- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

No. 16 Arizona State (2-0) at Colorado (1-1), 10 p.m. (ESPNU)

Line: Arizona State by 15½.

Series Record: Arizona State leads 5-0.


After opening the Pac-12 season at Colorado, the Sun Devils dive into the teeth of their schedule by hosting UCLA, traveling to USC and then playing Stanford in Tempe, Arizona. The team can’t get caught looking ahead: The Buffaloes overcame an 11-point deficit to beat UMass last weekend.


Colorado’s secondary vs. Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly. The Sun Devils are 14-1 when Kelly doesn’t throw an interception and 6-8 when he does. The multi-dimensional QB is difficult to contain, throwing for 60 TD passes in his career and rushing for 11. What’s more, this team quickly gets going. They’ve outscored opponents 317-146 in the first quarter under coach Todd Graham.


Arizona State: DB Damarious Randall. In a win at New Mexico, Randall had 10 tackles and a forced fumble. He’s 12th in the nation with 7 1/2 solo tackles per game. The senior finished tied for third on the team with 71 tackles last season.

Colorado: WR Shay Fields. The athletic freshman has 14 receptions, tying the school record for most through two games to start a career. Scotty McKnight had 14 in 2007.


Arizona State has outscored Colorado 206-61 in five games, including a 54-13 win last season. …. RB D.J. Foster had 216 yards rushing at New Mexico, the most by a Sun Devil since Delvon Flowers had 226 against Oregon State in 2001. … Of Arizona State’s 16 scoring drives this season, all have been under three minutes. … Colorado has lost 14 straight against ranked teams. The school’s last win was 34-30 over Kansas in 2009. … Upgraded seats were installed in the northeast section of Folsom Field. With the renovations, the capacity at Folsom may drop by about 3,000 seats to roughly 50,548. … Colorado alum and “South Park” creator Trey Parker created a short clip using the voice of character Eric Cartman that will debut before the game. … With a 41-38 win over UMass last weekend, the Buffaloes snapped an eight-game road losing streak.

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