Posted September 17, 2012 on
There is never an easy way to take a loss. Period. This game had its moments and was filled with just about every type of test a football team will see on the road. Adversity was presented to the Sun Devils from the opening kickoff and did not go away until the clock ran down. Arizona State coming into Saturday’s game had played well on all cylinders and really done so with elite execution.
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Arizona State coach Todd Graham has harped on three things almost since the day he arrived in Tempe: ball protection, discipline and special teams.
The Sun Devils failed on all three counts in a road loss to Missouri over the weekend.
After two easy wins to open the season, Arizona State...
Even in Arizona State's first losing effort of the season, coach Todd Graham looked like a prophet.
All week leading up to the Sun Devils' road game against Missouri on Saturday, Graham said the only team that could beat ASU in Columbia was ASU. He also said at one point that ASU was "very capable of that."
The Sun Devils (2-1) proved Graham right, making the...
Following the first loss of the season for Arizona State, many came away impressed with how the team continued to fight and rally in the second half. The second half charge on offense was led by starting quarterback Taylor Kelly, who was able to shake off a slow start and come close to leading the Sun Devils to an improbable comeback.
There is no question that the ASU wide receivers had an especially rough outing in the 24-20 loss to Missouri. One of the members of that group, Kevin Ozier, says that the lessons learned from that contest can certainly help the Sun Devils bounce back as they prepare for the Utah game and the beginning of Pac-12 play.
CHAMPAIGN – A week after a dismal showing against Arizona State, the Illinois defense pitched a shutout against Charleston Southern.