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'12 Plays of Christmas' No. 4: Kareem Orr INT vs. Oregon

We're getting closer to Christmas...and the top of our countdown ranking ASU's 12 best football plays this season.

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We get it, Arizona State Sun Devils fans want to forget the mid-October triple-overtime loss to the Oregon Ducks this season.

But it doesn't mean we should keep looking at the good things that came out of that game.

Not only did Kalen Ballage delivered arguably ASU's most emphatic hit of the year, it was also another highlight of freshman Kareem Orr's breakout freshman season. Orr, who became Armand Perry's replacement at safety for the majority of the season, continued to make a name for himself on a nationally-televised game against a high-profile opponent in Oregon with a pretty impressive interception on quarterback Vernon Adams.

Orr's momentum changing pick against Oregon gave him a late appearance in our holiday countdown.

"12 Plays of Christmas" No. 4: Kareem Orr interception vs. Oregon

For most of the second half, ASU and Oregon traded shots at each other that helped force the game into a four-hour affair. At the start of the third quarter, it looked like Oregon was going to test the Sun Devils with another long, grueling drive, until Adams through a slant pass high and behind tight end Evan Baylis.

Orr, who was in zone coverage just a few yards in front of Baylis, reacted quickly and dove toward the ball with his right hand before eventually securing it with both of his arms on the ground. The interception was pivotal at the time, as it set up ASU's first lead of the game.

Here is the full play, courtesy of Campus Insiders: