Sun Devil Dish: Finally Ready For Oregon

MADISON WI - SEPTEMBER 18: Cameron Marshall #26 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates scoring a touchdown in the 4th quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on September 18 2010 in Madison Wisconsin. Wisconsin defeated Arizona State 20-19. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

It's Friday, and it's been nearly a week since I could write anything on this blog. The loss to Wisconsin was devastating for Sun Devil fans who have suffered through years of awful play. We actually had a real shot at winning, just like last season against Georgia.

Unfortunately, we left empty-handed. Oregon comes to town tomorrow, and ASU will quickly find out if they are a legitimate threat or if the close game last week was a product of a slow, overrated Badger team.

Anyway, here's some links.

Pac-10 Power Rankings: Week 4 - Pac-10 Blog - ESPN
If you don't like where you are in the power rankings, play better. 1. Oregon: Ducks slapped Portland State aside just like they should. The matchup

Oregon Ducks rundown: New, wide-open Arizona State offense will test the Ducks |

Oregon ready for Pac-10 opener in Tempe, Ariz. | | Statesman Journal
When it was suggested to Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson this week that Oregon is putting up PlayStation-type numbers, his response was telling.

Sports: Home | Ducks nearly back to full speed | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon
Oregon may end up at full strength for its game Saturday night at Arizona State, despite a number of injuries last week against Portland State. Running back Kenjon Barner, linebacker Spencer Paysinger and tight end David Paulson all were cleared to practice at full speed Thursday, albeit the least-physical practice of each week for the Ducks. All three suffered muscle strains against PSU.

Brandon Magee, A Sun Devil Brimming With Confidence - SB Nation Arizona
Sun Devils' Magee says ASU defense can match Oregon's speed. That's a bold statement leading up to Saturday's game in Tempe.

Sun Devils trying to improve red zone offense | ASU News | The State Press | Arizona State University
When taking on an offense with as much firepower as Oregon, the pressure could be on the ASU offense to keep up with the Ducks on Saturday.

Ducks kick off title defense in the desert - NCAA -
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -The flight back from Wisconsin seemed unusually long for Arizona State. The Sun Devils had a chance to beat the No. 11 Badgers and the missed opportunities in the one-point loss were gnawing at them on the trip home.

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