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The Devil Daily Dish: Thursday Morning UCLA Bruins Notes

Only two days to go before a pivotal battle between the Arizona St. Sun Devils and the UCLA Bruins for control of the Pac-12 South. For ASU, a win would all but guarantee a spot in the first-ever Pac-12 Championship Game, while a win for the Bruins would put them in first place in the division.

With that said, the Sun Devils aren't taking the 4-4 Bruins lightly. Here's a bunch of links for you to read while you sip your morning coffee. Welcome to the office!

ASU's Vontaze Burfict has UCLA's attention
The highly volatile linebacker is noticed for his speed, strengths, instincts and antics. The Bruins say he tries to provoke his opponents, and they are ready to give him his due, to a point.

2011 Bowl Projections: ASU Predicted To Play Kansas State In Valero Alamo Bowl - SB Nation Arizona
At 9-4 following the conference title game, Connelly places ASU into a match-up with the Kansas State Wildcats (projected to go 8-4 with three losses in their final four games) in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Bruins aiming for control of Pac-12 South | The State Press
An upset victory against ASU would put UCLA first in the Pac-12 South.

ASU game critical to Neuheisel's job security - Fox Sports AZ
For Rick Nueheisel, Saturday's UCLA-ASU game is about more than football, it's about saving his job.

Football adamant to win at UCLA for families | The State Press
The Sun Devils travel to Pasadena this weekend for a bout against UCLA at the Rose Bowl.

UCLA put Arizona State's Brock Osweiler on football-only path - Los Angeles Times
Blame it on UCLA. Quarterback Brock Osweiler was perfectly content shuttling between Arizona State's football and basketball programs last season, until he dominated the Bruins last November.