Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Weekly Notes

So it's been awhile since I have posted, about three or four weeks I think, and I'm going to blame that on schoolwork and other time consuming things but anyway here we go...

Some notes from ASU...

-- ASU hit the polls this week for the first time under Erickson. Coming in at #23 in the AP and #25 in the USA Today and in other polls ranked anywhere from #11 to #24.
-- CSTV named ASU's student section the best in the Pac-10 after its visit during the Oregon State game and had quite a few good videos and bloggings on their trip to Tempe.
-- The 5 picks were a first since 1998, and the first time two players had picks since 1991.
-- ASU has allowed 62 points so far this season, over half of them (39) have come in the 1st quarter.
-- ASU is 16 of 17 in the red zone so far this year, with 12 Touchdowns and 4 Field Goals.
-- Oregon State hasn't won in Tempe since 1969, and that streak will last for at least another year as the Devils travel to Oregon State next year.
-- ASU has outscored opponents 49-7 in the last five minutes of the first half and the first five minutes of the second half. They've also had to come back from double-digit deficits twice so far this season.
-- When the Devils take on Stanford this Saturday they'll be looking at ending a 14 game winless streak against Pac-10 foes on the road in the state of California.
-- ASU leads the Pac-10 in scoring defense, pass defense, total defense, first downs, red zone offense, and time of possession.
-- ASU is one of 23 teams that are undefeated so far this season.
-- Rudy Carpenter is ranked 14th nationally in passing efficiency with 11 touchdowns and 3 picks. Sam Keller is ranked 36th, with 7 TDs and 6 Ints, and Willie Tuitama is ranked 53rd, 10 TDs and 4 Ints.
-- The Stanford game kicks off at 7pm and will be televised on FSN. Also the Wazzu game the following weekend will be broadcast on FSN with a 1pm start time.