1. Fresh faces
If the first string cornerbacks are not getting the job done, sit them, let Aaron Miller and Kellen Marshall get in. Bring Rickey Herod off the bench. Let someone with something to prove, prove it on the field. And to be quite honest, they can't get burnt any worse than the first stringers have been this year.
2. Insert pass rushers on second down
Defensive end Joe Rudolph has the skills to be a VERY good player, but he is only getting limited time. Let him have some game time to get into his rhythm and disrupt the ASU offense. Bring Gerard Lawson on a cornerback blitz and drop Keith Ellison into the zone on his side. Bottom line - DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO BRING THE HEAT!
3. Get the crowd in it early
Use the home field advantage by going up top to Mike Hass early, or run a reverse on the opening kick off. On defense, the individual players must take it on themselves to make a big play early to get the crowd going. Pick a pass, cause a fumble, and/or lay a big hit on the quarterback or receivers.
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