No. 21 Arizona St. Topples Oregon
Oct. 2, 2004
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Andrew Walter overcame a shaky start to throw threetouchdown passes and third-string tailback Hakim Hill ran for 134 yards and atouchdown to help No. 21 Arizona State beat Oregon 28-13 on Saturday night.
Hill was playing in place of suspended starter Loren Wade and injured backupRandy Hill for the Sun Devils (5-0, 2-0 Pac-10), off to their best start sincewinning 11 straight in their 1996 Rose Bowl season.
Oregon (1-3, 0-1), which had won seven straight Pac-10 openers, held theball nearly six minutes longer than the Sun Devils and outgained them 311-283,but the Ducks also lost 83 yards on 10 penalties.
Walter, who threw for 957 yards and seven touchdowns against the Ducks theprevious two seasons, was held to 164 yards on 14-of-23 passing. The seniorcame into the game with 1,085 yards passing and 12 touchdowns this season, butcompleted only one of his first five passes for 6 yards.
He threw a 22-yard scoring strike to Jamaal Lewis early in the secondquarter to give the Sun Devils a 7-3 lead, and connected with Terry Richardsonfor a 24-yard scoring play later in the half to make it 14-6.
The Sun Devils made it 21-6 on the first drive of the second half, withHakim Hill scoring a 1-yard run after putting the team in scoring position witha 56-yarder.
The Ducks answered with their first touchdown, a shuttle pass fromquarterback Kellen Clemens to Terrence Whitehead that the tailback took 9 yardsto pull Oregon to 21-13 with 2:13 to play in the third quarter.
The Sun Devils scored the only points of the fourth quarter on Walter's1-yard pass to Rudy Burgess with 3:07 to play.
Clemens passed for 177 yards for Oregon, and Whitehead ran 23 times for 98yards.