SEATTLE (AP) — Herm Edwards arrived behind on a Arizona State campus someday around 3:30 a.m. final Sunday. Rather than going home and not sleeping, Edwards immediately went to work during anticipating a reasons behind a Sun Devils‘ initial detriment of a season.
It was a discerning comment meaningful a Sun Devils transport to No. 10 Washington in their Pac-12 Conference opener on Saturday night.
“You can’t nap given you’re always meditative of things during night. When we arise up, we usually start essay things down. That’s a life of a coach,” Edwards said.
After a earnest initial dual weeks, Edwards’ lapse to coaching after years in a NFL strike a initial speed strike when Arizona State mislaid 28-21 during San Diego State, knocking a Sun Devils (2-1) from a AP Top 25 and formulating a initial plea of a unchanging deteriorate for Edwards and his team.
Solving some of a descent issues that lingered for 3 games won’t be elementary while personification a Saturday night diversion in one of a some-more formidable venues on a West Coast. It’s opposite a Washington patrol seeking a bit of payback for final year’s muted 13-7 detriment to a Sun Devils in a desert.
Arizona State has won 11 of a past 12 meetings opposite a Huskies, though Washington manager Chris Petersen pronounced he wouldn’t be referencing final year’s game.
“I consider it’s totally different. That’s a mindset any week. It’s not about referencing a diversion . it’s usually like, you’ve got to play,” Petersen said. “You’ve got to play your best or you’re going to get beat. we usually unequivocally trust that.”
Washington (2-1, 1-0 Pac-12) upheld a initial exam of a discussion report final week with a 21-7 win during Utah. The Huskies invulnerability remained dominant, though their offense was again inconsistent. Myles Gaskin burst started a Huskies’ run diversion with 143 yards rushing opposite a Utes. Quarterback Jake Browning continued his unsure play throwing his fourth interception in 3 games.
Edwards knows a Sun Devils contingency be improved during interlude a run after permitting San Diego State 311 yards.
“You watch a final tape, we weren’t really good opposite a run due to a lot of fixing errors and fundamentally blank some tackles authorised them large plays. Prior to that, we were flattering good contra a run,” Edwards said. “We have to get that corrected, though they are going to take their shots.”
Here’s what else to watch:
FAST FRIENDS: At one time during a recruiting process, tighten friends Washington’s Byron Murphy and Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry were deliberate a college package deal. Instead, they’ll play opposite any other for a initial time on Saturday. Harry is Arizona State’s heading receiver with 21 catches and 4 touchdowns, while Murphy is arguably a best of Washington’s stellar secondary.
RUN AROUND: Arizona State has a quarterback in Manny Wilkens and a receiver in Harry, though a run diversion has nonetheless to find most success. The Sun Devils were hold to 44 yards rushing opposite Michigan State and 36 yards opposite San Diego State. Eno Benjamin had 131 yards rushing in a opener opposite UTSA and 48 yards sum in a dual games since.
FULLER HOUSE: Washington’s regard about who would turn a go-to far-reaching receiver has been put to rest in 3 weeks. Aaron Fuller has 19 receptions and dual 100-yard receiving games in a initial 3 games. Fuller had 6 catches for 108 yards final week opposite Utah. The usually object lacking from Fuller’s clever start is he has nonetheless to find a finish zone. Ty Jones and Quinten Pounds are a usually dual receivers with TD catches so far.
BETTER BROWNING: Browning has not had a best of games opposite Arizona State in his career. The Sun Devils have intercepted Washington’s comparison quarterback 5 times and sacked him 9 times in 3 prior games. Browning was hold to 139 yards flitting in final year’s loss. In his beginner season, he threw 3 interceptions opposite a Sun Devils.