Utah Utes (6-1) at Arizona State Sun Devils (6-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 1, 2014, 11:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -5 -- Over/Under: TBA
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Utah Utes face off on Saturday in Tempe in a Pac-12 college football showdown.
The Arizona State Sun Devils have just one loss this season and have bounced back with three wins in a row. The Arizona State offense is averaging 36.6 points and 489.3 yards and are led by QB Taylor Kelly who is back from injury and who has eight touchdown passes and just one interception this season. D.J. Foster leads the ASU rushing attack with 648 yards and six touchdowns and Jaleen Strong has 52 receptions and seven touchdowns to leads the Sun Devil receivers. The Arizona State defense allows 25.3 points and 405.9 yards per game forcing 11 turnovers and accumulating 17 sacks. Damarious Randall has 66 tackles, Jordan Simone has 60 tackles, and Salamo Fiso has 41 tackles. Arizona State still seems to be flying under the radar and most feel they still have something to prove.
The Utah Utes enter this game with just one loss as well and winners of heir last three. Utah seems to be underestimated by the public every week and every week they have been defying the odds and looking like a contender in the Pac-12. The Utah offense is averaging 35.9 points and 392.3 yards and they are led by Travis Wilson who has been good enough completing 56.6 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns without an interception. Devontae Booker has been exceptional on the ground gaining 844 yards and scoring eight touchdowns and Kenneth Scott has 25 receptions and Dres Anderson has 22 receptions. The Utes defense allows 21.6 points and 376.9 yards per game with an impressive 35 QB sacks. Jared Norris has 67 tackles, Gionni Paul has 45 tackles, and Nate orchard has 11 sacks. Utah just doesn’t make a ton of mistakes.
Arizona State is 4-1 against the spread following a game they allowed less than 20 points. Utah is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, and 4-1 against the spread following a win.
Utah has simply been money and while ASU deserves more respect than what they get I like Utah here.