This is a complete mismatch to me. This is the week where Arizona State’s defense reverts back to the form they had in the first part of the season. UCLA has found success this year running the football. They’ve rushed for 200 yards or more in their last 3 games, but the passing game has not found success down the field. Arizona State is susceptible to the pass game, but not the run. Despite allowing Utah to grind its way to 3 rushing scores, the Sun Devil front only allowed 151 yards on the ground. 32 came on 1 play. On average, they allow 100 yards per game on the ground, good for 18th best in the country. UCLA will not get to 200 rushing yards like they want to in order to find their offensive success. Offensively for ASU, I fully expect Jayden Daniels to bounce back from a sub-par performance last week against Utah. UCLA gives up well over 300 yards per game through the air, and Daniels will exploit that. Throw in the fact that there is ZERO home field advantage for UCLA with attendance numbers continuing to drop at the Rose Bowl this season. There are some that would consider this a let down spot after a tough loss last week, I see it as a bounce back opportunity.
Give me the Sun Devils by double digits.