The 2011 Duel In The Desert is here and the game will have big implications in the Pac-12 South race. If the Sun Devils win, they could be on their way to the conference title game in two weeks. If the Wildcats win, they could knock ASU into third place and build a lot of momentum for the future as they begin a new era of Arizona football.
With the game scheduled to kick off later Saturday evening, Arizona will potentially be without their starting left defensive end in C.J. and defensive tackle Justin Washington. Both players are listed as doubtful for today's game and each played missed time last week because of their injury. In a bit of good news for UA, star cornerback Trevin Wade is likely to play after battling a sore calf muscle.
Arizona State has been healthy throughout most of the year and will have everyone available. Players have their fair shares of bumps and bruises at this point in the season, but it's something everyone deals with. Dennis Erickson has to feel good about his chances tonight, especially with Arizona banged up the way they are.
The full injury report can be found here.
For more on the Duel In The Desert, check out AZ Desert Swarm and House Of Sparky.