Preview: Arizona State at UCLA

When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 23, 2013
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California


Arizona State hasn’t played in the Rose Bowl since 1996, but the No. 22 Sun Devils could go a long way in ending that drought with a road win in the venue Saturday against No. 14 UCLA. With their first win against the Bruins since 2010, the Sun Devils could guarantee themselves a spot in the Pac-12 Conference title game. Arizona State holds a one-game lead in the South Division over UCLA and USC with two games remaining, with a victory over the Trojans already in hand.

The Sun Devils are in the midst of a five-game winning streak – their longest since an eight-game run during the 2007 season – but they have had their hearts broken recently by the Bruins. UCLA has won three of the last four in this series – including the last two by a total of three points – and is looking for its first 6-0 finish at home since 2005. The Bruins enter this contest on a three-game winning streak and are 12-2 in Pasadena under coach Jim Mora.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, Fox. LINE: Arizona State -2.5

ABOUT ARIZONA STATE (8-2, 6-1 Pac-12): With two touchdowns in the win over Oregon State, Marion Grice became the 15th player in the conference since 1978 to score at least 20 touchdowns in a season and is two shy of tying the school record of 22. Robert Nelson was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after collecting two of the Sun Devils’ four interceptions against the Beavers, giving him six for the season – the most by an Arizona cornerback since 1987. Arizona State has six conference victories for only the fourth time in 36 seasons. 

ABOUT UCLA (8-2, 5-2): Linebacker Myles Jack remained a two-way standout in the win, following up his 120-yard debut at running back in a Nov. 9 win against Washington with four rushing touchdowns against Washington to set a Bruins freshman record. In addition to becoming the 13th UCLA player to score at least four rushing TDs in a game, Jack added five tackles against the Huskies. The victory also gave Mora his 17th win in two seasons at the school, tying him with Tommy Prothro for the most during the first two seasons as Bruins coach.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Arizona State is one of only five teams in the nation to rank in the top 20 in total offense and total defense (Florida State, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Baylor).

2. Five of the UCLA’s six touchdowns against the Huskies were scored by defensive players (DE Cassius Marsh lined up as a tight end and scored on a 2-yard pass.)

3. The Sun Devils have forced a turnover in 24 consecutive games, the third-longest active streak among all FBS schools.

PREDICTION: Arizona State 38, UCLA 34

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Arizona State 8-2 W5 42.3 24.4 6-0 2-2 6-1 0-0 6-1
UCLA 8-2 W3 37.0 23.7 5-0 3-2 6-1 0-0 5-2

Last Meeting

Arizona State UCLA
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
10/27/12 UCLA 45 ASU 43 535 220 315 486 212 274

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
ASU T. Kelly 71.4 315 4 1
UCLA B. Hundley 65.5 274 4 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
ASU D. Foster 13 61 4.7 0
UCLA J. Franklin 26 164 6.3 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
ASU D. Foster 7 107 15.3 1
UCLA D. Thigpen 3 92 30.7 2
TDs Player TD
ASU M. Grice 3
UCLA J. Franklin 2
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
ASU T. Kelly 62.4 2838 24 10
UCLA B. Hundley 67.8 2384 20 8
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
ASU M. Grice 173 901 5.2 14
UCLA B. Hundley 120 502 4.2 7
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
ASU J. Strong 59 834 14.1 5
UCLA S. Evans 36 524 14.6 7
TDs Player TD
ASU M. Grice 20
UCLA B. Hundley 8

Quickchart Matchup

Arizona State Off vs  UCLA Def
475.3 yards
393.6 yards
4.4 yards/rush
3.9 yards/rush
7.5 yards/attempt
6.5 yards/attempt
UCLA Off vs  Arizona State Def
457.8 yards
338.4 yards
4.5 yards/rush
3.7 yards/rush
8.3 yards/attempt
6.6 yards/attempt

Live Game Odds

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Arizona State Overall UCLA
8-2-0 W/L 8-2-0
5-5-0 ATS 7-3-0
7-3-0 O/U 4-6-0
42.3 Pts For 37.0
24.4 Pts Against 23.7
Arizona State A/H UCLA
2-2 W/L 5-0
1-3-0 ATS 4-1-0
3-1-0 O/U 4-1-0
34.2 Pts For 48.0
29.8 Pts Against 19.4