In Week 4, the Arizona State football program will take on Washington in their Pac-12 opener.
The Arizona State football program will take on Washington in Week 4 after beginning the season with two impressive wins and a somewhat controversial loss. First, the Sun Devils blew the doors off of UTSA (49-7) then followed it up with a massive upset over No. 15 Michigan State. Then, after entering the national rankings, the Sun Devils fell to San Diego State 28-21 in Week 3.
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Since the loss, Arizona State has been exiled from the national rankings. Their game against Washington will be their first in conference play.
Week 4 Preview:
(odds courtesy of OddsShark)
Who: Arizona State Sun Devils (2-1) at Washington Huskies (2-1)
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 10:30 P.M ET
Where: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA
Head to Head: Arizona State has an all-time record of 20-15 against Washington. The Sun Devils won their last meeting 13-7 in 2017.
National TV: ESPN
Game Betting Line: Washington (-18)
Game Over/Under: 51.5
Key Injuries: Senior defensive back Dasmond Tautalatasi is questionable for Arizona State, per Don Best. Tautalatasi missed Arizona State’s game against San Diego State after recording an interception against Michigan State.
- Washington running back Myles Gaskin has a career-low 4.4 yards per attempt in 2018.
- Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins has the third-most passing yards in the Pac-12 (958).
- Arizona State punter Michael Sleep-Dalton has the third-highest yards-per-punt average in the Pac-12 (44.9).
- Arizona State kicker Brandon Ruiz hasn’t missed a kick all season — 3-for-3 on field goals; 11-for-11 on extra points.
What To Look For:
Look for Eno Benjamin to finally have a decent game on the ground. He has managed only 48 yards in his last two games on 26 carries. Luckily, the Huskies run defense is not nearly as good as Michigan State and San Diego State.
Additionally, the Huskies pass defense is good but Wilkins and company have proved they can move the ball regardless.
As for Arizona State’s defense, they’ll be in trouble if their run defense gets gashed like they did against San Diego State. With a rowdy atmosphere, controlling time of possession is key. Anything they can do to keep Husky fans on standby will benefit them in the end.