The last time Arizona State and Texas Tech squared off, the Red Raiders upset the Sun Devils in the 2013 Holiday Bowl as Kliff Kingsbury's squad prevented Todd Graham from notching an 11-win season in just his second year with the program.
Plenty has changed since the last time these programs met, but both programs are still run in a strikingly similar fashion to the way Graham and Kingsbury managed their teams that season. The Red Raiders still employ the "Air Raid" offense, and Graham still operates an attacking defense known for its pressure schemes.
In this episode of the 'Sun Devil Source Premium Report,' Kerry Crowley and Chris Karpman preview this season's nonconference showdown between the Sun Devils and the Red Raiders and offer their predictions for Saturday's matchup.
Kerry and Chris also break down the intricacies of the Air Raid offense, why current Red Raiders quarterback Texas Tech Patrick Mahomes is so effective at leading it, and how Texas Tech tries to attack its opponents.
The episode finishes up with discussion of an improved Red Raiders defense, as Kerry and Chris dissect a unit that finished second to last in the NCAA in 2015, but added a pair of key grad transfers that could give ASU's offensive line trouble.