Nov. 14 - CALIFORNIA - The Bears were winning this game last year but the Sun Devils rallied to win 24-17 with Cal's chances hurt by the loss of QB Chase Garbers to a shoulder injury. Nov. 21 - At Colorado (Folsom Field) - The Sun Devils have lost three of the last four against the Buffaloes including a 34-31 setback last season in a game in which they trailed 14-0 after the first quarter.
That said, every week you’re going to have a different plan of what you’re going to do defensively and offensively. I’m just excited about seeing what it’s going to look like. Arizona State won seven games and played in a bowl game in 2018, exceeding outside expectations in its first season under Edwards, the former NFL player, coach and commentator.
Arizona State football expects to make a leap after going 8-5 last season, and a reason for that jump could be a more seasoned defensive secondary. The Sun Devils’ secondary includes seven upperclassmen this year after only having five who played in over eight games last season. The secondary contains the most upperclassmen of any defensive group on the roster.