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Missouri vs. ASU: Game Day Links, Preview, Blackout News, ESPN

The day has arrived. I'm sure you're having a difficult time concentrating at work, knowing that Mizzou and Arizona State are going to take the field in just ten short hours. I'm in the same boat. Whether you're participating in the blackout or watching the game on ESPN, this is a huge night for Sun Devils fans.

Here's a ton of links for the game tonight. Enjoy and go Devils!

Sun Devils are Dangerous Opponent for Missouri
The Missouri Tigers have traditionally been a program that promotes the use of a typical drop-back style quarterback. However, with the recent success of teams that have gone to the duel-threat type QB many schools have changed their recruiting tactics to find that type of player.

The Edge: Sun Devils’ defense tips scales -- The State Press
ASU’s menacing linebacker core and strong defensive line give the Sun Devils the edge.

Pac-12 predictions from other bloggers - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
The Pac-12 have a handful of nonconference matchups this week with other AQ conferences, which means it might be worthwhile to check in with what the

Missouri Tigers: James Franklin, Big Test For Sun Devils Defense - SB Nation Arizona

It's time for ASU to make a statement - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Last spring, Arizona State began a marketing campaign that hinted at mysterious change, It's time, we were told.

ASU players excited for Black Out against Missouri
ASU is an eight-point favorite, up from seven, to win against a ranked team for the first time since beating No. 18 California in 2007.

Missouri returns to Tempe with quarterback James Franklin replacing Blaine Gabbert to face ASU
With Blaine Gabbert gone to the NFL, untested James Franklin takes over at quarterback in Missouri's return to Sun Devil Stadium.

Why Arizona State's game against Missouri is amongst the biggest ever - ArizonaSports.com
The past, present and future all meet Friday. It is impossible to over-hype this game. There is so much on the line that this is one of the biggest games in the history of the ASU program.

Happy, hasty marriage for Tigers, Devils | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri
There are no dating websites to bring college football teams together, but every school has its matchmaker. At Missouri, that person is Mark Alnutt, the senior associate athletic director who does the football scheduling legwork.

Franklin knows he has to play better for Mizzou to beat Arizona State - KansasCity.com
T.J. Moe gave Missouri quarterback James Franklin an excuse for the interception he threw last Saturday."I blew that," said Moe, the player Franklin was trying to hit with the pass. "I was supposed to run about 5 yards further inside, and then I baited him into a stupid throw."

Missouri Vs. Arizona State Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More - SBNation.com
The Arizona State Sun Devils will debut their all-black uniforms against No. 21 Missouri Tigers on Friday night on ESPN.