As the 2016 football season draws closer, it is time to start thinking about how well ASU football will do in the upcoming season.
To view my analysis for games 1-3, click here.
To view my analysis for games 4-6, click here.
The final three games ASU has on their schedule are against Utah, University of Washington, and UofA.
The marquee game between these three is UofA because of the territorial cup, but talent wise, the game against Utah should be considered the marquee game.
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ASU will host a Utah team that last season finally started to get the respect they have deserved for the past few seasons, but that means that Utah will no longer fly under the radar and they will have to prove that they belong with the big-boys of the Pac-12.
Devontae Booker ran through ASU last season, and Utah was able to get the victory by using Booker as their workhorse.
This season though, Utah doesn’t have Booker.
Instead they have around the same amount of talent as ASU, and that means that this game will be a shootout, with each team starting to feel the effects of playing in the brutal Pac-12.
After the dogfight with Utah. the Sun Devils will travel to the University of Washington.
This shouldn’t be that hard of a game for the Sun Devils.
Washington has struggled over the past few season and they will be going up against an ASU team who could be a very dangerous team at this time in the season. Everything will be clicking for the Sun Devils and they could be coming off a huge victory against Utah.
The final game of the regular season for ASU will see them traveling down south the face the University of Arizona.
This could be a very big game for ASU because it could be a situation where if they win they advance to the Pac-12 championship game.
This game will be closer than ASU’s blowout victory against Arizona last season. The Wildcats suffering a whole bunch of injuries last season that all but doomed their season.
Prediction: This three game stretch is a winnable stretch for ASU. Utah is their hardest game but they can earn the victory if they play as a team and don’t overly rely on one side of the ball. The Sun Devils will go 3-0 during this time to put their in-conference record at 6-3.