The Arizona State Sun Devils look remain unbeaten at Sun Devil Stadium in 2017 as the San Diego State Aztecs come to Tempe, Ariz. on Sep. 9. The last time ASU and SDSU battled each other was in 2007 and the Sun Devils lead the all-time series 10-0.
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Arizona State-San Diego State: Live updates, score:
Arizona State-San Diego State game time, details:
Date: Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Time: 8 p.m. PT
Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
Line: -4 Arizona State
Which TV channel is Arizona State-San Diego State on?
Arizona State-San Diego State will be televised on Pac-12 Networks.
How can I watch Arizona State-San Diego State online?
The live stream can also be found on the Pac-12 Networks website as well as the Pac-12 Now app.
How can I listen to Arizona State-San Diego State on the radio?
You can listen to Arizona State-San Diego State on the Sun Devil Radio Network on Arizona Sports Radio 98.7 FM or KTAR 92.3 FM.
Arizona State-San Diego State keys to the game:
Stop the run:
San Diego State doesn’t have RB Donnel Pumphrey who rushed for 2,133 yards in his senior season, but that doesn’t mean the replacement should be taken lightly. Senior RB Rashaad Penny rushed for 1,018 yards last season and proved to be a viable option on offense after rushing for 197 yards on 21 carries against UC-Davis last week.
The Sun Devils gave up 151 rushing yards against New Mexico State so Penny’s performance will be crucial. If Penny is contained early on, then SDSU will be forced to adjust, which could play in favor for ASU.
Feed the backs:
The ASU offense runs through the RB duo in Kalen Ballage and Demario Richard who overwhelmingly underperformed last week against New Mexico State. In that game, Ballage rushed for 79 yards on 18 carries while Richard posted 1 carry for -4 yards. Sure, QB Manny Wilkins was the primary factor on offense, but if ASU wants to thrive moving forward, Ballage and Richard have to be included more.
SDSU only allowed 57 rushing yards last week so it won’t be easy, but it’s urgent that ASU includes the RB duo.
Along with stopping Penny and SDSU’s ground game, ASU’s defensive secondary has to do a better job creating stops and not allowing the opposing QB and WRs catch a rhythm. The Sun Devils allowed 398 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. If ASU’s defense is able to contain the run game, then the secondary will have to make plays. They forced 2 interceptions, but the Sun Devils only won 37-31 so it’s not necessarily turnovers that will help them, but rather stopping SDSU on third down situations.