Arizona Wildcats (6-5) at Arizona State Sun Devils (5-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 21, 2015, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -- Over/Under:
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The Arizona Wildcats will travel to play the Arizona State Sun Devils in a Pac-12 rivalry game.
The Arizona State Sun Devils (5-5) are coming off of a come from behind win against Washington last week by a score of 27-17. Arizona State was down 17-0 early but rallied in the second half to beat the Huskies. The Arizona State offense is averaging 30 points per game with 453.5 yards per game. Quarterback Mike Bercovici leads the Arizona State offense with 2726 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Demario Richard is the leading rusher for Arizona State with 820 yards and 6 touchdowns. Devin Lucien is the leading receiver for Arizona State with 540 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Arizona State defense is giving up 30.7 points per game with 422.4 yards per game. Arizona State’s defense has 36 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries, and 11 interceptions. Arizona State is fighting for bowl eligibility and has to win at least one more game to achieve that.
The Arizona Wildcats (6-5) are coming off of a huge win against Utah by a score of 37-30. Arizona pulled this one off in double overtime and stunned the Utes. The Arizona offense is averaging 36 points per game with 498.3 yards per game. Quarterback Anu Solomon leads the Arizona offense with 2338 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Solomon is questionable for this game with a head injury. The backup quarterback is Jerrard Randall who has 483 passing yards, 5 passing touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 680 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. Nick Wilson is the leading rusher for Arizona with 718 yards and 8 touchdowns. Cayleb Jones is the leading receiver for Arizona with 665 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Arizona defense is giving up 34.2 points per game with 454.1 yards per game. Arizona’s defense has 23 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries, and 7 interceptions. Arizona will be full of confidence after their upset win last weekend and will be fired up to play in this huge state of Arizona rivalry game.
Arizona is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on grass. Arizona is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 November games. The over is 5-0 in Arizona’s last 5 games following an ATS win. Arizona State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Arizona State is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record. The under is 7-3 in Arizona State’s last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Arizona State will have the slight upper hand in this one because they get to play this rivalry game at home. The most interesting matchup in this game will be Arizona’s rushing attack against a very solid Arizona State rush defense. With Arizona’s quarterback possible missing this one, Arizona will have to rely on the run more. I think Arizona State will be up to this challenge and will come away from this game with a victory. I am taking Arizona State.