An awful start eventually turned into a thrilling comeback. Ultimately, it ended with disappointment. Arizona State overcame an 18-point halftime deficit to tie Texas Tech late in the fourth quarter, but the Red Raiders were able to ultimately pull away with a 52-45 victory. The Sun Devils fell to 1-2 on the season, and they now return home to open up Pac-12 play against Oregon on Saturday. In this week’s edition of Takes and Trends, we’ll examine five key points to come out from Saturday’s loss.
The last two seasons have left Arizona State football fans feeling like they stepped out onto a ledge. Thursday's season-opening victory over New Mexico State did little to back them up. Entering the game as a three-touchdown favorite over one of the historically worst programs in the FBS, ASU fizzled after a fast start. The Sun Devils' 37-31 victory wasn't nearly as close as the final score indicated, but their performance created far more questions than answers.
From the moment of his hiring, Arizona State head football coach Todd Graham has shown a deep respect for the history of the program. The Sun Devils’ past is full of incredible players, but to Graham, one man transcends them all. He firmly believes that Pat Tillman was the Sun Devil ideal, both on and off the field. When speaking about the ASU legend, Graham’s admiration is immediately clear. “He sets the standard when it comes to what a Sun Devil is all about," Graham said.
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