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Arizona State beats Washington in OT

October 29, 2006|From the Associated Press

Rudy Carpenter threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Brent Miller on Arizona State's second play of overtime as the Sun Devils beat Washington, 26-23, in a Pacific 10 Conference game on Saturday at Seattle -- the first overtime game in Husky Stadium history.

Washington got the ball first in overtime but moved backward five yards. Michael Braunstein kicked a career-long 47-yard field goal to put the Huskies up, 23-20.

Carpenter threw an incomplete pass on Arizona State's first play, and then found Miller streaking up the far sideline behind Washington linebacker Dan Howell. It was only Miller's third reception of the season and his first touchdown, as the Sun Devils, 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the conference, won their first conference road game since Nov. 5, 2005, at Washington State.

Washington (4-5, 2-4) lost its fourth straight game, severely damaging its bowl hopes, and its second straight in overtime. Last week, the Huskies lost, 31-24, in overtime at California, after tying the score on the last play of regulation.

The Huskies mounted a similar rally against the Sun Devils, scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the second directed by backup quarterback Johnny DuRocher, who took over for injured starter Carl Bonnell.

Bonnell, who made his first start last week against Cal in place of injured Isaiah Stanback, left with 7:35 left in regulation after getting hit while throwing by Arizona State's Dexter Dravis.

DuRocher completed all four of his passes on the drive, assisted by a pass-interference call on Arizona State defensive back Justin Tryon on third and five at the Sun Devils 12. On third and goal, DuRocher rolled right then threw to Sonny Shackelford for the touchdown, and Braunstein's extra point tied the score at 20-20.

No. 25 Oregon 55, Portland State 12 -- Reserve Jeremiah Johnson ran for 86 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Ducks (6-2) over the I-AA Vikings (5-4) at Eugene, Ore.

Johnson had scoring runs of one, six and one yards in the first half to help Oregon overcome an early surge.

Oregon seemed to be in control midway through the first quarter after jumping out to a 14-0 lead.

Portland State's Mu'Ammar Ali kept it close, rushing for 127 yards in the first half, including a 57-yard touchdown run to bring the Vikings within 21-12 early in the second quarter.

Oregon's Jaison Williams had eight catches for 112 yards.

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