Posted October 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
Arizona State made a statement in its last game, routing a ranked opponent for arguably its biggest win in two seasons under coach Todd Graham. The next step for the 25th-ranked Sun Devils is to build upon it, not let the momentum fizzle after a week of savoring the victory. But to keep rolling, Arizona State will have to do something it has struggled with in the past: Winning on the road, beginning Thursday night against Washington State. And when it comes to that subject, Graham has heard enough about playing in an unfamiliar environment, in cold weather, having to stay in hotel rooms. "That's all excuses," Graham said Monday during his weekly news conference. "You don't win on the road because you're not prepared, you're not focused and you don't play well. That's it." The Sun Devils have been solid at home under Graham, going 4-2 last season and 5-0 this season. Arizona State had a few bumps on the road last season, losing to Missouri, Oregon State and Southern California ...
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