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Sun Devils Need This

Posted By Leslie Charles On Nov 11 2010 @ 6:10 pm In Arizona State | No Comments

They need this one.  The Arizona State Sun Devils’ season depends on this week’s game.  Yes…this week’s game versus #6 Stanford is a must-win for the team.  By when I say “must win” I am not overstating this one.  Without a win this Saturday evening, the Sun Devils guarantee themselves at least 6 losses putting them at most at even for the season.  Those kinds of numbers don’t earn you bowl games.

So after last week’s heartbreaking loss to USC, the Sun Devils must regain their composure and put together 60 minutes of quality football.  They’re facing a team poised for a BCS bowl game, and eager to prove they’re deserving of such a high ranking.  Many on the west coast consider them to be the best of the one loss teams but the dominance of the SEC has kept Stanford, and the rest of the Pac-10 in the shadows in the eyes of many in the country.

Therefore ASU must do all they can to get the win.  They must do what many haven’t seen outside of their game versus Washington State.  They must dominate on all sides of the ball, and control the clock throughout.  The Devils have played ranked teams well early in games, but the defense often wears down by the second half and the offense is unable to keep up.  They are a young team, so they must remember to push through on both sides, and avoid the huge mistakes on special teams that cost them last week’s game in Los Angeles.

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