Check out the Washington vs. Arizona State fearless prediction and game preview.
Washington (9-1) vs. Arizona State (5-5) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Game Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA
Everything should be okay for Washington, even after looking ordinary at exposed at home against USC, and now it’s time to prove just that.
The Huskies should be in the College Football Playoff if they beat Arizona State, Washington State, and the Pac-12 championship, but there will be an argument to make against them if they’re not impressive getting it done.
This is still an ultra-talented team with a sensational coaching staff and the ability to rise back up in the process. But style points are going to matter now – Washington is playing against the perception of a possibly worthy 11-1 Ohio State or Louisville.
What happened against the Trojans? The Huskies couldn’t get comfortable offensively, Jake Browning got pressured just enough to be off, and the running game finished with 17 yards on 19 carries.
Washington might get 17 yards on the first carry against Arizona State.
The Sun Devils have been fighting for bowl eligibility for the last month, losing the last four games and five of the last six in an ugly run. There’s still Arizona up next week to get that elusive sixth win, but to get it in Seattle, the defense has to be far better, far stronger, and far more effective in the secondary.
With the nation’s worst pass defense, the Sun Devils are struggling over and over again, allowing 40 points or more in five of the last seven games and getting destroyed by Oregon and Utah over the last two.
What can ASU do to keep up? Get bombing, hope the offense can keep pace, and try to win the field position battle while hoping there’s a UW hangover.
It’s not going to happen.
Washington is going to bounce back roaring, and there’s nothing the Arizona State defense can do to stop it.
It’ll be ugly from start to finish, with the UW offense rolling at will, while the D – even with superstar LB Azeem Victor out for the year – will be camped out in the ASU backfield.
Washington vs. Arizona State Prediction
Washington 45, Arizona State 10
Washington -27, o/u: 65
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