The No. 23 ranked Arizona Sun Devils are coming off a bye week to host the reeling Colorado Buffaloes this Saturday afternoon. The Buffaloes (1-7) are bruised and battered after three consecutive blowout losses, and are heavy underdogs against the Sun Devils this week. As if they needed any extra motivation in this game, Arizona State can earn bowl eligibility with a win on Saturday.
The teams have only met two other times in their history, and neither game has been particularly close. In 2006, the Buffaloes lost at home 21-3, while in 2007 they lost on the road to the Sun Devils 33-14. Colorado will not be at full strength heading into this game, as QB Tyler Hansen (concussion) may not be available, WR Paul Richardson (knee) will likely be out, and RB Rodney Stewart is questionable (knee) as well.
Game date, time: 4:30 p.m. MT, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011
Location: Sun Devil Stadium (Frank Kush Field), Tempe, AZ
TV channel: Root Sports Rocky Mountain/Root Sports Northwest
Spread: Arizona State is favored by 31 points
Series history: Sun Devils lead the all-time series, 2-0