Stranger Fruit

Your Sun Devil Roundup

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."


  1. #1 raindogzilla
    October 29, 2007

    ASU? That’s Mike Stoops’ team, right? Bob’s brother? I knew it wouldn’t be long for him to bring them up to the national forefront. Oregon, with Dennis Dixon, will probably get the better of you this year but, given App. State over Michigan and Stanford over USC, one never knows, do one? Meanwhile, my Buckeyes await being shown up by some other SEC squad with Olympic speed…

  2. #2 John Lynch
    October 29, 2007

    Nope, that’s U of A; who are very much not in the spotlight after three years with Stoops.

    ASU is Dennis Erickson.

  3. #3 George
    October 30, 2007

    Wow, what a situation? Back OSU traitor D.E. or the Ducks. Okay, I will pull for ASU.

    Although, I suspect they will lose two down the stretch – Oregon and USC (yep that USC, in Tempe no less)

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