You are down 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. Down 20-14 at the half. And win the game 31-20. You are ASU playing Cal on Homecoming night in Tempe.
An amazing game saw the Devils go 8-0 and capture the lead in the Pac-10. Two appalling calls by the referees in the first half made life more difficult than it should have been, but overall it was a typical ASU game – let the opposition get ahead in the first half, crush them in the second; we’ve out-scored opponents 153-29 in the second half this season. As Cal coach Jeff Tedford noted, "[ASU] are a great football team and they came out and proved it."
Sunday sees the Devils one of the five remaining unbeaten teams and ranked #6 in the AP poll and #4 in the BCS. Up next is #5 Oregon at Eugene. It will be a tough game, but the mantra here in Tempe is "one game at a time."