Huskies aiming for win in desert against No. 14 Arizona State
TEMPE, Ariz. - Don't bother asking Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter about the Sun Devils' ranking. He swears he doesn't know it. For the record, ASU (6-0, 3-0 Pac-10) has climbed from No. 23 to No. 18 to No. 14 in the last three weeks.
The Sun Devils have a chance to keep moving up this week, when Washington (2-3, 0-2 Pac-10) visits Sun Devil Stadium. ASU has yet to face a noteworthy opponent, and that won't change this week.
The Huskies have shown improvement in Ty Willingham's third season in Seattle, but they remain among the weaker teams in the conference.
The Huskies gave then-No. 1 Southern California a scare on Sept. 29, losing 27-24 in Husky Stadium. But Washington will have another shot at a headline-making upset this week.
Washington's biggest problem has been on offense. The Huskies average 27 points per game, ninth in the Pac-10. ASU's defense gives up 14.2 points per game, fewest in the conference.