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Dawgman Predictions - Arizona State

The Dawgman prognosticators took a hit last week with the 26-13 loss to USC, but they all hope to bounce back in a big way this Saturday as the No. 6 Washington Huskies host the Arizona State Sun Devils at 4:30 pm at Husky Stadium.

Patrick Thrapp - Numbers Guru (9-1)

This ASU team lost by 21 to USC, lost big to Oregon & Utah. They average just under 80 yards per 7 points.  The Huskies average just over 75 yards, yet it takes them 5 more plays to cover that average compared to the Dawgs. 15 plays to 10 plays. The Devils turn the ball over a little under two times a game. Our Huskies are number one in the nation in turnover margin.  I expect some extra chances with good field position on turnovers.  I look for a comfortable win from a team that is refocusing on this game, and only this game.  Back to the "Prove it" mantra.

Prediction: Washington 42-23

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Johnb - Long time Husky fan (9-1)

Washington is going to bounce back nicely against ASU despite the loss of its two top defenders. Jake Browning and company will get back on track by scoring early and often. The Huskies should have no problem containing Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage. ASU doesn’t have the horsepower to keep up with an angry Washington offense.

Prediction: Washington 45-17

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Luke Mounger - Intern Extraordinaire (9-1)

Arizona State has allowed more sacks than any other team in the PAC-12. I think Washington's pass rush, which has been absent recently, starts to build some momentum and everything else follows suit. It shouldn't be hard for Jake Browning and the crew to put up a big number at home against this struggling defense. A big win this week will give the Dawgs a lot of confidence heading over to Pullman next week.

Prediction: Washington 52-17

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Jay Torrell - Sports Washington/Scout.com (9-1)

PAC-12 Rankings

ASU

UW

Scoring Offense

8

2

Scoring Defense

9

3

Total Offense

12

3

Total Defense

10

4

Rushing Offense

11

1

Rushing Defense

5

7

Passing Offense

7

6

Passing Defense

12

2

Pass Efficiency

9

1

Pass Def Efficiency

10

3

93

32

Huskies get their groove back against a bad ASU team (see above.)

UW 93 - 32 = 61

Prediction: Washington 61-27

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Chris Fetters - Editor (9-1)

I expect points to be scored Saturday, many points. I think Washington’s offense is smarting from getting stuffed by USC and will want to reclaim some pride along the offensive line. I expect a heavy dose of Myles Gaskin and Lavon Coleman, leading to Jake Browning exploiting some play-action opportunities. Defensively for Washington, they need to re-establish themselves along their spine. They need to get guys like D.J. Beavers and Ben Burr-Kirven comfortable early. ASU has such weapons on the outside, including Tim White and a guy like N’Keal Harry that the UW coaches desperately wanted to flip, the Huskies have to be very cognizant of their big-play capability. I’ve seen the spread at around 26-27, which seems like too much to me. I’m guessing it’s probably going to be more like 17-20 points, with Washington eventually getting some things done through the air. ASU will get their yards and some points, but I like the Huskies to bounce back from a rough week and win.

Prediction: Washington 42-24 

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Scott Eklund - Recruiting Editor (9-1)

This should be a rebound game for Washington's offense as Arizona State is allowing 511 yards per game this season. Their run defense is actually pretty good -- 124 yards allowed per game -- so this game will likely come down to the arm of Jake Browning. If you're a UW fan, you have to feel pretty good about that. Defensively, I expect the Huskies got get after whoever the starter is at QB for the Sun Devils and they should be able to hold them to under 20 points. UW wins this one comfortably and ends their longest remaining losing streak to a conference foe.

Prediction: Washington 42-17

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Kim Grinolds - CEO (9-1)

ASU's defense is horrible. It may be worse than Cal's. That's worse than bad. UW should have no problem scoring points early and often. Look for a pissed off Washington team to come out on fire early. They could possibly score on every possession in the first half. This one will be over at the half.

Prediction: Washington 65-14

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