Game Preview: Aztecs at Arizona State University Sun Devils

Pictured: Tempe, Ariz.

What: San Diego State Aztecs at Arizona State University Sun Devils
When: Saturday, September 9, 8 p.m.
TV: Pac-12 Network
Line: ASU -4

Arizona’s not even a state! Oh, it is?
This week, Rocky Long loads up the Airstream and takes the team out on a weekend of hunting bighorn sheep in the desert that will turn into a dangerous game of survival to Tempe, Ariz., to take on Power Five opponent Arizona State. San Diego State has NEVER defeated Arizona State (0-10-1 all time), a point we should continue to make through Saturday. It’s one of those things that’s kind of fun when you finally break the streak, and something to definitely ignore should Aztec fortunes continue in similar fashion.

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Aztecs survive scary trap game by killing Utah State to death

All the elements of a classic trap game were in place. A road game. An opponent that was probably better than its record showed. Elevation (4,534′). A driving rainstorm. A lethargic start and an early deficit.

Admit it, you where worried about this game when Utah State scored on its first drive. Hell I was worried about this game when I woke up this morning.

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My imaginary friend Admiral Ackbar Gbaja-Biamila

Yet here we are hours later, basking in the most complete display of San Diego State dominance since … what … last year’s Hawaii Bowl? The Aztecs hammered Utah State 40-13 on Friday night, and they did so despite the hostile crowd of grizzled survivalists in the stands. Despite the elevation (4,534′). Despite the fact that the game was being played in a damn pineapple under the sea.

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