Weber’s kick lifts Arizona State

From the Associated Press

College football has been a breeze for Arizona State freshman Thomas Weber.

Weber kicked a 37-yard field goal with 50 seconds left that lifted the undefeated Sun Devils to a 23-20 win at Washington State on Saturday.

Weber is now 11 for 11 on field-goal attempts.

“This is the sixth game of my career, and to kick the game-winning field goal makes everything feel great,” he said. “Everything was textbook.”


Weber also handled punting duties for the first time this year, kicking six times for an average of 41.5 yards.

Washington State had a chance to tie the score with 12 seconds left, but Romeen Abdollmohammadi’s 46-yard field-goal attempt missed left and Arizona State held on despite scoring its fewest points for first-year Coach Dennis Erickson, who coached at Washington State in 1987-88.

Fans in the stands heaped plenty of abuse on Erickson.

“The way it sounded, not too many people here like Coach Erickson,” Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter said.


Carpenter completed 19 of 27 passes for 217 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions for Arizona State (6-0, 3-0).

Washington State fell to 2-4, 0-3.

Oregon State 31, Arizona 16 -- Yvenson Bernard ran for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns, then caught a scoring pass, and the Beavers (3-3, 1-2) defeated the Wildcats (2-4, 1-2) at Corvallis, Ore.

Sean Canfield completed 17 of 30 passes for 139 yards for the Beavers, coming off a 40-14 loss to UCLA in which they held a 14-12 lead in the second half.


Willie Tuitama, who went into the game ranked atop the Pac-10 with an average of 320 yards passing, completed 18 of 38 passes for 222 yards for Arizona.