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Oregon Uses Crazy Fourth-Down Touchdown Pass by QB Vernon Adams to Beat Arizona State

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Thursday night’s Oregon-Arizona State ended in thrilling fashion, as the Ducks held off the Sun Devils for a 61-55 victory in the third overtime.

This crazy, high-scoring matchup featured several twists and turns, suspect play-calling by both teams, missed opportunities, questionable officiating and big-time plays in the clutch.

However, there’s one play that stands out among the rest. With Oregon facing a fourth-and-goal with less than 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Vernon Adams connected with Dwayne Stanford in one of the craziest plays of the season so far. The touchdown tied the game at 41 and sent the matchup into overtime.

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Check out Adams’ insane touchdown pass to Stanford:

But that wasn’t the only clutch play late in the game. Oregon cornerback Arrion Springs intercepted Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici with the Sun Devils on the three-yard line and an opportunity to score (and win the game on a two-point play). 

Considering the back-and-forth scoring by both teams, crazy stats and plays, clutch performances and the thrilling finish, it’s safe to say this game will end up among the best overall games in college football this year.