Prayer answered: ASU escapes No. 16 USC with 38-34 victory

ASU QB stays to complete one of the greatest performances in school history. #HailStateWestCoastStyle.

CollegeFootballTalk

Another week in Pac-12 play brought another Hail Mary victory. The Arizona State Sun Devils had their prayers answered Saturday.

Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici rose to the occasion during his second career start to steal a last-second victory from USC. The scoreboard read 38-34 after junior wide receiver Jaelen Strong stunned the Trojans.

Bercovici was the catalyst, though. Arizona State trailed 34-25 with 3:02 remaining when the Sun Devils’ inexperienced quarterback decided to take over the game.

Once the Sun Devils had possession of the ball after a kickoff, it took Bercovici one play to close the gap. The junior from Calabasas, Calif. connected with wide receiver Cameron Smith for a 73-yard touchdown.

Arizona State got the ball back for the last time with 23 seconds left. After two attempted passes, Bercovici dropped back and lobbed a moonshot toward the end zone. With five different USC defenders located around…

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