Morning Meltdown – Sun Devils Edition


For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Arizona State Sun Devils including a preview and look at the pursuit of a Southern division title.

The No. 16 Sun Devils open Pac-12 play Saturday night against Colorado, taking the first step in their pursuit of another South division title.

"“”They know you can throw every record out,” Graham said. “You’ve got nine (conference) opportunities, and you better win all nine of ’em. This is a South opponent. You’ve got to beat every team in the South to win it. We were able to do that last year, but that doesn’t count for this year.”Graham said Thursday he believes any team in the Pac-12 can win in conference if the favorite doesn’t come prepared. Earlier in the week he pointed to Washington State’s week two win over USC last season. The bottom line: ASU better be prepared for the Buffaloes.The last time the Sun Devils played in Boulder, during Graham’s first season, they overcame a shaky first half to win easily, 51-17. Last season, coach Mike MacIntyre’s first at Colorado, ASU jumped out to a 47-6 lead at halftime and routed Colorado in Tempe, 54-13.”"

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The Arizona State Sun Devils will take on Colorado on , here is what you need to know about the opponent.

"“Going into Saturday’s game at Colorado, the opening of conference play is set to bring a whole new challenge to this team. Despite the 2-0 start, there is still a lot we don’t know about this Sun Devil squad. Most are circling the September 27th matchup against UCLA as a key point of the season, but I think we’ll find out a lot about this team this week.Without further ado, let’s take a look at the squad from Boulder.When Colorado Has the Ball:The Colorado Buffaloes come into this game with a 1-1 record after splitting games against in-state rival Colorado State and winning a tight game against UMass. The Buffaloes have yet to win against ASU all time and to make matters worse, they’ve lost all five of those games by at least 18 points. That’s not good. Second year head coach Mike MacIntyre is looking to change that trend while working with a team that’s even younger than ASU. The Buffaloes will have to rely on two of those underclassmen a lot in this one: quarterback Sefo Liufau and reciever Shay Fields. Fields already has 14 catches in two games this year. He and leading receiver Nelson Spruce will be the main targets for Liufau, as the Buffaloes will look to test a young ASU defense that’s already given up a few big plays this season.”"

To read the rest of Antonio’s thoughts on today’s game, click here.

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