After an exciting weekend of football sans ASU, the Sun Devils are back in action on Saturday when they take on the 1-1 Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.
After getting trounced 59-20 on the road against Texas in their first game, the Warhawks stormed back with a vengeance, dismantling Texas Southern to the tune of 58-0.
Between Frank Goodin's 3 TDs and 105 rushing yards and Isaiah Newsome's impressive 158 yard rushing output, the Warhawks took apart the lousy Tiger defense.
As for ASU, it appears as though they know better than to expect any easy contest a week before the Georgia game. With the extra week off, the football bubble has really come in handy.
I expect the team to come out rusty again, but to handle the Warhawks by at least 28 points. I don't expect a massive blowout, mainly because this offense has yet to show us anything truly spectacular. I for one will give Danny Sullivan an opportunity to really get a hold of this team going into our SEC showdown.
Who needs to shine? The running game. We need a high level of play from our RB-by-committee, and Cameron Marshall must continue his solid play.
Who needs to show up? Danny Sullivan. ULM is a better team than Idaho State will ever dream of being, and Sully must produce good numbers in this game to put at least a few of our worries to bed. Unless he can take care of the Warhawks' defense, we will be in for a long week against the tough Bulldogs.
On another note, hopefully we can get half the game we got out of Mike Nixon last week, and it would be great if Vontaze Burfict developed into that demonizing LB we've always wanted since Terrell Suggs left.
Final Score: ASU 44, ULM 17