Think of any superhero movie. At a certain point in the film, the hero gets knocked down, testing his will, his strength. The opponent looks as if they can’t be defeated. That moment happened to the Sun Devils on Saturday.
“It feels great man, it honestly does,” quarterback Manny Wilkins said. “All the mistakes we made, all the throws that I missed, at the end of the day we came in at halftime and made the adjustments that we needed to make. And we won the game, that’s all that matters at the end of the game.”
The touchdown went to his superstar receiver Vincentian N’Keal Harry. Wilkins hit receiver Kyle Williams for a 38-yard gain.
He then sent a jump ball to Harry, who won it against Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne. Harry rolled into the end zone after the 21-yard toss from Wilkins. And just like that, the game was tied.
“That touchdown was really just me and Manny being in the same page,” Harry said. “He trusted me to come down with the ball. And he put the ball in the perfect spot.
He put it in a spot where the defender really didn’t have much chance to getting to it. At that end of the time it’s all the extra work that we’ve done after practice, throughout the past couple years and it showed.”
Wilkins, Harry, Benjamin, the offense, that’s the Sun Devils’ superpower that was known. The defense was a power that was just discovered tonight. All night, the inexperienced defense kept Arizona State in the game.
At the end of the day, the biggest congrats goes to Edwards. A man who heard all the doubts about his skill as a head coach, if he could do it at the college level.
He didn’t let it bother him. And now Edwards is a man at the helm of a football team that is 2-0 and just handed the 15th best team in the country a loss.