NCAAF Game Recap - Arizona State at California
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

Clem
21
UNC
20
F
Miss
31
Ala
59
F
OHSt
48
Neb
7
F
TxTch
16
Okla
55
F
MisSt
23
Aub
56
F
NW
15
Wisc
24
F
Tows
0
Fla
38
F
UVA
20
ND
35
F
PSU
59
MD
0
F
MidTN
3
Iowa
48
F
AzSt
24
Cal
17
F
USC
14
Wash
28
F
WaSt
13
Utah
38
F
Rut
0
Mich
52
F
UConn
21
UCF
56
F
TxAM
31
Ark
27
F
K St
13
OkSt
26
F
Ind
31
MSU
40
F
Navy
23
Mem
35
F
Duke
45
VaTec
10
F
SJSU
24
AF
41
F
C Mi
15
WestMI
31
F
Buff
20
MiaOH
34
F
NIU
18
Vand
24
F
Kans
14
TCU
51
F
BYU
21
Toled
28
F
HolyC
3
Syr
41
F
Del
14
Pitt
17
F
CoCar
37
App
56
F
IASt
21
Bayl
23
F
GATec
2
Temp
24
F
Minn
38
Purd
31
F
Akr
29
UMass
37
F
FlAtl
45
Char
27
F
Wake
27
BC
24
F
SMU
48
SoFL
21
F
Cin
52
Marsh
14
F
ArkSt
50
Troy
43
F
ULLaf
37
GaSo
24
F
ECU
24
OD
21
F
NM
10
Lib
17
F
SoAl
17
ULMon
30
F
Stan
31
OreSt
28
F
UAB
13
W Ky
20
F
Nich
3
TxSt
24
F
UTEP
13
SMiss
31
F
LaTec
23
Rice
20
F OT
ColSt
24
UtSt
34
F
KY
7
SCar
24
F
NCSt
13
FlaSt
31
F
UNLV
17
Wyo
53
F
Fres
30
NMSt
17
F
Hou
46
NorTx
25
F
Hawaii
54
Nev
3
F
UCLA
17
Ariz
20
F

Sep 27, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Arizona State (4-1)

7

0

7

10

24

(15) California (4-1)

7

0

7

3

17

Arizona State beats No. 15 California 24-17
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:41 AM

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) For a team filled with young players at key spots, Arizona State has a knack at performing at its best in the toughest situations.

Eno Benjamin scored his third touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run with 4:41 remaining, and Arizona State beat No. 15 California 24-17 on Friday night for its second road win of the season against a ranked team.

"We're just growing," freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels said. "We like playing on the road, we like playing the tough teams. We like being the underdog team. People doubt us. ... If you don't believe in us, we believe in ourselves."

The Sun Devils (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) bounced back from a 34-31 loss to Colorado in the conference opener last week thanks to a strong performance by Benjamin and the defense.

Benjamin had 29 carries for 100 yards, also scoring on an 11-yard run in the first quarter and a 4-yarder in the third quarter.

"We knew it was going to be tough sledding but we kept trying to run it," coach Herm Edwards said. "We didn't give up on it and eventually we punched it in."

Daniels added 174 yards passing and 84 more on the ground on an injured ankle as Arizona State picked up another road win against a ranked team after topping Michigan State 10-7 two weeks ago.

The Golden Bears (4-1, 1-1) lost their perfect record and quarterback Chase Garbers to a right shoulder injury, spoiling their highest ranking in a decade. The loss also left the Pac-12 with no undefeated teams before the end of September.

"They outplayed us in every facet of the game," linebacker Evan Weaver said. "Can't play very well and can't win games when you're not even making the simple plays, and we didn't today. That was it."

Garbers threw a 16-yard TD pass to Trevon Clark in the first quarter before leaving with the shoulder injury late in the second quarter when he fell on his arm on a scramble. Garbers was in a splint for the second half and there was no word after the game on the extent of the injury.

Devon Modster replaced him and struggled to move the ball through the air. Cal scored a TD in the third quarter on a 12-play drive that stayed on the ground, capped by a 1-yard run by Christopher Brown Jr.

