NCAAF Game Recap - Arizona State at Michigan State
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Sep 14, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Arizona State (3-0)

0

3

0

7

10

(18) Michigan State (2-1)

0

0

0

7

7

Arizona State edges No. 18 Spartans 10-7 in wild last minute
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:59 AM

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Jayden Daniels and Arizona State spoiled Mark Dantonio's bid for a milestone.

Instead, the Michigan State coach was left to explain a chaotic finish to a disappointing home loss.

Daniels directed Arizona State on a pressure-packed 75-yard drive and, after Eno Benjamin reached the ball to the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown run with 50 seconds remaining, the Sun Devils held on for a 10-7 victory over No. 18 Michigan State on Saturday.

The Spartans had a tying field goal in the final seconds negated for having too many men on the field - a sour finish on a day when Dantonio had a chance to take over sole possession of the school record for victories.

After falling behind late, the Spartans drove back to the Arizona State 24 and, after spiking the ball to stop the clock with 11 seconds left, they appeared to have enough time for one more throw. But with no timeouts remaining, Michigan State (2-1) seemed indecisive, and eventually the field goal team rushed on. The Spartans barely snapped the ball in time to beat the play clock, and although Matt Coghlin's 42-yard kick went through, a replay review showed there were too many players on the field.

"Initially, we were going to try to take a shot to the end zone," Dantonio said. "Then I said, `Hey listen, we need to kick it, because if we catch the ball the game's probably over- if we catch the ball and we're not in the end zone, the game's probably over. Line up and kick it.' Our field goal kicker was a little late, sort of watching, so he runs out, the clock's ticking down. He still makes the field goal, but I'm not sure how - we had injuries on the offensive line - I think maybe one guy stayed in. I'm not sure."

Coghlin had to try again from farther back, and he hooked the kick left for his third miss of the day.

"We line up again, kick the field goal, they try and hurdle us. That should be a penalty. Call no penalty, it's not reviewable," Dantonio said. "But that's just to get to overtime. There's a lot of opportunities prior to that where we could have won the football game. I think that they need to take a good hard look at the officiating, and that's all I'll say, because there were some disputes out there."

Dantonio missed a chance to break a tie with Duffy Daugherty atop Michigan State's career victories list. Dantonio and Daugherty both have 109.

The Spartans' defense was stifling all day, but Arizona State finally broke through on the final drive. Daniels, the Sun Devils' freshman quarterback, ran 15 yards for a first down on fourth-and-13 from the Michigan State 28.

"Offensively, we knew it was going to be very difficult to run the football," Arizona State coach Herm Edwards said. "We came in with a plan trying to get it out of our quarterback's hand fast because they can hit the quarterback. They hit him a couple of times, but at the end the kid did good. He really did good. He made a lot of plays with his legs. I think that's surprising for a lot of people - his ability to run, and he's a smart runner."

Benjamin's touchdown put the Sun Devils ahead. That play also was reviewed, and Benjamin had just barely extended the ball far enough to score.

"He told me, `Just give me the ball. I'm going to win this game,"' Daniels said. "I knew once he got hit I knew that he got the ball across the plane."

Elijah Collins had a 9-yard touchdown run with 8:37 remaining for Michigan State, but the Spartans blew a fourth-quarter lead against Arizona State for a second straight year. The Sun Devils won 16-13 last season.

THE TAKEAWAY

Arizona State: The Sun Devils showed they could slug it out on the road with the physical Spartans, and although they didn't move the ball much, their young quarterback was impressive at the end.

Michigan State: Dantonio will have to wait for his milestone, and this game certainly wasn't his finest hour. Although the kicking game cost the Spartans dearly, the disorganized finish didn't reflect well on the coaching staff.

STREAK

Arizona State has scored more than seven points in 137 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the FBS. The Sun Devils just barely extended that run Saturday.

"You're not going to win too many games 10-7," Edwards said. "We've got to get some offense generated. Our defense played pretty well in the end."

The Suns Devils have held all three of their opponents to seven points, beating Kent State 30-7 and Sacramento State 19-7.

RARE MISSES

Coghlin was 40 of 48 on field goals for his career before Saturday. He missed from 47 yards in the second quarter, and Arizona State drove the other way for a 41-yard field goal by Cristian Zendejas. The Spartans appeared poised to tie the game late in the half, but Coghlin missed from 31 yards after a delay of game penalty had pushed that kick back.

Michigan State did not make Coghlin available to reporters after the game.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Michigan State will obviously drop, and it will be interesting to see how voters view Arizona State after the Sun Devils remained unbeaten with this tough road victory.

UP NEXT

Arizona State: Hosts Colorado next Saturday.

Michigan State: Visits Northwestern on Saturday.

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Passing

AzSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Daniels 26 15 57.7 0 140 40 0 72.6
MSU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Lewerke 38 24 63.2 0 291 48 0 86.6

Rushing

AzSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
E. Benjamin 11 38 3.5 16 1
J. Daniels 12 37 3.1 15 0
MSU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
E. Collins 19 72 3.8 16 1
B. Lewerke 10 25 2.5 11 0

Receiving

AzSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Aiyuk 5 64 12.8 40 0
K. Williams 6 49 8.2 15 0
MSU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Stewart Jr. 9 121 13.4 36 0
M. Seybert 2 50 25.0 48 0

Fumbles

MSU F FL
B. Lewerke 1 1

Returning

AzSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Aiyuk 0 - 0 0 1 -3.0 0 0
F. Darby 1 20.0 0 20 0 - 0 0
MSU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. White 0 - 0 0 2 5.5 0 8
D. Stewart Jr. 1 19.0 0 19 0 - 0 0

Punting

AzSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Turk 7 288 41.1 52
MSU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Hartbarger 4 180 45.0 55

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

AzSt MSU
Points For 10 7
Total Yards 216 404
Rushing Yards 76 113
Passing Yards 140 291
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/26 24/39
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 2/1
First Downs 14 23
Penalties - Yards 7/62 10/91
Time Of Possession 17:17 43:43
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/13 9/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 7/41 4/45

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter AzSt MSU
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter AzSt MSU
AzSt 11:20 FG Christian Zendejas 41 yd FG 3 0
3rd Quarter AzSt MSU
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter AzSt MSU
MSU 6:23 TD Elijah Collins 9 yd run (Matt Coghlin kick) 3 7
AzSt 14:10 TD Eno Benjamin 1 yd run (Christian Zendejas kick) 10 7

Game Information

Stadium: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
Attendance: 73,531
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