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Arizona State looks to dash Oregon’s CFP hopes in primetime matchup

Arizona State coach Herm Edwards watches from the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Oregon State won 35-34. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

One win away from an automatic bid to a bowl game, Arizona State (5-5, 2-5) is scheduled to take on Oregon (9-1, 7-0) at a 5:30 p.m. start time on ABC this Saturday.

A win by the Sun Devils would not only lock up a bowl appearance for the second-straight year to begin head coach Herm Edwards’ career, it would also likely knock the Ducks out of the College Football Playoff contention.

The Ducks were ranked sixth in the latest CFP Rankings but a path to the top-four is within reach following an injury to No. 5 Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovaiola and No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Georgia on track to square up in the SEC championship game.

Last week Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-6 win over Arizona.

Following ASU’s loss to Oregon State last week, the Sun Devils need to win against Oregon or Arizona in the last week of the season to secure an automatic bowl bid.

With all that is at stake, ASU finds itself in the premier national television slot for the Pac-12.

Both teams will have one game remaining against their respective in-state rivals before the Pac-12 championship, which Oregon has already clinched a berth in.

You can also catch all of the game’s action on ESPN 620 AM.

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