If ASU lost to lowly USC without Krohn, then the same result could have been expected against a powerhouse like Oregon, and sure enough it did. Krohn was sacked three times in the first quarter, and his body eventually gave in to the punishment that the Oregon defenders were delivering. Thus, Krohn for the second time this season left the game fairly early. His replacement Andrew Walter didn't fair well completing 8 out of 25 passes for 105 yards. He did show good mobility running for 20 yards and picking up a couple of first downs with his rushing. Shaun McDonald was again the leading receiver with 103 yards on five receptions. The stifling pass coverage employed al night long by the Ducks. The Running game had its moments, but sputtered overall. Nevertheless, Delvon Flowers was a single beacon of light among the Devils, scoring all three ASU touchdowns. Flowers had 107 yards on 20 carries.
On defense, ASU wasn't able to contain Onterio Smith who had 152 yards on 36 carries. The Oregon running backs eluded numerous tackles that could have dropped them for a loss. The threat of the ground game help balanced another excellent passing exhibition by Oregon. The Sun Devil cornerbacks were burned several times by the Ducks receivers. Suffice to say that Keenan Howry, who had four touchdowns, will be the subject of many nightmares for ASU defenders for weeks to come. The pressure on Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington was non-existent compared to the pressure that the home team put on the ASU quarterbacks, and allowed him to pass for a staggering 6 TD's.
Nick Murphy had a nice fake punt that was converted to a first down, and his kicking overall was outstanding. Mike Barth was asked to kick a career 53-yarder field goal, which he failed to convert. On a bright note, the punt and kick-off coverage units for the Devils played very well. Foolish penalties didn't help the cause for ASU, and the few late-hit penalties were flat our embarrassing.
It was an unpleasant homecoming for coaches Koetter and Osborne who coached at Oregon. If a not a win, ASU was in need for close well played game to lift its spirits after a devastating loss at home to Washington. It would be an understatement that team morale is at an al-time low. It now comes down to a three-game season for the Devils. At 4-4, they can still finishing the season with a winning record. Nonetheless, that quest seems somewhat improbable.
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