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No. 20 Arizona State Sun Devils season preview

Last season, the Arizona State Sun Devils ran through their Pac-12 competition on the way to a 10-4 record behind the 2013 Pac-12 coach of the year, Todd Graham. This year, Arizona State will have to lean on their offense where they return eight starters and hope that their defense, which returns just three starters, can fill the void left by some key players a season ago.  At...
Via College Football Universe
27 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU season preview: Kickers

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A little like relievers in baseball, kickers receive little attention until they are needed in a big spot, sometimes coming through and sometimes failing. It's been a little too much of the latter for Arizona State the last few years. Since Thomas Weber won the Lou Groza Award as college football's top kicker in 2007, ASU is 83 for 118 on field-goal attempts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

ASU confident in young legs on special teams

TEMPE, Ariz -- Of all the things Arizona State coach Todd Graham might lose sleep over nearing the start of the 2013 season, his second in Tempe, don't count the prospect of playing freshmen at place kicker and punter among them. "I've got a lot of confidence in those guys," Graham said. "It's something I should probably be more worried about than I am...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Two-Headed Homecoming

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...
Via Fanster
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

ASU notebook: Injuries on defense piling up

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It was bad enough for Arizona State to be without star defensive tackle Will Sutton for essentially two games due to a bone bruise, but now other injuries are depleting an already razor-thin unit. ASU lost defensive end Junior Onyeali for most of Saturday's 45-43 loss to UCLA with a shoulder injury originally suffered a week earlier against Oregon, and linebacker...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

ASU changes kickers from Garoutte to Mora

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Another week, another kicking change for Arizona State. Special teams coordinator Joe Lorig confirmed Wednesday that junior walk-on Jon Mora would get the call on field goals this Saturday against UCLA. Mora took over on field goals after sophomore Alex Garoutte missed three against Cal on Sept. 29. Mora made his only field-goal attempt against Colorado, but Garoutte...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Sun Devils return to fork in the road vs. UCLA

TEMPE, Ariz. If youre experiencing flashbacks this week, dont worry. Its not a product of your crazy college years. This temporal loop is real. Oregon has brought Arizona State back to earth, defensive injuries are threatening to derail the Sun Devils and, gulp, this Saturdays game against UCLA is being labeled the linchpin of the season. Is this some kind of time-warped joke...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Sutton progressing, status uncertain for UCLA

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State coach Todd Graham continues to hint that there's a chance that junior defensive tackle Will Sutton could play as soon as Saturday's game against UCLA, but the signals are mixed. Graham characterized Sutton's right knee injury, suffered on the second play of ASU's loss to Oregon last Thursday, as a bone bruise. He said there was no issue...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

What we learned: ASU not ready for prime time

Arizona State lost to No. 3 Oregon on Thursday night, and it wasn't even close. The Ducks dominated every facet, led by 36 points after 19 minutes of play and left the Sun Devils lost amid injuries and mistakes in a 43-21 blowout. ASU now must regroup for a big game against UCLA next Saturday. A win would make the Devils bowl eligible, provide a nice boost of confidence after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

What we learned: ASU not ready for prime time

Arizona State lost to No. 3 Oregon on Thursday night, and it wasn't even close. The Ducks dominated every facet, led by 36 points after 19 minutes of play and left the Sun Devils lost amid injuries and mistakes in a 43-21 blowout. ASU now must regroup for a big game against UCLA next Saturday. A win would make the Devils bowl eligible, provide a nice boost of confidence after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

New Helmets Don’t Help Utes

The first road game is out of the way, the non-conference schedule is finished and unfortunately adversity has been experienced and the two headed quarterbacked team of the Arizona State Sun Devils didn’t handle it well. With all of that being said, we finally welcome the start of PAC-12 conference play with the Utes of Utah visiting Sun Devil Stadium tonight. ASU dispatched...
Via Fanster
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Garoutte looks to rebound

Coming back from a rocky debut for the Sun Devils in 2011, ASU kicker Alex Garoutte is ready to move on. With a year of experience under his belt and learning how to deal with the pressures of the game, the former Phoenix Brophy player is looking forward to a formidable sophomore season.
Via arizonastate.scout.com
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Unquiet on the Western Front: Rich Rodriguez, USC trap games, and...Urban Meyer?

