Arizona State's Two Blocked Extra Points Leads to College Football Game of the Week

Posted by | December 08, 2010 | News & Events | No Comments
Arizona State vs. Arizona
Arizona State vs. Arizona
Arizona State vs. Arizona
Arizona State vs. Arizona

Arizona State junior defensive end James Brooks blocked a potential game-winning extra point, then blocked a would-be game-tying extra point to give the Sun Devils bowl eligibility and a 30-29 victory over Arizona in United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week.

Visiting Arizona State rallied from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter, only to allow the Wildcats to march down the field for a tying touchdown, one point from ending the Sun Devils’ season.

The 6-foot-5 Brooks came through when his team needed him most, sending a groan through Arizona Stadium and the game to overtime by high-jumping to get Luis Zendejas’ kick.

After matching field goals by Zendejas and ASU’s Thomas Weber—his fifth—in the first overtime, Arizona State’s Cameron Marshall bulled his way through for a 2-yard score. Arizona had a quick answer, with David Douglas taking a back pass in from 9 yards out.

Just when the game seemed headed to a third overtime, Brooks sprang again, leaping up to get a chunk of another of Zendejas’ kicks, sending it wobbling just past the right upright.

The College Football Game of the Week, voted upon by a national panel of experts, is nominated for the College Football Game of the Year at the end of the regular season.

Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy donates the painting to the winning university, along with $5,000 for its general scholarship fund.

Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy donates the painting to the winning university, along with $5,000 for its general scholarship fund.

Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy donates the painting to the winning university, along with $5,000 for its general scholarship fund.

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