ASU came out on Saturday afternoon with a chip on their shoulders. All week, the media was picking Washington State to finally get a Pac-10 win in Tempe. "ASU is ripe for the picking, and the Cougars are ready to take advantage after a strong performance against Stanford."
So much for that. Steven Threet completed 26/32 of his passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns, putting together a great game and showing us why we liked him so much in the first place.
Jamal Miles had two receiving touchdowns and T.J. Simpson picked up 90 yards in the air to lead the offensive outburst. Cameron Marshall added one rushing and one receiving score, and coach Erickson showcased the depth of his team by having ten players make catches on Saturday.
I was really sick of reading about how Washington State was going to win this weekend. I didn't think it was even a possibility, and I'm glad that my comments regarding this game were accurate.
The Sun Devils are a team with a lot of talent and depth. They are inexperienced and can be easily defeated by a smart coach and a good team. ASU needs to work on a lot of things in order to consistently compete in the Pac-12 next season, but the good news is that we are still worlds better than the Washington schools.