BP25- #17 Arizona St Sun Devils
Here's to you Rudy Carpenter, heaven holds a place for those who pray, hey, hey, hey....Wow I am old, referencing a old Paul Simon song(actually I like the Lemonheads cover better) to describe the #17 team in my poll, but hey it really fits, try it. Well the Devils recorded a very strong 10-3 record last year and with Rudy still at the controls it looks to be another strong year. They lose Ryan Torian but Keegan Herring took over the job last year and seems to be a upgrade going into his senior season by leading the team with 815 yards. This is a very good and efficient offense it only scored less then 20 points.......never last year and returns thier core this year.
Defensively they return 7 starters and are led on the line by DE Dexter Davis who led the team with 10.5 sacks. They lose however three draft picks in Robert James, Justin Tryon and Josh Barrett, but even despite these losses I look for them keep the corpse of coach Dennis Erickson glad he isn't a Vandal. The road trips include @ California and @ USC back to back which could be the real test if this team is a contender or pretender, also wrapping up at a must improved rival Arizona. They do however nut up and schedule Georgia to vist Tempe and if the weather is right could be a upset a brewin. So here's to you Dennis Erickson, Rudy deserves a chance to call the plays, hey, hey, hey.