Posted by Chip Patterson
On a day that has already seen a top ten team go down and the number one team in the nation pushed to the limit, the Oregon Ducks are doing everything they can to escape Arizona State with a win on Saturday evening.
Arizona State blew a 10 point lead in the second quarter to two quick Oregon scores as the Ducks lead 28-24 at halftime in Tempe. Darren Thomas threw for a touchdown and ran for another in the last three minutes of the first half to pull Oregon back into the game after getting shocked by four scores by the Sun Devils in the first half.
Thomas has completed 11 of 20 passes for 155 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and a rushing touchdown to lead the Ducks, but a 40 yard run by LaMichael James and pick six from John Boyett helped get the Ducks up and going. The Sun Devils clearly entered this game expecting pull another shocker on this thrilling Saturday, and the crowd in Sun Devil Stadium felt confident until Oregon erased the ten point deficit in a matter of minutes before halftime.