While the UCLA Bruins sit multiple games behind the Sun Devils in the Pac-12 south, Arizona State has the chance to essentially clinch a division title on Saturday afternoon. A win this week would require an epic collapse the rest of the way for the Devils to miss out on the conference championship game.
Despite their national ranking, ASU has struggled on the road this season and has fallen behind early on multiple occasions. That has not scared off those in Las Vegas, though, and Bodog.com has the Sun Devils as 10-point favorites this week.
This should not come as much of a surprise to anyone. Arizona State is fresh off a romping of Colorado, and despite a win last weekend, UCLA has not had a very good season and was recently trounced by a mediocre Arizona Wildcats team.
Bruins head coach Rick Neuheisel knows his job could be on the line should his team struggle down the stretch and a win would be huge for his program. Expect the Bruins to come out hungry for an upset victory when the game kicks off at 4:30 p.m.
For more on these teams, check out House of Sparky (ASU) and Bruins Nation (UCLA).