He's everywhere! (Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.) The Show Must Go On. Ohio State HC Urban Meyer speaks out on the need for the annual in-state rivalry between his former school Utah and BYU to continue. (The Deseret...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Garoutte regaining confidence with new staff

By Byron Kline DevilsDigest.com The life of a kicker can often be stressful and lonely. Alex Garoutte learned that the hard way last year as the then redshirt freshman struggled to find consistency and came up short in some crucial moments. Despite that, after making some changes to his approach, he entered spring feeling rejuvenated and ready prove he's still the man for the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Graham sees many issues in ASU's scrimmage

TEMPE, Ariz. -- There were few conclusions to draw from Arizona States first spring scrimmage Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium. But conclusions werent the plan. Weve got a long ways to go, said coach Todd Graham, who emphasized the need for more discipline. Too many penalties, too many times putting the ball in jeopardy, things like that. Graham and his staff tried to simulate game...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Loss aside, ASU fell well short of expectations

TEMPE, Ariz About 35,000 fans turned out for Friday's wake at Sun Devil Stadium 35,000 to view the body of a once-promising team. Arizona State's season died before the Sun Devils ever took the field against California. In the final twist of a comically tragic year, Pac-12 special teams Player of the Week Coleman Petersen missed the final of three botched field-goal attempts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Washington State beats Arizona State 37-27

The loss by UCLA earlier Saturday gave Arizona State a chance to regain control of the Pac-12's South Division race. The Sun Devils (6-4, 4-3) didn't cash in. Instead, Washington State freshman quarterback Connor Halliday shredded the ASU defense for 494 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-27 victory in the rain and snow at Martin Stadium. ''We are not playing well...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Easy bounceback for ASU? Don't count on it

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Of Arizona States six games in Pullman, Wash., since the turn of the millennium, the Sun Devils have won four and lost two. Three of the four wins were by three points; the other by 13. If youre expecting an easy bounceback game after last Saturdays eviscerating, 29-28 loss at UCLA, think again. The Sun Devils are 1-3 on the road this season, they play historically...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

UCLA outlasts No. 20 Arizona St. 29-28

After Arizona State spent two months working to command the Pac-12 South race, the Sun Devils lost that control when Alex Garoutte's last-ditch field-goal attempt fluttered and fell short on the Rose Bowl grass, Although the No. 20 Sun Devils' title dreams are far from finished, that didn't make a 29-28 loss to UCLA on Saturday night any easier to stomach for a team...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Sun Devils can't handle prosperity in loss to UCLA

PASADENA, Calif. -- Before the season started, Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson asked the media to stop reporting on kicker Alex Garoutte's daily practice performance. It was a kind gesture designed to protect a freshman with a fragile psyche. Erickson knew he would need Garoutte as the season progressed. But lost in that benevolent act was the obvious nature of Garoutte...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 06, 2011  |  Discuss

ASU continues to blow golden opportunities

PASADENA, Calif. -- Before the season started, Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson asked the media to stop reporting on kicker Alex Garoutte's daily practice performance. It was a kind gesture designed to protect a freshman with a fragile psyche. Erickson knew he would need Garoutte as the season progressed. But lost in that benevolent act was the obvious nature of Garoutte...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Last-minute TD lifts UCLA past No. 20 Arizona State

Derrick Coleman scored the go-ahead touchdown for UCLA on a 1-yard run with 49 seconds to play, and Alex Garoutte missed a 46-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the Bruins' 29-28 victory over No. 20 Arizona State on Saturday night.
Via CBSSports.com
November 06, 2011  |  Discuss

UCLA stuns Arizona St. on late TD drive

Derrick Coleman scored the go-ahead touchdown for UCLA on a 1-yard run with 49 seconds to play, and Alex Garoutte missed a 46-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the Bruins' 29-28 victory over No. 20 Arizona State on Saturday night. Coleman's dive capped a perilous 79-yard drive featuring a fumble by Coleman, an offensive pass-interference penalty and a third-and...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

ASU misses last-second kick, falls to UCLA

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- After Arizona State spent two months working to command the Pac-12 South race, the Sun Devils lost that control when Alex Garoutte's last-ditch field-goal attempt fluttered and fell short on the Rose Bowl grass, Although the No. 20 Sun Devils' title dreams are far from finished, that didn't make a 29-28 loss to UCLA on Saturday night any easier...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

UCLA 29, No. 20 Arizona St. 28

Derrick Coleman scored the go-ahead touchdown for UCLA on a 1-yard run with 49 seconds to play, and Alex Garoutte missed a 46-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the Bruins' 29-28 victory over No. 20 Arizona State on Saturday night. Coleman's dive capped a perilous 79-yard drive featuring a fumble by Coleman, an offensive pass-interference penalty and a third-and...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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