Eugene, Oregon - Sun Devil Football will return to action Saturday with a trip to Eugene, to face the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium. The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. AZT kickoff and will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks. Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron and Lewis Johnson will provide the call.
THE DUCKS - ASU trails Oregon, 18-16, in the all-time series, including an 8-9 record against the Ducks in Eugene. Oregon has won eight straight against ASU, currently the second-longest active winning streak by one conference opponent over another. The Ducks hold a 17-16 overall record in the series and have not seen defeat to the Devils since 2004. The series is all squared up at eight games a piece in contests played at Sun Devil Stadium. The Sun Devils will be looking for it's first win against the Ducks since the 2004 season, and first Pac-12 road victory in the 2016 campaign.
ASU has not traveled to Eugene since the 2011 season.
The Ducks will enter Saturday's game against the Sun Devils coming off a 52-49, double overtime loss at UCLA last Friday night. The Ducks managed to overcome a 31-14 halftime deficit in their game against the Bruins, but were unable to hold on in overtime as a costly interception by freshman quarterback Justin Herbert in the second overtime period ended the game.
Despite his game-ending turnover, Herbert still managed to put together quite a game for the Ducks, completing 22-of-40 passes for 258 yards and six touchdowns, while also adding nine rushes for 56 yards. Wide out Charles Nelson caught seven passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns, including the one that forced overtime, in what was a season high for touchdowns in a game for the Daytona Beach, Fla., native.
Oregon, a team known for their prolific offense, has continued their success in finding the end zone in 2016. The Ducks enter Saturday's tilt ranked in the top-20 nationally in scoring offense and total offense checking in at 21 and 20, respectively.