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#SunDevilMoments Series Seed No. 5: ASU saves season with comeback over Washington

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Arizona State rallies with 27-unanswered points, forcing four turnovers in the second half, to comeback from a 17-0 deficit against Washington.

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In the coming days, House of Sparky will begin our "#SunDevilMoments" tournament, featuring the 16 best moments from the athletic season. This week we will introduce all 16 seeds, then reveal our match-ups where you, the reader, will vote on what was the ASU athletics Moment of the Year.

ASU came into the game against Washington having lost three straight and after getting into a 17-0 hole at one point and only cutting into that lead with a field goal before halftime, the Sun Devils were seeing their chances at bowl eligibility vanish before their eyes.

The Sun Devils came out of the locker room at halftime and were forced to punt, and after forcing the Huskies to punt as well, the comeback began.

Mike Bercovici lead ASU down the field and flipped the ball to Kalen Ballage for a three-yard touchdown run to make it 17-10.

Washington responded with a turnover on downs and missed field goal.

Bercovici then connected with Devin Lucien for a 32-yard touchdown pass to tie the game.

Four of the next five Washington drives resulted in turnovers by way of three interceptions from Kweishi Brown, Christian Sam and Marcus Ball and a fumble recovery by James Johnson.

As quickly as ASU found themselves trailing 17-0 to start the game, they were able to rattle off 27 straight by capitalizing on Husky turnovers.

One of the driving forces behind the comeback was linebacker Antonio Longino who finished the game with four tackles for loss and two sacks on Washington quarterback Jake Browning.

The comeback win also marked the emergence of Devin Lucien as perhaps ASU's most dangerous weapon in the passing game. Lucien finished this game with four catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.

He'd follow that up with 190 yards and a touchdown against Arizona, 200 yards and three touchdowns against Cal, and 144 yards and a touchdown against West Virginia in the Cactus Bowl.

Those four performances helped pave the way for Lucien being selected in the seventh round by the New England Patriots.

ASU salvaged the season in this game. Without this win, there would have been no bowl game and the morale going into the Territorial Cup game against U of A could have been at an all-time low under Todd Graham.

While the overall ending to the 2015 season was disappointing for Sun Devil nation, this comeback stopped it from being a disaster.