Monday, October 6, 2008

Burning the Bandwagon

Some series history with USC: Lost the last 8 games against USC, starting in 2000 with a 2OT loss at home. The Devils last win in the series was in 1999 at USC, 26-16. Dating back to 1998, ASU is 1-9 against USC. Overall in the series ASU trails 9-15 and is 4-7 all-time at USC.

Did we really expect anything different at California?
The last time the Devils won at Cal was in 1997. With the loss ASU is now 3-6 against California since 1998.

The last time ASU had lost three straight games was in 2006, Koetter's last season. The Devils started 3-0 but then lost the next three games to Cal, Oregon, and USC and finished the regular season 7-5. The last time the Devils had a losing record was in 2005, when losses to LSU, USC, Oregon, and Stanford dropped the Devils to 3-4. The last time ASU was 2-3 to start a season was in 2003, when they went on to finish 5-7.

Quarterback Rudy Carpenter is questionable for the USC game this weekend after suffering a sprained ankle at Cal. Rudy ran for the most yards of anyone on the field last weekend, however he doesn't get credit for any because they were yards accrued while running away from his terrible offensive line.

2 comments:

Echo from the Buttes said...

Did you see our post on Rudy? Apparently he was talking trash and may have got what was coming to him. This is going to be a long year! >:(

http://www.echofromthebuttes.com/2008/10/06/karmic-comeuppance-for-mouthy-rudy-carpenter/

asufanatic said...

What quarterback doesn't talk trash though? That same linebacker was talking a lot of stupid trash prior to the game in warmups, so much that I wish I could've hit him. I'm glad we have a quarterback that causes other teams to bring their best, that means they somewhat fear what he can do. Let's just say the Wazzu qb doesn't have a target on his back...and for good reason.