Devil Dish: Sun Devils Face Tough Stanford Squad Saturday

Here we are again, Sun Devil fans. Tomorrow we will know for certain whether or not ASU still has a chance to go bowling this holiday season after taking on Stanford, the 6th-ranked team in the BCS rankings. Arizona State's 4-5 record is quite disappointing considering the way they have earned it: close road losses to Wisconsin, Oregon State and USC, and a strong fight against Oregon.

Dennis Erickson must feel his ears tingling, because he is a trendy "hot seat" coach this season and a lot of talk has surfaced regarding his future in Tempe. I'd be willing to let him spend another year manning the helm, trying to bring the best team possible into the 2011 season. With games against Missouri, Illinois, and Utah filling an already tough schedule, a lack of consistency in the coaching staff will only bring more despair to the desert.

Lets take this one game, one season at a time. Andrew Luck and the 8-1 Cardinal are going to move the ball effectively tomorrow evening, and the Sun Devils have to try to match the offensive output from the onset. Otherwise, it's going to be a long night.

With that said, lets take a look at some chatter in the media leading up to tomorrow's contest between Stanford and ASU.

In the Huddle: ASU Faces Stanford
This weekend, ASU’s (4-5, 2-4 Pac-10) football team will face Stanford (8-1, 5-1 Pac-10).

Crystal Ball: Can ASU ruin Stanford's BCS hopes? | Fanster
It's a look at week 11 in the Pac-10.

ASU vs. Stanford football scouting report
Doug Haller breaks down the Sun Devils' Saturday home matchup with No. 6 Stanford.

No. 7 Stanford focused only on ASU - not bowl bids - NCAA - SI.com
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -Stanford is in the precarious position of not controlling its own fate.

Stanford can't afford letdown at ASU - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN

Coach Isaac Newton used to tell his players, To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. 

Stanford vs. ASU: Andrew Luck Takes On The Sun Devils In Tempe, Saturday, 5:30 P.M. AZT - SB Nation Arizona
No. 7 Stanford (9 in BCS) comes to Arizona State this Saturday in a key Pac-10 game for both teams.

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