The Bears then took a 17-14 lead when Joseph Ogunbanjo recovered a fumble by Daniels at the Arizona State 30 and Cal gained no yards before getting a 47-yard field goal from Greg Thomas.

But the Sun Devils answered with a 15-play, 75-yard drive capped by Benjamin's third TD and then forced a turnover on downs when Modster threw an incomplete pass on fourth-and-3 from the Cal 29.

Cristian Zendejas kicked a 43-yard field goal to make it 24-17 and Cal was unable to get a first down.

"Honest I think I played terrible," Modster said. "I could have played a lot better, just missing a lot of receivers."

THE TAKEAWAY

Arizona State: The Sun Devils won despite squandering several scoring opportunities in the first half. Zendejas missed a 37-yard field goal after an effective drive and then a 50-yarder after a deflected punt gave Arizona State the ball at the Cal 37. Then late in the half, Curtis Hodges dropped a pass when he was left alone in the middle of the field on a third-and-3 from the Cal 43, leading to a punt.

California: The Bears struggled to generate anything in the passing game after Garbers got hurt, which doesn't bode well for the future. Modster finished 5 for 14 for 23 yards and threw an interception in the end zone to deny Cal a chance at a field goal at the end of the first half. Garbers was coming off his best game at Cal, throwing for 357 yards and four TDs in a win last week at Mississippi.

QUOTABLE

"If guys aren't ready to work then I don't want them to be here. If they don't want to win the next game and win as many as we can they better not walk through this door on Monday. If people show up on Monday feeling down for themselves, feeling like they deserved to win this game . no one deserves to win anything. We didn't deserve to win this game because we didn't play well. They played better than us, they beat us." - Weaver.

UP NEXT

Arizona State: Host Washington State Oct. 12.

California: Visit No. 13 Oregon next Saturday

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Passing

AzSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Daniels 24 14 58.3 0 174 38 0 80.9
Cal Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Garbers 12 9 75.0 1 117 45 0 133.0
D. Modster 14 5 35.7 0 23 6 1 14.6

Rushing

AzSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
E. Benjamin 29 100 3.4 16 3
J. Daniels 12 84 7.0 24 0
Cal Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Brown Jr. 18 54 3.0 13 1
M. Dancy 9 38 4.2 8 0

Receiving

AzSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Pearsall 1 38 38.0 38 0
B. Aiyuk 2 31 15.5 18 0
Cal Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Clark 4 68 17.0 45 1
M. Dancy 4 41 10.3 28 0

Fumbles

AzSt F FL
J. Daniels 1 1

Returning

AzSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Aiyuk 2 29.5 0 35 3 10.0 0 13
Cal KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Hawkins 2 12.0 0 13 0 - 0 0
J. Hawkins 1 27.0 0 27 0 - 0 0

Punting

AzSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Turk 3 103 34.3 36
Cal Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Longhetto 4 163 40.8 48

Takeaways

AzSt Int Yds InTD
A. Crosswell 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

AzSt Cal
Points For 24 17
Total Yards 365 245
Rushing Yards 191 105
Passing Yards 174 140
Passing Completions / Attempts 14/24 14/26
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 1/0
First Downs 19 13
Penalties - Yards 5/65 2/15
Time Of Possession 55:55 5:05
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/17 7/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 3/34 5/37

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter AzSt Cal
AzSt 6:38 TD Eno Benjamin 11 yd run (Christian Zendejas kick) 7 0
Cal 9:25 TD Trevon Clark 16 yd pass from Chase Garbers (Greg Thomas kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter AzSt Cal
No scores this quarter
3rd Quarter AzSt Cal
Cal 5:44 TD Christopher Brown Jr. 1 yd run (Greg Thomas kick) 7 14
AzSt 8:59 TD Eno Benjamin 4 yd run (Christian Zendejas kick) 14 14
4th Quarter AzSt Cal
Cal 4:10 FG Greg Thomas 47 yd FG 14 17
AzSt 10:19 TD Eno Benjamin 3 yd run (Christian Zendejas kick) 21 17
AzSt 12:07 FG Christian Zendejas 43 yd FG 24 17

Game Information

Stadium: California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California
Attendance: 47,532
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