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Game 6 ASU Preview: Defense vs. Offense


Arizona State University is facing Washington State University during the week 7, at home game.  Washington State University is currently holding at 3-2 statistic; with a beastly offensive line right now.   Washington State University is averaging 546 total yards, as well as 45 points per game; this may result in a nightmare matchup for ASU.  The Washington State University defensive line is definitely their biggest flaw in there game right now, giving up 340 yards per game, as well as forfeiting almost 31 points per game.  In comparison to Arizona State University; the team is currently averaging 377 yards per game with an average of 23 points per game. This ASU defensive line is only allowing 14 points and 326 total yards per game.  


Arizona State University has started off this season with 4 wins and 1 loss. This sounds strikingly odd for this football team that has already subdued two highly ranked teams on the road.   I’m hoping they can use this week to get a couple of objectives in check as in; if you have read my previous articles you already know that I’m not a fan of the ASU offensive line. So, my initial hope is that they work on building up their offensive line.  Next, would be initiating and utilizing new plays with this offense. Lastly, I would like to see more creativity in play calling by ASU, as Eno Benjamin is getting hit behind the line more than 50 percent of the plays due to predictability and anticipation by opposing teams. 


This is a classic matchup that will answer the following question. What is more important in football; offense or defense?  I believe a reliable defense is more essential; therefore, I predict ASU beats WSU 24 to 13.


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