Oct 3, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Tim White (12) scores a touchdown against the UCLA Bruins during the game at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
The spotlight on the Arizona State Sun Devils will be even brighter this weekend when the Colorado Buffaloes come into town for a Pac-12 South showdown.
After shocking the college football world with a 38-23 win over the UCLA Bruins last weekend, the Arizona State Sun Devils return to Tempe alive and well in the division race.
Fans that had written Arizona States off after starting the season 2-2 will more than likely regain a glimmer of hope as Colorado rides the caboose in the standings.
The Buffaloes are looking for their first conference win of the season. It’ll be a tough task as the Sun Devils have many factors playing in their favor coming into the game.
A win like the one over UCLA could turn out to be a turning point in the season for this ASU squad that looked to be dead and buried after four weeks of action.
Colorado, meanwhile, is looking to rebound after dropping their game last weekend to the Oregon Ducks 41-24. Both teams enter the matchup with an even 3-2 record, yet the Sun Devils are currently in a three-way tie for second place in the standings along with USC and UCLA. Each team in 1-1 in the division while Utah maintains first place with 1-0 conference record.
The Sun Devils are currently in the midst of a four-game stretch against their Pac-12 South rivals. It’s a crucial time if they are looking to stay alive in the race.
Arizona State historically is 6-0 against the Buffaloes and have won all four games against Colorado in the current Pac-12 era. The Sun Devils have outscored the Buffaloes 245-85 in those games and have an average margin of victory of 43.3 points per game. Colorado is also the only team that ASU has an undefeated record against after playing at least six games, according to thesundevils.com.
Compared to last year, Colorado has gotten off to a solid start in 2015. After winning only two games in 2014, Colorado has already surpassed that total this season after five weeks of action. The Buffaloes have found success in their rushing offense that is currently 18th nationally and third in the conference at 233.0 yards per game. Their rushers include three players averaging over 60 rushing yards per game.
With that, let’s take a look at some of the players to watch in this one.
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