A maroon monsoon is brewing in Tempe as the #22 Arizona State Sun Devils host Stanford on Friday night.
The Devils are back in the rankings after dominating against UCLA last Saturday. Coming into the Stanford game ranked #22 and 4-1, the Devils are on their way to an outstanding season and even a chance to make it to the Pac-12 Championship. In fact, ASU is now at the top of the Pac-12- South and at the top of sports betting apps to win the Pac-12 at +175.
But it is just one game at a time as the Devils head into the Friday night lights against Stanford on a nationally televised game.
DraftKings Game Odds
- Spread: -13.5 ASU/ +13.5 Stanford
- Moneyline: -500 ASU/ +380 Stanford
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Stanford Cardinal Preview (3-2)
Even though Stanford just pulled off the unthinkable and beat the #3 Oregon Ducks on Sunday in overtime, they are still a 13.5 underdog against ASU.
ASU will need their impressive defense to stop running back Nathaniel Peat who racked up 78 yards against the Ducks. They will also need to cover Elijah Higgins who finished the win with 62 receiving yards and one touchdown. Putting pressure on quarterback Tanner McKee should also be a priority for the Devils after McKee threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions last week.
But even if Stanford ends up putting a lot of points on the board, they will most likely not be able to stop ASU’s offense. Stanford’s defense has been struggling, allowing 5.1 yards per carry. Since ASU can run the ball, averaging 7.2 yards per carry, I have a feeling that the Devils will be able to run all over the defense, outscoring Stanford.
Arizona State Sun Devils Preview (4-1)
The ASU offense continues to ball out with Jayden Daniels completing 13 of 19 passes and throwing for 286 yards and two touchdowns in the win against UCLA. The quarterback also rushed for 45 yards. Daniels has a 71.9 percent completion rate, ranking ninth in the nation.
Daniels has some help on the offense with Rachaad White finishing the UCLA game with 69 yards and two touchdowns. Running back DeaMonte Trayanum is back and had 67 yards and one touchdown last week. But Ricky Persall was the offensive player that UCLA couldn’t stop with 132 yards and two touchdowns.
The defense continues to be spectacular allowing an average of 18.2 points, landing in the top ten of the nation. The Devils sacked UCLA four times last week, two coming from Anthonie Cooper.
The one thing the Devils need to work on is stupid penalties, something I am a little shocked head coach Herm Edwards is putting up with. In the win against UCLA, the Devils had THREE illegal substitutions in the first half. If ASU can stop their penalties, they will absolutely be unstoppable.
How To Watch The ASU Game
- Date: Friday, October 8
- Time: 7:30 PM MST
- Location: Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ
- TV: ESPN