Arizona State had no answer for quarterback Jared Goff and Cal in the second half of its regular-season ending 48-46 loss to Cal. The Sun Devils didn't sack Goff once in the game despite a relentless blitzing approach that ASU coach Todd Graham defended after it was over.
"It has nothing to do with that," Graham said of ASU's defensive approach. "We would get beat 100 to nothing if we didn't pressure. Anybody that knows anything about football knows it can be pretty challenging, I mean, we've lost both our starting free safety and our Bandit safety and we've got some guys playing brand new positions. We've got one free safety that's never played there.