Bob Kemp

AN ASU SIX PACK OF KNOWLEDGE

BOTTOMLINE
        *ASU 35, WASHINGTON 30: ASU was outplayed by a far less talented opponent without its suspended head coach and trailed 24-14 in the fourth quarter before scoring three touchdowns over a span of eight minutes and thirty seconds to a take a 35-24 lead with 39 seconds remaining.
        *THE SUN DEVILS IMPROVED TO 7-3 OVERALL AND 5-2 IN CONFERENCE PLAY: The ASU comeback prevented Utah from clinching the Pac 12 South. Utah can still win the division with ONE win over Oregon or Colorado over the next two weeks (both in Salt Lake City) or ONE ASU loss at Oregon State or home against Arizona.
        *RACCHARD WHITE MIGHT BE THE BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER IN THE PAC 12: For a second straight week, White took over in the second half to overcome yet another poor passing game performance. On Saturday night, White finished with 237 yards (184 rushing and 53 passing) plus half of ASU’s four offensive touchdowns. In last week’s win over USC, he delivered 235 yards and two touchdowns.
        *ASU CONTINUES TO LEAD THE PAC 12 IN PENALTIES: Thru nine games, ASU was averaging nine penalties for 79 yards per game. On Saturday night, nine penalties for 94 yards.
         *ASU’S SPECIAL TEAMS HAVE DECLINED THIS SEASON: The Sun Devils were significantly outplayed in the kickoff and punt return game, most notably handing the Huskies three points over the final minute before halftime when a poorly executed ASU squib kick became a 43-yard return and last second field to give Washington a 17-7 halftime lead.
        *UP NEXT: ASU returns to the Pacific Northwest for a Saturday night game against Oregon State.