Found November 04, 2012 on
Fox Sports Arizona:
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 over ASU thanks to its win in Tempe last week.
That road also goes through Los Angeles, where ASU will try to keeps its season alive next weekend against USC. But before we look ahead, we look back at the loss to Oregon State and what we learned.
WHAT WE LEARNED
1. Will Sutton is as tough as he is talented. Sutton took his place on ASU's defensive line Saturday after missing the previous two games (except the first play against Oregon) with a bone bruise on his knee. He was less than 100 percent, but it hardly showed. On the game's second play, Sutton's pressure contributed to Oregon State q...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
ARIZONA STATE WAS solid defensively for much of the season but in the last two games on average has allowed close to 500 yards and 45 points per. The reasons behind it and if the Beavers are apt to face a different set of circumstances, plus more, in Part II of our Q&A with the guy who has his finger on the pulse of the Sun Devils -- Hod Rabino, the publisher of DevilsDigest.com.
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...
Traditional college homecomings involve parades, big picnics and multiple festive activities. But todays homecoming game against UCLA is a little different. Four former ASU coaches as well as Chandler product QB Brett Hundley come to Tempe as part of the UCLA contingent. But more important than that group, is how will the Sun Devils respond to the thumping they took against Oregon...