Washington State quarterback Luke Falk drops back in the pocket scanning the field at Sun Devil Stadium for an open receiver. His vision is then distorted and the grass blades pierce his skin as he’s dropped by a grueling force.
That force is Sun Devil linebacker Koron Crump. The hit was repeated two more times, for three sacks.
Though Falk and the Cougars walked away with a 37-32 victory over the Sun Devils, his body and offensive line was ravaged by the brute force of Crump. This would be the most sacks Crump accumulated in a single game last season.
ASU Football Bye Week Awards: Koron Crump (Crumptrip4) is our Newcomer of the Year https://t.co/YxHH1XkCMp pic.twitter.com/dKnZtLyZyK— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) November 3, 2016
Coming into the game, Washington State’s offensive line was highly praised for their protection and safe guard of Falk. The line was picked apart by the Sun Devil defense though as Arizona State jostled Falk to the turf seven times.
“We don’t look at the quarterback situation, we just keep playing,” Crump said in a postgame press conference. “We just keep going. It’s all on us.”
#ASUfootball's Koron Crump is making a lot of offensive linemen look bad these days. https://t.co/ohHfOEojoN— azcentral sports (@azcsports) October 28, 2016
The devilbacker led the team that night in sacks with three and finished the season with nine sacks in total.