The Sun Devils are coming off a much-needed win against USC. Quarterback Jayden Daniels struggled, but ASU was able to come out with a W thanks to a dynamic performance by running back Rachaad White.
Now the Devils are on the road to take on the Washington Huskies. The Huskies will be without their coach Jimmy Lake after an on-field incident last week against Oregon. Lake is suspended for making physical contact with a linebacker from Oregon.
This game is another important Pac-12 matchup for ASU. After winning last week, they are now officially bowl eligible. But the Devils will need to keep winning if they want to land one of the finer bowl games.
- Spread: -5.5 Arizona State / +5.5 Washington
- Total: 44.5
- Moneyline: -220 Arizona State / +180 Washington
- Spread: -6 Arizona State / +6 Washington
- Total: 44.5
- Moneyline: -225 Arizona State / +185 Washington
Arizona State Sun Devils Preview (6-3)
Arizona State took down USC last week, but it wasn’t all pretty. The Devils had two turnovers in the first half and didn’t convert their first third down until the fourth quarter.
Even though they walked away with 427 total yards, the offense just didn’t seem in sync. Daniels had a rough night with only 145 passing yards, two interceptions, and no touchdowns. But White saved the day, rushing for 202 yards and three touchdowns.
With the Devils averaging 30.6 points per game and 5.4 rushing yards per attempt, they should have no problem beating the Huskies on the road. But they need to watch their penalties yet again.
In the first seven games of the season, the Devils racked up 67 penalties, 25 percent of them occurring before the snap or after the play. Penalties still continue to be an issue for Arizona State. They had seven in their loss to Washington State and five against USC. Those numbers are better than previous weeks, but the issue is that they are stupid penalties that can easily be avoided if the players stay focused. Eventually, these penalties are going to catch up with them and result in losing a close game.
Washington Huskies Preview (4-5)
The Huskies had a tough opponent last week, playing the No. 5 Oregon Ducks. Washington came up short losing 16 to 26.
Quarterback Dylan Morris had 111 passing yards, no touchdowns, and one interception. The Devils’ defense should have no problem putting pressure on Morris. Sean McGrew finished the game with two touchdowns and 48 rushing yards. In fact, the entire offense racked up only 166 yards. Which is great news for ASU’s defense.
Washington is averaging only 22 points per game and 3.5 rushing yards per attempt. And with the team dealing with drama and the absence of their head coach, the Huskies may struggle even more.
Even though this should be an easy win for the Sun Devils, they need to come in well-prepared and play hard and focused all four quarters. ASU has a good chance of winning out the season and possibly reaching the Rose Bowl, which they haven’t been to since 1997.
How To Watch The ASU Game
- Date: Saturday, November 13
- Time: 5:00 PM AZ
- Location: Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA
- TV: FS1