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ASU athletics week in review: Sun Devils look ahead to Dallas

All the latest in the world of Arizona State athletics, including ASU's victory over USC and something about new helmets?

Christian Petersen

So how about those helmets ASU fans? Judging by the reaction across social media, it seems like Sun Devil nation is spilt on the new lids. While some don't like the design, most can respect the fact that Arizona State is trying to be innovative and keep up in the every changing world of college uniforms.

How about that victory Sun Devil fans? The USC defense came into Saturday's contest having allowed a total of 44 points on the season. Arizona State rang up 62 points on Saturday en route to a 21-point victory. Taylor Kelly looked like the Taylor Kelly we all know and love. He was an efficient 23-34 for 351 yards and three touchdowns.

The Sun Devils got their rushing attack going, piling up 251 yards on the ground, and totaling 612 total yards against the Trojans.

The victory propelled Arizona State back into the top 25 for the second time this season. This week, the Sun Devils take to the national stage once again. This time, on NBC against the storied Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Before we look ahead, let's look back at the week that was in Arizona State athletics.

Five stories to read for last week

Arizona State releases new helmets: The Sun Devils introduced a new helmet for their game against Notre Dame. Take a look at them yourself and decide what you think of the new look.

First look at Notre Dame: Find out everything you need to know about Notre Dame in our first look at the Fighting Irish. Find out who leads Notre Dame on offense and who the Sun Devil should be worried about on the Irish defense.

ASU vs. USC game balls: Find out who the top performers were in Arizona State's throttling of USC. See which players earned game balls as the night's top performers.

Lane Kiffin fired after loss to Arizona State: Most USC fans are thanking the Arizona State football team for finally getting Kiffin fired. The former USC head coach got let go in the wee hours of the morning and could not get get his bag off the team bus afterwords.

ASU vs. USC tweets of the game: Find out which tweets made our tweets of the night for the victory against USC.

News and Notes

  • The Arizona State volleyball team went 1-1 last week. The Sun Devils swept rival Arizona in straight sets before losing their first conference road match of the season, against Stanford. The Sun Devils return home this weekend to face Oregon State on Friday and Oregon on Saturday.
  • The Arizona State men's golf team finished second at the Tucker Invitational this past weekend in Albuquerque. Jon Rahm finished ninth in the tournament, Alberto Sanchez finished 11th and Broc Johnson finished tied for 16th.
  • The start time for Arizona State's October 12th football game against Colorado has been announced. The Sun Devils will take on the Buffaloes at 7 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks.
Tweets of the Week

Here they are in all of their glory
As long as recruits like them
A very good point Davon
Kudos to Noah for this

Hope to see you on the field soon Jaxon
Always good to hear
After the USC game
Getting some love from the big boys
Not all the reactions were positive