This game is expected to be a close one by the Vegas pollsters, despite Stanford being highly regarded in the BCS rankings. The Sun Devils are suspected to be a classic "trap game" for the Cardinal startup.
The Rule of Tree chimes in first:
At the halfway point of the season, I predicted Stanford's BCS hopes would die in Tempe. To my honest delight, the Sun Devils proceeded to make me look foolish, getting walloped in their next game, 50-17, by Cal. Watching the Cardinal thoroughly dominate Washington and Arizona the past two weeks, my confidence in this team is sky high. Stanford should win Saturday, and I think it will. I'll try not to expect it, however, and I'm certainly not looking ahead to Cal.
Then, we turn to House Of Sparky: