Preview: Washington at Arizona State

When: 3:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 14, 2015
Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona


Two teams with identical records and in desperate need of a win square off Saturday as Washington heads to Tempe for a Pac-12 showdown against Arizona State. At four wins apiece, the Huskies and Sun Devils are still in the hunt to become bowl eligible, but one of the teams will be eliminated from contention Saturday because each has a victory against an FCS member.

Arizona State has dominated the all-time series as of late, rolling off nine straight victories against Washington - tied for the third-longest active winning streak by one conference opponent over another. However, the Huskies come equipped with the Pac-12's top scoring defense, holding opponents to 18.8 points per game. And although the Sun Devils average 31.4 points, they haven't been able to keep up with the opposition over the course of a three-game losing streak. Arizona State has been outscored 133-97 in that span but hopes to do just enough against Washington to get back on track with their first win in more than a month.

TV: 3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network. LINE: Arizona State -3

ABOUT WASHINGTON (4-5, 2-4 Pac-12): The Huskies lost a tough one at home over the weekend, falling 34-23 to No. 13 Utah. The Utes took advantage of four turnovers by Washington, scoring 24 points off the miscues while the Huskies only managed three points off three turnovers by Utah. Washington's defense could only do so much to limit the damage then but should be able to recover against Arizona State, granted the offense can keep turnovers to a minimum as the Huskies have committed 16 turnovers on the season.

ABOUT ARIZONA STATE (4-5, 2-4 Pac-12): The latest defeat in Arizona State's disappointing season came on the road last week as the Sun Devils dropped a 38-24 decision to Washington State. The Cougars trailed 21-17 heading in the fourth quarter but outscored the Sun Devils 21-3 in the final stanza to get the victory. Asked how important it was for his seniors to go to a bowl game, coach Todd Graham said during Monday's press conference with reporters: "We need to go finish this the right way, and that's to win out, and to go win a bowl championship. It's very, very important that we do that for our program and for those seniors."

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Sun Devils are 12-1 all-time in games broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

2. Washington's defense has allowed 13 touchdowns in 32 red-zone attempts (40.6 percent) - the best in the Pac-12.

3. Arizona State has been outscored 95-66 in the final stanza and lost fourth-quarter leads in each of the last three games.

PREDICTION: Arizona State 31, Washington 28

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Washington 4-5 L1 26.7 18.8 3-3 1-2 1-1 0-0 2-4
Arizona State 4-5 L3 31.4 32.2 3-2 1-3 4-3 0-0 2-4

Last Meeting

Washington Arizona State
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
10/25/14 ASU 24 WASH 10 290 151 139 285 105 180

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
WASH T. Williams 69.2 139 0 2
ASU T. Kelly 56.0 180 2 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
WASH S. Thompson 21 98 4.7 0
ASU D. Richard 9 54 6.0 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
WASH J. Perkins 3 44 14.7 0
ASU J. Strong 3 55 18.3 1
TDs Player TD
WASH J. Timu 1
ASU G. Chambers 1
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
WASH J. Browning 61.7 1852 11 6
ASU M. Bercovici 59.2 2473 19 8
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
WASH M. Gaskin 128 748 5.8 7
ASU D. Richard 138 775 5.6 6
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
WASH J. Perkins 26 375 14.4 2
ASU D. Lucien 36 477 13.2 2
TDs Player TD
WASH M. Gaskin 7
ASU D. Richard 9

Quickchart Matchup

Washington Off vs  Arizona State Def
354.2 yards
408.8 yards
4.1 yards/rush
3.4 yards/rush
7.5 yards/attempt
8.1 yards/attempt
Arizona State Off vs  Washington Def
459.8 yards
358.4 yards
4.5 yards/rush
3.3 yards/rush
6.7 yards/attempt
6.8 yards/attempt

Live Game Odds

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Washington Overall Arizona State
4-5-0 W/L 4-5-0
5-4-0 ATS 2-7-0
2-7-0 O/U 3-6-0
26.7 Pts For 31.4
18.8 Pts Against 32.2
Washington A/H Arizona State
1-2 W/L 3-2
2-1-0 ATS 1-4-0
0-3-0 O/U 2-3-0
14.7 Pts For 37.2
19.7 Pts Against 31.4
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