Devils rout unprepared Stanford

Stanford showed very little heart in a 65-24 loss to Arizona State on a hot afternoon in Tempe. ASU scored early and often against a soft Cardinal defense.

Stanford looked uninspired, unprepared and undisciplined in a 65-24 whippin' administered by the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Cardinal had absolutely no solution for the ASU offense, which racked up 535 yards of total offense. Stanford's pass rush was non-existent and ASU QB Andrew Walter picked apart the Cardinal secondary to the tune of 414 yards and 5 touchdowns. Running back Cornell Canidate added four scores.

Stanford's high point of the afternoon came on its very first offensive play when QB Chris Lewis hooked up with QR Nick Sebes for a 47-yard gain to the Sun Devil 18 yard line. Stanford scored three plays later to make it 7-0 and everything seemed rosey in Cardinal-land. How wrong we were!

ASU easily scored on its next two possessions and just about every possession after that, or so it seemed. By half-time, the damage was "only" 38-16 but Coach Teevens' nightmare would only get worse in the second half. Lewis had been benched by Teevens after a poor INT in the first half but back-up QB Kyle "It didn't" Matter was not much more effective. All the while, the Cardinal defense was getting shredded by a ASU squad clearly focused on taking it to the Cardinal on a hot desert afternoon.

Final score: ASU 65-24. I will let the box score finish this sad tale.

Caution: Very Ugly Box Score

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