Friday’s Territorial Cup matchup between Arizona and Arizona State is the fifth time head coaches Rich Rodriguez and Todd Graham will meet in their school’s rivalry game.
On this edition of the ‘Sun Devil Source Report’ podcast, hosts Kerry Crowley and Chris Karpman look at the big picture implications of Friday’s matchup for both schools, as Arizona hopes to avoid its first winless season in conference play since 1957 while ASU wants to ensure bowl eligibility for the sixth straight season.
Kerry and Chris break down Arizona’s offensive threats and how the Wildcats will look to challenge an ASU defense that has surrendered at least 40 points in each of its last five games. Kerry and Chris also talk about why Arizona is a better matchup for ASU than most teams, and analyze the ways in which the Sun Devils will try to attack a Wildcats’ defense that has brought more pressure this season under first-year defensive coordinator Marcel Yates.
At the end of the episode, Kerry and Chris stray from Territorial Cup chatter and talk about the games that will help decide the Pac-12 division champions this week, and offer their predictions for those contests.
Each week, the ‘Sun Devil Source Report’ podcast brings you the latest news, information and analysis of Arizona State football. Hosts Kerry Crowley and Chris Karpman of SunDevilSource.com bring you the most informative updates surrounding the Sun Devils, with detailed perspectives you won’t find anywhere else. Kerry and Chris go in-depth on ASU’s personnel, coaching staff, schemes, games and more to give you the most comprehensive analysis you can find.