October 22, 1998
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Ryan Kealy, benched after a series of lackluster starts,
led Arizona State to two fourth-quarter touchdowns, then threw a 25-yard pass
to Tariq McDonald in overtime as the Sun Devils beat Stanford 44-38 Thursday
The Sun Devils got three TDs from J.R. Redmond, but he turned his ankle and
did not play in the second half. With starter Chad Elliott ineffective, Kealy
entered the game on the final play of the third quarter.
He threw a 2-yard scoring pass to Matt Cercone with 10:21 left, tying the
game 31-31, and had 33- and 32-yard completions to Kenny Mitchell on Arizona
State's five-play, 80-yard drive to tie it at 38.
Davaren Hightower capped the march with a 10-yard run with 2:05 to play.
The Sun Devils (3-4, 2-2 Pac-10) got the ball back again with 39 seconds to
play and moved into position for a 41-yard field goal attempt, but Stephen
Baker hooked it wide right as time expired.
Albrey Battle, who had two sacks in the last seven minutes of regulation,
pressured Todd Husak into throwing three incomplete passes on Stanford's
possession in overtime, and Kevin Miller missed a 42-yard field goal.
Kealy found McDonald at the 2 on Arizona State's first play in overtime, and
McDonald's momentum carried him into the end zone.
Husak threw to DeRonnie Pitts for TDs of 2 and 78 yards and backup Joe
Borchard had a 19-yard scoring pass to Tafiti Uso and another of 28 yards to
Juan-Carlos Lacey's 30-yard run set the stage for Stanford (1-6, 0-4) to
take its first lead at 24-21 on Miller's 34-yard field goal. Baker's 44-yarder
tied it 24-24.
The early going belonged to Redmond, who led the Sun Devils to a 21-14
halftime advantage by scoring on runs of 58 and 3 yards and a 76-yard punt
He broke his longest run 4:29 into the game. It was the junior tailback's
fifth scoring run of more than 50 yards, and second-longest this year.
Redmond fielded Miller's 41-yard punt on his 24, found room in the middle
and outran the pursuit to the goal line for the longest run of his career and
the first on a return.
Redmond reinjured his left big toe with his scoring run on the first play of
the second quarter, and later in the quarter sprained his right ankle and came
out with 93 yards in 11 carries.
By MEL REISNER
AP Sports Writer