Posted November 05, 2012 on
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After Arizona State lost to UCLA two weeks ago, coach Todd Graham was adamant that this year's team was nothing like the one that went into a tailspin last season.
Even after the Sun Devils' losing streak reached three with a road loss to Oregon State on Saturday, Graham still believes a repeat of 2011 isn't on the way.
Confident as the coach might be, the first-year coach also understands the reality of the Sun Devils' situation: with just three games left and one of the nation's most prolific offenses up next, they're running out of time.
''We've just got to win a game,'' Graham said on Monday.
The Graham era in the desert certainly got off to a flying start, the wins coming quickly and easily.
But after opening 5-1, the Sun Devils were blown out by No. 2 Oregon and followed with a 45-43 home loss to UCLA.
Hoping to get back on track against Oregon State, Arizona State instead got in its own way, plagued by too many mental mistakes...
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Arizona State was in control of the Pac-12 South when the conference season started.
Southern California had a turn at the top before falling back. Now UCLA has taken the wheel.
The way the division has gone so far, there might be three more changes before the season is over.
As it stands now, UCLA leads at 4-2, a half-game ahead of Southern California. Arizona State is right...
Arizona State's skid reached three games with a 36-26 loss to Oregon State in Corvallis on Saturday, with the Sun Devils (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) remaining a win away from bowl eligibility for the third straight week.
The road to the Pac-12 title game Nov. 30 got a whole lot tougher with the loss, as ASU sits a game behind South division leader UCLA, which also holds the tiebreaker...
Coming off their third consecutive loss, the Sun Devils got back to work on Tuesday as the team looks to break their losing streak against the Trojans in Los Angeles this weekend. Devils Digest caught up with ASU defensive coordinator Paul Randolph after practice to discuss this weekend's match up amongst other topics.
No. 21 USC was back on the practice field Tuesday preparing to host Arizona State this weekend in the Coliseum. The Trojans are working to put the historically bad loss behind them as Barkley sets a new goal for the rest of the season.
In a game that started out like most for ASU this year (scoring first in 8 of 9 games), and outscoring their opponents 111-27 in the first quarter, it was difficult to watch as key penalties, big plays and bad place kicking doomed the Sun Devils, losing to the Oregon State Beavers 36-26.
The return of Will Sutton was none more obvious than on the first drive when his sack created...