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ASU Football Aims For Dominating Pac-12 South Lead Against Utah Utes

It's easy to overlook your opponent in the game of college football. The rosters change so much every season, making certain teams tough matchups in different situations. The Sun Devils had a tough start against Oregon State, giving up 13 points before finally coming to their senses and defeating the Beavers, 35-20.

Despite being 4-1 and undefeated in the Pac-12 South, some ASU fans are still unsatisfied. A big win against Utah would change all that.

The Utes play in Rice-Eccles Stadium, an intimidating venue for even the most experienced player. Without starting quarterback Jordan WynnUtah will have Jon Hays under center against Arizona State.

Hays brings some speed to the table, and after struggling somewhat against mobile quarterbacks such as James Franklin and Nathan Scheelhaase, the Devils are going to be prepared for this guy.

As Brock Osweiler knows, the road is a very difficult place to play. Historically, the ASU quarterback has struggled in limited road experience, with his only road victory coming in last year's Territorial Cup miracle.

This Saturday, the Sun Devils can earn their first road victory of the season and take a commanding, nearly unstoppable lead in the Pac-12 South. Snake-bitten ASU fans can only hope that the team comes through in a big way on the road in Salt Lake City.

The game kicks off at 12:30 p.m. PST, nice and early for Devils fans who want to see some football in the afternoon. It will be broadcast on FS Arizona.