TEMPE, Ariz. -- In football as in life, it is natural to prefer the comforts of home. From the familiarity of the locker room and the sideline to a home crowd and not having to get on a plane afterward, home games offer plenty of advantages.
Great teams, however, win on the road, too.
No. 22 Arizona State faces its latest test away from the comforts of Tempe this Saturday when it takes on Notre Dame in Arlington, Texas, and while technically this would be considered a neutral-site game, the Sun Devils realize this is an opportunity to show they can perform at a high enough level away from Sun Devil Stadium to reach their lofty goals.
"If you want to win a championship, you have got to win on the road," ASU coach Todd Graham said. "That is something we have talked to our players about. It shows great maturity to do that. We have got to go on the road in Dallas and play well."
In a season-plus under Graham, ASU is 3-4 in true road games, plus a neutral-site win over Navy in the Kr...