It looked like the momentum had finally swung to Arizona State … no, Oregon … no, back to Arizona State … wait, no, here comes Oregon. And then three overtimes later it was definitely Arizona State …
What the win means for Oregon: The Ducks stay alive in the hunt for the Pac-12 title. Their win over Arizona State showed a lot of good and a lot of bad. Vernon Adams Jr. came up huge for the Ducks and his ability to extend plays was why Oregon was in this game so late. Royce Freeman did what he did best, and though the defense didn't have many highlight-reel worthy clips, it was Springs who sealed the game. There will be a lot of questions for Oregon coach Mark Helfrich after this game about why and when he used some trick plays, but for tonight the Ducks will soak in a big win that keeps them alive in the conference race.
What the loss means for Arizona State: It was an absolutely heartbreaking way for the Sun Devils to lose -- on a Bercovici interception after he had played so well throughout the game. It's hard to say that Arizona State lost this one so much as Oregon won it, because after three overtimes both teams had seemingly done enough to win and to lose, but it was Arizona State that actually did. The Sun Devils will need to get back on track as they'll travel to Pullman next weekend.
Player of the game: Oregon wide receiver Dwayne Stanford. The junior caught the game-tying and game-winning touchdown … all within about 15 seconds of each other. It wasn't his greatest output of his Oregon career but it may be the most meaningful 15 seconds of his time with the Ducks. Also, give a hat tip to Adams here for his ability to get the ball to him (and so many other receivers) through the Arizona State blitz all game.
Top play: Adams' miraculous fourth-down Hail Mary touchdown pass to Stanford to tie the game (pending Aidan Schneider's PAT). Adams' ability to extend the play was impressive, but not as impressive as Stanford's ability to contain that ball and bring it in. But, let's not short change the runners-up, because there were many. … There was Charles Nelson's 100-yard kick return. There was also Arizona State freshman Kareem Orr's diving interception. But there was also that Freeman 64-yard rushing touchdown. But you can't forget about how Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage ran over Tyree Robinson. Tell you what, this game was too full of top plays, you just pick your favorite.
Stat of the game: Three for the price of one: 1. The two teams combined for 1,243 yards of offense. 2. Arizona State ran 108 offensive plays. 3. The Sun Devils outgained the Ducks by 241 yards, but still lost.