ASU Football: Week 5 opponent results and recap

Expect to see a lot of this on Saturday. - Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Sun Devils trounced the Trojans, 62-41. The win was so impressive that USC fired Lane Kiffin the same night. What does the future hold for ASU? The Fighting Irish, specifically.

Last week, every team still on ASU's schedule won their games. In week 5, things were a little bit different, as conference play opened up in earnest on Saturday.

Notre Dame: Lost to Oklahoma, 35-21. A couple bad plays early on doomed the Fighting Irish against the Sooners. Tommy Rees was just 10 for 24 with three interceptions, but George Atkinson III was the key cog on offense, rushing for 148 yards. Atkinson could be ASU's worst nightmare if they can't protect outside the tackles in Texas. NEXT UP: Notre Dame and ASU clash in Arlington. Key matchup is the ASU front seven against the Notre Dame offensive line - if holes open up, Notre Dame will gash the Sun Devils.

Colorado: Lost to Oregon State, 44-17. Michael Adkins looked good on the ground, averaging seven yards per carry (he had 14 attempts). Paul Richardson is still one of the top wideouts in the conference, but it's going to be tough sledding for CU in conference play. NEXT UP: The Buffs host Oregon. Could be ugly. Will be ugly.

Washington: Defeated Arizona, 31-13. In an impressive rain storm, the Huskies simply outplayed the Wildcats. Ka'Deem Carey still got his yards on the ground, slicing up UW for 132 rushing yards and a touchdown, but the Washington secondary got the job done. Bishop Sankey was once again impressive, collecting 162 rushing yards while Keith Price completed 14 passes in tough conditions. Washington is now ranked #15 in the AP poll. NEXT UP: Hoo boy. UW goes to Palo Alto to face Stanford. Big game!

Washington State: Lost to Stanford, 55-10. Man, Stanford is ridiculously good. 40 rushing attempts, averaging 6 yards a carry. Kevin Hogan threw three touchdown passes and Wazzu never had a chance. NEXT UP:

Utah: Utah got a bye in week 5. NEXT UP: The Utes host UCLA in a big Pac-12 South battle on Thursday night.

Oregon State: Defeated Colorado, 44-17. Sean Mannion threw six touchdown passes and had 414 yards in the air. OSU ran 88 offensive plays and had 540 total offensive yards. A pretty incredible effort. If they hadn't lost to Eastern Washington, they'd be 5-0 and in the top 15. For all their passing, they still have an iffy ground game and that is their weakness. NEXT UP: Oregon State is on a bye.

UCLA: UCLA had a bye in week 5. NEXT UP: The Bruins head to Salt Lake City - can Utah finally establish itself as a factor in a BCS conference? The Thursday kickoff could be an interesting variable here.

Arizona: Lost to Washington, 31-13. Ka'Deem Carey continues to be the bright spot for Arizona, but you have to wonder how long Rich Rodriguez will stick with B.J. Denker. NEXT UP: After three cupcakes, a good opponent in bad weather made for a rough start to Pac-12 play for UA. Arizona does catch a break, playing against USC the week after they fired Lane Kiffin, so who knows what is going to happen in the Coliseum.

Total Upcoming Opponent's Record, Week Five: 2-4 (33%)

Total Upcoming Opponent's Record, Week Four: 7-0 (100%)

Total Upcoming Opponent's Record, Week Three: 8-1 (88.8%)

Total Upcoming Opponent's Record, Week Two: 7-2 (77.7%)

Total Upcoming Opponent's Record, Week One: 8-3 (72.7%)

Season Total Upcoming Opponent's Record: 32-10 (76.2%)

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