Sunday, November 16, 2014

#6 Sun Devils Go Down 35-27 At Oregon State

The curtain has fallen in Corvalis for Arizona State's College Football Playoff chances as Oregon State defeated the Sun Devils 35-27.

The 12th man was present at Reser Stadium and that fans made life difficult for the Sun Devils.

“The crowd was awesome, the atmosphere was great." Oregon State head coach Mike Riley said. "It’s great to see us just cut loose and play football. It was hard, it was good, I really appreciate how our team responded.”

One of those Oregon State players that cut loose was Beaver QB Sean Mannion who figured out ASU's defense with a pair of second half touchdown passes. Mannion ended the game throwing for 251 yards.

"It was a great team victory just the way we won it against a great opponent." Mannion said.  "ASU is as tough as anybody we have to tip our hats to them. iI think every aspect of the game came up, the run game was outstanding."

Oregon State sealed the upset when linebacker Michael Doctor picked off a Tyler Kelly pass late in the fourth quarterback and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown that sent the Beaver fans into a frenzy.

 "We knew we didn't have anything to lose,"  Doctor said.

Arizona State falls to 8-2 overall, 5-2 in conference but it's CFB playoff hopes are pretty much dead.

Oregon State is now 5-5 overall and needs one more win to go to a bowl game.

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