Well, Saturday could have gone better. The Sun Devils trailed 29-0 at halftime and ended up losing to the Stanford Cardinal 42-28. The good news for Arizona State fans is the Sun Devils did not quit, they gave Stanford a bit of a scare in the fourth quarter but in the end it was too little too late.
The Sun Devils will watch film and look back on the loss and soon they will move on. Sun Devil nation should do so as well. The USC Trojans come to town this Saturday and Arizona State has its hands full. USC is stout on defense and the team still has a lot of weapons on offense. Stay tuned to House of Sparky for all your coverage of the game.
For now, here is your week in review.
5 stories to read from last week
Positional Grades: Ben Haber hands out positional grades for Arizona State's loss to Stanford. They were not pretty as Ben was highly critical of the team. Read who graded out ok and what position group received an F for Saturday's performance.
Marion Grice and Jaelen Strong becoming stars: This time last year, Jaelen Strong was a JUCO wide receiver in California, now Strong is Arizona State's leading receiver. Marion Grice also starred as a Sun Devil in his first season out of junior college. Read about their stories of transition here.
Weekly Roundtable: The House of Sparky staff debates the biggest surprise about the Arizona State football team through three games. Which staff member wants to see more out of the running game? And where has Will Sutton been this season?
Todd Graham talkes USC: The Sun Devils are ready to move on and Todd Graham is focusing his attention on the USC Trojans. Find out what Graham had to say about the matchup during his weekly press conference.
ASU Hockey results: Find out how the ASU hockey team fared this weekend against San Diego State. What lessons did Nick Marek learn about this year's team?
News and Notes
- The Arizona State volleyball team continues its strong start to the season. The Sun Devils are 11-1 including a victory over then No. 2 Texas on September 13. The Sun Devils play rival Arizona Tuesday night at 8 p.m. before traveling to Stanford this weekend.
- Fans can vote on Arizona State's uniform for the Sun Devils' October 12 home game against Colorado. The voting ends on September 30 and you can vote here through AZ Central.
I hate ppl who fake the hooper handle. Like where u hoop at ? What conference ? What league ? What country u play in? Liars man smh— Jahii Carson (@Jahii_carson1) September 24, 2013
Did you know #ASU RB Marion Grice is leading the NATION in scoring going into this weekend. He is averaging 16 points per game!— Jared Cohen (@JaredPros2Preps) September 24, 2013
Both #ASU punters. Haack and Vizzare, absolutely killing the ball in practice right now. Sun Devils rank last in the nation in net punting.— Danny Shapiro (@DsShapi) September 24, 2013
Squated For The First Time In Awhile & My Glutes & Hamstrings Are Gone!!— Christian Sam (@ShowinStatsSam) September 24, 2013
ASU RB pledge Darrel Williams is averaging 188.7 yards a game and has rushed 42 times for 566 yards and six touchdowns in three games.— Devils Digest (@DevilsDigest) September 24, 2013