On Halloween Night Arizona State wide receiver Richard Smith gave fans a treat with an incredible juggling catch against Washington State.
Play No. 9: Arizona State wide receiver Rick Smith hauls in an impressive 51-yard touchdown pass against Washington State.
5 Points: The play was a Sun Devil touchdown
7 Points: The play went for 40 or more yards (Big Play Factor)
Total: 15 Points
Rick Smith had 29 receptions on the year, but his touchdown catch against Washington State was by far his most spectacular.
Although it wasn't his most crucial play for the Sun Devils, it was an incredible effort nonetheless.
With 6:32 left to play in the first half, and the Sun Devils leading Washington State by 21, offensive coordinator Mike Norvell decided to dial up a deep route for Smith.
As quarterback Taylor Kelly dropped back to throw out of the shotgun, Smith ran a go route up the field towards the end zone. Kelly's pass was slightly underthrown, and Smith had Cougar cornerback Damante Horton draped all over him. Regardless, Smith was able to come back for the ball and tip it. Horton then got his hand on the ball and slapped it backwards.
Just when it looked like the play was over, Smith juggled the ball and eventually caught it on the five-yard line and ran it in for the score.
Horton was called for defensive pass interference, which made the catch even more impressive.
The Sun Devils ended up cruising past Washington State 55-21 for their sixth win of the season. However, what Sun Devil fans will remember the most is Smith's effort and concentration for the touchdown.