Gameday is upon us but it isn't too late to learn something new about Arizona State's opponent, the Stanford Cardinal.
Our friend Hank Waddles of GoMightyCard.com was kind enough to answer a few questions for us so we can be better prepared for Saturday's marquee game. And without further ado, here is our Q&A:
Q: After a few consecutive seasons of Stanford having a go-to tight end, how is the team adjusting to life without a top tier talent at that position?
Waddles: For a team with national championship aspirations, it's important for Stanford to make a statement on Saturday, as much for themselves as for the voters. I expect that the offense will continue to evolve, as Shaw has a tendency in his play-calling to keep things rather vanilla during the early season. Some observers complained that the offense was a bit too one-dimensional last week and that players like Kelsey Young and Michael Rector weren't really involved, but I expect to see that change this week. Also, the defense hasn't been as lights-out as many expected, so that unit has something to prove as well.
The pick here is Stanford 34, Arizona State 17.