The Sun Devils went 7-5 overall, 5-4 in the Pac-12, getting blown out by the top tier teams but doing what they were supposed to against the teams they were supposed to beat. They still felt like their season could have been better but a win over the Midshipmen would give the Sun Devils eight wins and three straight wins to end the season. A four-game losing streak that included losses to Pac-12 powers in the Oregon Ducks, Oregon St. Beavers and USC Trojans derailed a 5-1 start and put the Sun Devils in their current position.
The Sun Devils will have to unleash their defensive line - led by Pac-12 defensive player of the year, Will Sutton - to stop the Midshipmen's sixth-ranked rushing game.
The game is on Dec. 29 at 1:00 pm ET.