With three games left in the regular season, the Arizona State Sun Devils are running out of opportunities to capitalize on their 5-1 start to the year and become bowl eligible.
In this week's edition of the 'Sun Devil Source Premium Report,' hosts Kerry Crowley and Chris Karpman break down the Sun Devils' Thursday night matchup with No. 15 Utah, which comes to Tempe on the heels on a 31-24 loss at the hands of No. 4 Washington.
From the outset of the episode, Kerry and Chris discuss Utah's rise to prominence in the Pac-12 under head coach Kyle Whittingham, and examine what has helped the Utes turn around the trajectory of their program after a rough transition to the conference from the Mountain West.
After providing a broader overview of the Utes, Kerry and Chris dive into a breakdown of Utah's turnover-happy defense, which leads the Pac-12 in takeaways and interceptions despite losing three of its most productive starters from a season ago.
Kerry and Chris also discuss Utah's offense, which features a Pro-style scheme led by former Washington signal-caller Troy Williams and a running back who came out of retire to give new life to the Utes' system, Joe Williams.
After offering their predictions for this week's game, Kerry and Chris provide a detailed recruiting update for ASU and determine how the Sun Devls need to close this year's recruiting cycle. Kerry and Chris look at potential prospects at positions of need, discuss what ASU can do to have more success in Southern California, and talk about the possibility of another junior college-heavy class.
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