Colorado Players To Watch: For the first time since they joined the Pac-12, the Colorado Buffaloes will take on Arizona State with a winning record. While the Buffs' victories don't include any over FBS Power 5 schools, Colorado's gotten efficient production from quarterback Sefo Liufau and wide receiver Nelson Spruce recently became the school's all-time leading receiver. Check out who the Sun Devils will have to gameplan the most against.
Norvell and Patterson speak about the sideline: One of the minor storylines from the 2015 season has been the location of the ASU offensive and defensive coordinators during the game. In the wake of Bo Graham's resignation, Mike Norvell spent the first four weeks of the season up in the box calling plays while Keith Patterson was already a resident in the box, but both coaches came down to the field for last Saturday's tilt against UCLA. Following the victory, the coordinators discussed their future in the box.
Catching Up With Ralphie: We break down the Buffaloes with the blog that knows them best, House of Sparky's sister site Ralphie Report. Staff writer Barsch catches us up on the mood in Boulder after the Buffs' narrow loss to Oregon last week and looks ahead to Saturday's matchup against the Sun Devils.
Matt Haack Responds to Graham: One of the standout performances from the UCLA game came from a player that's often been criticized in his time as a Sun Devil. Despite a shaky reputation, punter Matt Haack put together a sparkling game against the Bruins and his punt in the fourth quarter that rolled to the one-yard line was a giant momentum swing in the Sun Devils' direction that put a previously-hot UCLA offense with their backs against the wall, where the ASU defense would feast.
Haack spoke about motivation he received from Coach Graham as well as his outlook headed forward following the UCLA game.
ASU releases Blackout Uniforms: We knew that Saturday's game was going to be a Blackout theme, but Wednesday the guys over at Sun Devil Equipment dropped the official look that ASU will be sporting against the Buffs. As much as a certain House of Sparky writer dislikes the use of all-black uniforms on a team that doesn't have black as one of its primary colors, these are the best Blackout unis ASU's rolled out.