah and upcoming games against Oregon, UCLA and Arizona, the Devils control their own destiny in the South. If they win all three games, they will win the Pac-12 South for the first time since 2013.

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ASU star receiver N'Keal Harry, a projected first-round pick in next year's NFL Draft, had another amazing game: nine catches, 161 yards and three touchdowns against the Utes' formidable defense. Sophomore running back Eno Benjamin rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns.

On defense, the Devils forced three turnovers, including two interceptions off Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley, who left the game in the third quarter with an injury.

Winning out won't be easy for ASU, as two of the Devils' final three games are on the road. Next up for the Devils is UCLA at home on Senior Night next Saturday, then a trip to Eugene to take on the Ducks and quarterback Justin Herbert, the possible No. 1 pick in next year's draft. ASU will then head to Tucson for a Territorial Cup showdown with Arizona, which has won two straight games. The home team has won each of the last four matchups between ASU and UA.