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Arizona State hopes to avoid FCS upset bug

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The Arizona State Sun Devils got a week off to start the season. While they got a little extra time to prepare for their season opener, they surely took notice of another Pac 12 team going down to to an FCS opponent, with Oregon State losing to Eastern Washington. The Eastern Washington was one of eight upsets completed by FCS programs in college football’s opening week, which leaves many looking for an encore in week two. Arizona State will be the first FBS program put to the test when they host Sacramento State Thursday night in Tempe.

Sacramento State will be looking for their third straight victory over a Pac 12 program, having defeated Oregon State in 2011 and Colorado in 2012. Arizona State head coach Todd Graham is not letting his team relax through this week’s opening game, reminding the Sun Devils of what they need to do Thursday night to avoid being the next FBS program upset at home by an FCS squad.

“It can make their entire season,” Graham is quoted by the Associated Press. “I haven’t sat there and told our players you better get prepared or you will get beat. I tell them that the key is that they have no excuse. We can’t make any excuses. This is a game we should win.”

It is a game Arizona State should win. But Oregon State should have defeated Eastern Washington. Kansas State should have defeated North Dakota State. The Empire should have defeated the Rebel Alliance too, but upsets happen all the time.

According to Football Geography, Arizona State is 11-0 all time against FCS opponents. The Sun Devils are also a 37-point favorite according to Vegas Insider.

Todd Graham is right. Arizona State should win.

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11 Responses to “Arizona State hopes to avoid FCS upset bug”
  1. htru02 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:50 PM

    ASU can’t be playing in Tucson unless they lost a bet

  2. coffeeandambition says: Sep 4, 2013 11:52 PM

    East Coast bias is so bad they can’t even get the cities correct.

  3. bigpimp69 says: Sep 5, 2013 1:08 AM

    Just beyond pathetic. ASU has an incredible football history (see Frank Kush) and this A-Hole of a writer doesn’t even know where it is? Come’on you are doing your readers such an egregious disservice it isn’t even funny. Get into the game you are (pathetically) trying to cover.

  4. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Sep 5, 2013 1:41 AM

    Cry another river, douches. Nobody cares about Arizona State and their perennial mediocrity, or if their game site is reported incorrectly. At the end of the day it won’t make a difference in another ho-hum 6-5 season that nobody gives a shit about for ASU.

  5. footballfan13 says: Sep 5, 2013 2:13 AM

    OK idiot, ASU is only the 19th ranked D1 program in college football history in terms of winning %. And college football seasons are 12 games, not 11.
    Source: Stassen sports stats: http://goo.gl/m27vxt

  6. sunsation3413 says: Sep 5, 2013 3:24 AM

    Enjoy the game in Tucson Kevin…you just wanted to see your name on a story or what?

  7. Kevin McGuire says: Sep 5, 2013 5:06 AM

    Thank you to all who have politely pointed out my mistake. My apologies for offending you Arizona State fans.

  8. raiderufan says: Sep 5, 2013 7:11 AM

    Now that the world shattering mistake has been addressed…

    This isn’t happening. I like the direction ASU is pointing right now…and those flat black helmets are badass!

    I’m gonna go ahead and say ASU walks in this one.

  9. theuglitruth says: Sep 5, 2013 2:24 PM

    #facepalm Really, do you not know football or are you just an idiot?

  10. rasta028 says: Sep 5, 2013 4:07 PM

    Cry another river, douches. Nobody cares about Arizona State and their perennial mediocrity, or if their game site is reported incorrectly. At the end of the day it won’t make a difference in another ho-hum 6-5 season that nobody gives a shit about for ASU.
    _____________________________________________________________

    Wow what an assanine remark, you always a butthead or do you just wake IP that way sometimes? LOSER

  11. bigpimp69 says: Sep 6, 2013 3:13 AM

    Well, looks like ASU has only 5 more wins left in them…in Tempe…

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