Check out the Arizona vs. Arizona State fearless prediction and game preview.
Arizona (2-9) vs. Arizona State (5-6) Game Preview
Date: Friday, November 25
Game Time: 9:30 pm
Venue: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
Bowl and Conference Implications
Arizona State needs to win to be bowl eligible. Arizona is still looking for its first Pac-12 win and will finish as the 12th-best team in the 12-team league, no matter what happens.
What’s Going To Happen?
Both of these teams deserve something nice to happen.
Arizona has suffered a ridiculous array of big injuries, and they just can’t get anything positive to happen on either side of the ball.
The offense is bad, the defense worse, getting ripped apart in game after game, bottoming out in a 42-17 loss to Oregon State last weekend that wasn’t even that close.
Arizona State is also trying to piece things together despite a slew of massive injuries on both sides of the ball, but at least it’s been somewhat competitive.
The Sun Devils got blown away by Washington, but there’s no indignity there. The defense give up massive yards in chunks with the nation’s worst pass defense. All the Pac-12 quarterbacks are fattening up on the depleted and outmanned ASU secondary, but at least the team has a win over UCLA as part of a 5-1 start before losing five straight.
As awful as the season has been, beat Arizona, and all will be right with the world.
Can the combination of Wildcat quarterbacks take advantage of the ASU secondary? Considering Arizona hasn’t thrown for more than 200 yards in the last five games, and just once in the last eight, and with the rushing attack suddenly falling silent, it’s going to take a special effort to finally crank up the points again.
The Cats have scored 17 points or fewer in four of their last five games.
The ASU running game is overdue to start working again, and Manny Wilkins should hit the 250-yard passing mark without a problem.
Arizona will come up with a few nice plays in an inspired rivalry effort, but it just doesn’t have the bodies.
Arizona vs. Arizona State Prediction
Arizona State 31, Arizona 26
Arizona State -3, o/u:68.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Store bought anything – 1: Homemade anything … 1
Must See Rating: 5: NFL kickers attempting extra points – 1: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love … 3