The Sun Devils seemed to be on top of the world, starting off the season 3-0 and ranked as high as #19. But a loss to #23 BYU last Saturday knocked the Devils out of the top 25 and ended their undefeated record.
Now, they look to this Saturday’s game, hosting their first Pac-12 match up of the season, the Colorado Buffaloes. If ASU can limit their penalties and play with the fire they had in the first two games, they should have no problem beating Colorado.
DraftKings Game Odds
- Spread: -14 ASU / +14 Colorado
- Total: 44.5
- Moneyline: -700 ASU/ +475 Colorado
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Colorado Buffaloes Preview (1-2)
The Buffaloes have beaten ASU in their last two meetings. Their match-up in 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic.
Colorado won in week 1 against Northern Colorado but has lost the last two games, racking up only seven points. On top of that, Colorado put up only 63 total offensive yards in last Saturday’s 35-0 loss.
But the Buffaloes do have running back Jarek Broussard, Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, and linebacker Nate Landman, one of the top linebackers in the Pac-12. The Devils will need to keep their eyes on these two to help ensure a win on Saturday.
ASU Sun Devils Preview (2-1)
The Sun Devils started off the 2021 season strong with an impressive performance by quarterback Jayden Daniels. But Daniels had zero touchdowns and two interceptions in the team’s loss to BYU. Rachaad White had 74 yards and one touchdown and Daniyel Ngata finished the game with 82 yards and one touchdown. The two will need to put on a show Saturday night to get their season’s first win against a Pac-12 opponent.
The Devils will also need to start playing smart and limit their penalties, with a total of 36 penalties in just three games. The team had a total of 16 penalties and four turnovers last Saturday. Seven of those penalties were false starts and to make things worse, four of those were when the Devils were backed up in the end zone.
“It’s us. We played against us. When we put ourselves in bad position offensively and defensively. We gave them yards that were not earned without making a play. It was by us misfiring.” ASU head coach Herm Edwards said about the game against BYU.
How To Watch/Listen To The ASU Game
- Date: Saturday, September 25
- Time: 7:30 PM MST
- Location: Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ
- TV: ESPU