Arizona State Wins Sun Bowl Over Florida State 20-14: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

Arizona State Wins Sun Bowl Over Florida State 20-14: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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Arizona State Wins Sun Bowl Over Florida State 20-14: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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1. It’s a bowl win for Arizona State

The 2014 Sun Bowl against Duke. That was the last time Arizona State won a bowl game, and it has only won two since 2005.

Head coach Herm Edwards had a nice first season with a 7-6 record, a win over Arizona, and a Las Vegas Bowl loss to Fresno State.

In Year Two, it was an up-and-down campaign, but the team showed its promise and potential with the wins over Oregon and Michigan State.

And it beat Arizona again, and this time, it won a bowl game.

It wasn’t anything pretty, but Jayden Daniels finished off his freshman season with 195 passing yards and a key run for a two-point conversion – and the defense held down the Seminoles and forced all of those turnovers. But again, there wasn’t any running game, and the O settled for four Christian Zendejas field goals when there were chances to put the game away.

It’s a step in the right direction. It might not have been perfect, but 8-5 looks a whole lot nicer than 7-6.

Year Three is when it’s time to kick in, though. This is when the consistency has to come.

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