TEMPE, Ariz. -- Asked about the challenge 2-2 Colorado presents this Saturday, Arizona State coach Todd Graham was quick to recall the last season's contest between the two teams in Boulder.
"I don't know if you remember the Colorado game last year," Graham said. "It was a little stressful at halftime. I remember it."
For those who have forgotten, ASU eventually pulled away for a 51-17 win, but the Sun Devils led just 20-17 after a mistake-filled first half.
Despite an 0-2 record in the Pac-12 this year, Colorado has Graham even more wary this season, as the Buffaloes are playing with renewed energy and confidence under first-year head coach Mike MacIntyre.
"I think he's a heck of a football coach," Graham said. "He knows what he's doing. He's got those guys playing extremely hard, there's nothing cautious about them, and they're extremely sound. I'm very, very impressed."
MacIntyre came to Colorado after a quick turn around at San Jose State. The Spartans went 2-10 the year b...