Washington football will take on the Pac-12’s number one defense tonight.
A week after its damaging loss to the Oregon Ducks, the Washington football program will host the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Washington’s southern rivals are 4-2 in the Pac-12 and are looking at a fairly easy game defensively here tonight.
The Huskies have struggled all season but maybe the recent coaching changes will exhibit a different outcome for this desperate Husky team.
Let’s take a look at what they are going up against.
Arizona State football by the numbers
The 6-3 Sun Devils have outscored opponents 273-182 through nine games this season.
The Sun Devils offense averages 30.33 points per game while their defense gives up an average of 20.22 yards per game.
Arizona State averages 430 total yards per game and 6.8 yards per attempt and they have a total of 3.870 yards on offense and 37 touchdowns.
Their defense gives up an average of 327.9 yards per game and 5.0 yards per attempt and has given up 2,951 yards and 21 touchdowns.
The Sun Devils offense averages more yards and average yardage in the passing game than the run game per game. However, they have rushed for 27 touchdowns over nine passing touchdowns.
These stats show similarities to the ones we analyzed last week ahead of Washington’s match-up against the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks have performed incredibly well on the run this season and they ended up running all over the Huskies for a total of 329 yards and two touchdowns.
The Huskies will have another tough task ahead of them as they will attempt to halt Arizona State’s running game. Last week, Washington’s defense started the game off extremely well but the offensive side of the ball couldn’t stay on the field, which forced their defense to grow exhausted, and therefore gave Oregon the win.