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, a rare so-so game by quarterback Taylor Ke...