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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.


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