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Sun Devils Slaughter Buffs 62-7 This game was blown wide open late in the second quarter as ASU QB Mike Bercovici played a masterful game. After Bercovici scrambled for a 2-yard touchdown with only 19 seconds left in the half, CB Devan Spann returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the half to give ASU a 28-7 lead. That momentum carried over to the second half as the Devils added 34 more points while holding Colorado scoreless the rest of the way. Bercovici was 20 of 25 for 314 yards with 4 touchdown passes while adding 43 yards and 2 more touchdowns on 7 carries. The defense played great as well adding two touchdowns of their own. Arizona State was able to rest their starters, playing their backups for the fourth quarter, but didn't see a letdown in performance as they focused on chewing up the clock. Next week, ASU faces a tough task in the form of a road trip to take on the Huskies of Washington, currently the #11 team in the country.
LOUISVILLE BATTLES BACK TO WIN KEG OF NAILS
This game had a deffinite Deja Vu feel to it. Last week against Syracuse Teddy Bridgewater threw a pick 6 on his first series to put Syracuse up 7 right off the bat. This week, he threw a pick 6 to Cinci on the same exact play in the first series. Coach HipHopp stated that he is taking that play OUT of his opening series going forward. The Cardinals also gave up another touchdown on a long drive to go down 14-0 at half time, just like last week.
Well, luckily the Cards were able to come back and score 21 straight points again, just like last week.
However in this weeks contest, Teddy B. did NOT redeem himself to earn player of the game. In fact, he got worse. He threw 4 picks on the day and as many TDs to the other team as he did to his own (1). He ended up with just over 100 yards passing on the day.
Coach HipHopp stated after the game that he was this close to pulling Teddy, but instead decided to make another change. Since the passing game was only getting them into trouble his new strategy was just to stop passing.
Bridgewater and HB Dominique Brown took it on themselves in the second half to just churn out the yards. Brown ended up with over 150 yards and TB came in just under 100, slightly less yards than he threw for. Each player would get themselves a TD run as well. The few second half passes attempted were actually successfull, because the stout Cinci defense was not expecting them including a sharp pass to WR DeVante Parker.
The Louisville defense really stepped up in this game as well. For the second game in a row, the offense had spotted the other team a TD very early and Cinci is a team that is very dedicated to the run. The Cards trio of Senior linebackers were all over the field making several tough stops for loss and keeping the Bearcat running game bottled up. The second TD of the game for Cinci came on an extremely well executed 2 minute drill to close out the first half where the no huddle allowed Cinci to keep rolling with the Cardinals scrambling to react.
In the second half the defense gave their struggling offense just enough opportunities to get back in the game including a pick on a broken play that set up a TD.
The game came down to the wire. Louisville had the ball with a chance to run out the clock if they could get one more first down. They had 3rd and about 4 but had a very ill times delay of game penalty to make it 3rd and 9. They ran in anyway to force Cinci to use another time out to stop the clock. The punter then made one of the best plays of the game with a short punt, downed at teh 1 yard line. Cinci would be forced to take the ball 99 yards just to tie it up with under 2 minutes remaining.
Coach HipHopp rolled the dice and called a blitz, bringing 6 to try and end it with a safety. Senior Cinci QB Munchie Legeaux was able to get the pass off which was batted down, however, on the play blitzing LB Preston Brown was able to put a BIG hit on Legauex, knocking him out for the rest of the game. Now the backup would be forced to take in 99 yards against a pumped up Louisville D. He fought valiantly gaining several first downs but there was just not enough time left and on a final heave he was picked off as time expired.
The Cardinals survived a BIG scare to win a great rivalry game. Props to coach Jbbubba for doing his best to play spoiler to the Villes perfect season.
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