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ASU vs. UCLA: A championship through the eyes of Twitter

The world of Twitter was more active than ever especially during a nationally televised game.

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The tweets were fast and furious last night as UCLA inched closer to the Sun Devils in the second half and blew up after ASU had clinched the Pac-12 South title. Here is how the local and national media alike called the action in 140 characters or less.

Thanks to a 34 yard run by Richard Smith around the outside the Sun Devils were able to get into the red zone and Taylor Kelly took care of business from there. ASU couldn't have asked for a better start.

Ishmael Adams returned the ball 58 yards followed by 42-yard pass from Brett Hundley to Devin Lucien to tie the game at seven with 12:10 remaining in the first quarter.

The Bruins took their first lead of the night after a series of punts. The ASU defense made a nice stop after another long Ishmael Adams punt return back to the Arizona State 31-yard line but the Bruins couldn't capitalize with 3:30 left in the first quarter.

Jaelen Strong had two catches for 49 yards on the drive and Foster got around the edge for six. The Sun Devils regained the lead as the first quarter came to a close.

Maybe Todd Graham and Carl Bradford should get into more fights on the sideline...but not really. This was huge as it put the Sun Devils up two scores and really took the crowd out of it at the Rose Bowl.


After trading a few more punts the Sun Devils scored again. "If you want to win put Eubank in!"

ASU was able to limit the damage getting a stop with the Bruins threatening.

A 23-yard rush by Taylor Kelly and a 20-yard completion to Cameron Smith and the Sun Devils were in business again. This also rounded out the first half scoring. It almost seemed to good to be true and come to find out it was.

The comeback was on as Brett Hundley came out on a mission driving the Bruins down the field capped off by a three-yard run by Myles Jack.

A fumble recovered by Anothony Barr for the Bruins and suddenly everyone was inching closer to the edge of their seats.

Taylor Kelly led ASU on a long almost seven-minute drive down the field that ended in a much needed Zane Gonzalez field goal to round out the third quarter. The Sun Devils were just 15 minutes from a Pac-12 South championship.

Alright, it was now time to panic. Luckily UCLA didn't succeed on the two-point conversion. The Sun Devils would need to hold the Bruins for the next 11 minutes to win the Pac-12 South.

College kickers missing in big moments seems to happen a lot. This was huge as it kept UCLA needing a touchdown to win the game.

ASU was forced to punt again and then on 4th and 35 from their own 30 yard line, a Brett Hundley pass intended for Jordan Payton was complete but short and the Sun Devils ran out the clock to win the Pac-12 South title.

ASU now hosts Arizona next week and can host the Pac-12 championship game with a win.