Arizona State Sun Devil’s may have scheduled a few months ago, but they didn’t find their last opponent until Sunday night. This is because the last enemy on everyone’s schedule was “undecided” and Pac-12 decided the enemy based on the finish of the previous six games.
Sun Devil’s (1-2) will head back to the Pacific Northwest to play Oregon State Beavers (2-4) at Reser Stadium.
To be sure, the contest against UCLA on December 5th doesn’t seem fair to Sun Devils, who has only played one home game. In Oregon, seven outings will be your fifth home game.
As a result, Sun Devil’s was unable to reach Senior Day.
ASU coach Herm Edwards has always been on the high track when it comes to talking about such things, and he did so again on Monday afternoon at a regular briefing with the media.
“Yeah, you always feel sick with your seniors. But that’s just part of what we’re currently dealing with in all programs. Nothing is written with a pen. This year it’s all a pencil It is written in. It may need to be erased and changed. “You need to deal with the change, you need to deal with it suddenly.” It can change if you go in one direction. There is. We all knew when the season started. “
The initial plan for the final week was to have a crossover game in which the South team played against the North team, each playing against a team that ended in the same place. 1st and 1st, 2nd and 2nd, etc.
Technically, ASU came in fifth with three games removed from the schedule due to a virus outbreak. This should have allowed ASU to play against Washington (1-2) and Oregon to finish Utah (2-2) at the fourth pace of their respective decisions. However, Utah and Oregon have already played on December 5th.
Not only did Oregon State University already play four home games, but it didn’t make sense to send ASU to the streets yet, as ASU played in Corvallis last season and lost 35-34. The switch was understandable.
“You only deal with the cards you are dealing with, and then you don’t do much. I have never done that. We are ready to play and we are ready to play. Football Win the game, “Edwards said.
Sun Devil’s is gaining momentum for the first time this season They not only were able to play for the first time in a row, but also recorded their first win in a compelling way, state rival Arizona 70-7 The night that held down Friday.
ASU won decisive wins in 2017 and 2018, always 29-14-1 against Oregon, and last year’s game turned on a two-point conversion failure with ASU remaining 1:40 It has become.
ASU performed solidly in all aspects of the match against Arizona, and Edwards brought 61 players into the game, including several walk-ons. He doesn’t stick to the positives, but he wants to focus on getting his team better.
“There’s a lot to work on,” he said, “far from where we want to be.” “I think this is the first time many freshmen kids in our program have actually won a college match. It was difficult to win the game and this was their first win. It will be interesting how they use it and how they will work this week. They think they didn’t really win when I talked to them tomorrow. Let’s say we need a tone set and I think it’s important to try to win another game. Suddenly we won two straight wins. That’s good for us this year. “
The number of bowl games is declining and some Pac-12 tie-ups have already been cancelled, but Edwards says there is still a chance that his team will win one if they win. Another game is useful, especially in ASU, where three have already been cancelled.
“It’s possible. It’s possible. We just see where it goes and where it is in us,” he said.
The title game has changed
The Pac-12 Championship game was to feature USC and Washington, but 24 hours after announcing that the game plan had already changed.
The game includes USC and Oregon, and Washington does not have a minimum of 53 scholarship student athletes available for the game, nor a minimum number of scholarship athletes in a position group.
In Washington, there were many positive cases of COVID-19 and additional athletes were quarantined under the contact tracing protocol. The Huskys match against Oregon a week ago was also cancelled.
Oregon was supposed to play No. 21 Colorado, the second-placed Colorado in the South, so there are no opponents in Colorado next week.