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Arizona State vs. Washington Preview

Posted By Leslie Charles On Oct 7 2010 @ 3:09 pm In Arizona State | No Comments

Arizona State is looking like a team on the verge.  On the verge of skyrocketing, or on the verge of imploding.  They have all the tools necessary to become a top-tier team but their confidence and lack of self-discipline seems to be getting in the way of them taking things to the next level.  This week versus the Washington Huskies they once again have the chance to prove themselves worthy.  Though Washington is a mid-level Pac-10 team, ASU has come very close to beating the elite in the conference.  A few missteps here and there have them at 2-3 instead of 5-0 or 4-1.

The Sun Devils have the opportunity to force their will upon the Huskies as Washington’s defense is questionable at best.  With a top-10 passing game, ASU and Steven Threet have a chance to drive the ball down the field on numerous occasions and look like the team that started out 2-0.  And with an even more questionable and porous run defense, the Devils run game could finally have the breakout game many fans, and coaches, have been longing for all season.

Washington as well, is on the verge.  Coming into this season, QB Jake Locker was a Heisman hopeful, and possible top pick in the 2011 draft.  However the team as a whole has not played up to its potential, and Locker hasn’t shown nearly as much as was thought in the preseason.  Though they snuck in a win versus USC last weekend, this isn’t the team most people thought they would be.  And a lot of that has to do with their poor play on defense.

Lucky for the Devils they have this game to get back on track, and then with they bye week, an opportunity to put the pieces of the puzzle together and come back for the second half of the season firing on all cylinders.

My prediction: ASU 30- Washington 27.  Let’s Go Sun Devils!!

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