A statistical look at Saturday's Duel in the Desert shows some interesting advantages and battles
The Sun Devils are back to their winning ways and just in time for the biggest game of the year.
On Friday, Todd Graham and his team will head to Tucson to battle the hated Arizona Wildcats with the aim to establish dominance over the state and reclaim the Territorial Cup.
We compiled the key numbers from each team into one handy chart to see which team had the advantages. Taking a look at the chart, a few things jump out:
- This will be a battle of strength versus strength. The Wildcats boast one of the nation's best offenses, while ASU has one of the best defenses. Something has to give.
- One area of concern should be UofA's ground attack, led by the nation's leading rusher Ka'Deem Carey, facing a Sun Devil run defense that has struggled throughout the year..
- The Sun Devils may not have an offense that compares to the Wildcats, but the Arizona defense has been among the nation's worst, especially against the pass. With the success that ASU had through the air last week, it could be a major factor on Friday.
Thanks to our friends at Ralphie Report for the inspiration for this feature (and HTML code).
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