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Previewing the Buffs - Sun Devils game from a statistical perspective. This week is a scary, scary sight.
|12||114||154.62||Pass Efficiency Defense||90.25||4||1|
|7||30||7||Tackles For Loss||9.80||2||1|
Get used to that look because odds are good you'll be seeing something similar for the next month or so...
You're going to hear me harp about this a lot for the next two days, but take a lot of these rankings for the Sun Devils with a grain of salt. If before the season had started you had told me the Sun Devils had wins over Illinois, Utah and Cal with a close road loss against Missouri and I would have been thoroughly impressed. However, Illinois is far and away the worst team in the B1G, Missouri is a mess, Utah has been a huge disappointment and Cal was a train wreck until this weeks win over UCLA. This ASU team is good a lot sooner than expected but we still have a lot to learn about Todd Graham's team.
Be very afraid of this Sun Devil defensive line. They are averaging over four sacks a game with a ton more pressure on the opposing quarterbacks. If the ASU pass rushers are allowed to pin their ears back without consequences Jordan Webb is going to be running for his life.
Damn, the Pac-12 has some high-quality punting. 36th nationally, yet only 6th in the conference. The kicking game is one area where the Buffaloes have a clear advantage over ASU and the could be big if the game comes down to a field goal either way...