The other half of my blog is supposed to cover relevant football events, and so far I haven’t put up anything sports related. However, this past weekend previously #18 Arizona State traveled to Eugene, Oregon to face the #9 Oregon Ducks. A win would of ranked the Sun Devils close to the top 10, and also have them tied for first place in the entire Pac 12. Students at ASU couldn’t of been more excited at the possibility for a win on the road in Eugene.
Saturday night came, and Arizona State came out of the gates with a higher intensity than the Ducks, quickly going up 7-0. As the game went on the Ducks running game overpowered ASU’s front seven, and Oregon ended up winning 41-27 sending the Sun Devils back to Tempe with a 5-2 record.
The Sun Devils are now tied for last place in the AP Top 25 coming up on their bye week. From a student’s perspective this loss was a huge blow to the momentum the team has gained this year, however I don’t believe our season is over.
The students at Arizona State University are the biggest supporters and fans of their football team, when the Sun Devils play at home they play much better than they do on the road. If the Sun Devils want to turn their season back around they are going to continue to need the support of their biggest fans. I decided to get one student’s opinion on the future of the 2011 Arizona State Sun Devils.