Arizona State vs. Sacramento State fearless prediction and game preview.
Arizona State vs. Sacramento State Broadcast
Date: Friday, September 6
Game Time: 10:00 ET
Venue: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
Network: PAC 12 Network
Arizona State (1-0) vs. Sacramento State (1-0) Game Preview
Why Sacramento State Will Win
There are tune-ups, and there’s what Sacramento State had last week in a 77-19 win over Southern Oregon. The defense might have struggled a wee bit, but the offense got to bomb away and hit big play after big play.
No, the Hornets aren’t anything special and won’t beat Arizona State, but they have the passing game to at least push the ball down the field.
Kevin Thomson led a passing game that put up 340 yards and averaged 15 yards per pass – and that’s what ASU needs. Kent State wasn’t able to throw all that well last week, and the Sun Devils could use a little bit of work for the secondary.
The Hornets have just enough speed on the outside to come up with plenty of fireworks, but …
Why Arizona State Will Win
The Sacramento State secondary isn’t going to do much to come up with any stops.
Arizona State wasn’t totally awful in the 30-7 win over Kent State, but it certainly wasn’t a razor-sharp performance. Freshman Jayden Daniels was strong, Eno Benjamin got 22 carries and hit the 100-yard mark, and there weren’t a whole slew of issues, but there’s work to do before dealing with the Michigan State defense next week.
This is all about getting Daniels to keep getting the receivers to make even more big things happen, and …
What’s Going To Happen
The defense should be in for another big game. Yes, Sacramento State will do a few decent things through the air, but it won’t be nearly enough to keep up. This is all about paying the Hornets so Arizona State can get better, and it’ll be worth it. This is the game you schedule before dealing with Michigan State.
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Arizona State vs. Sacramento State Prediction, Line
Arizona State 44, Sacramento State 7
Line: No Line, o/u: No Line
Must See Rating: 1.5
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