Cory Williams is a Community Manager at SB Nation. He started as the manager of House Of Sparky in July 2008, also writing for SB Nation Arizona and the west coast regional newsdesk before becoming a full-time employee in October 2011.
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ASU plays their first road game of the season, taking on the 2-0 Illinois Fighting Illini in Champaign, Ill.
The Utes and Trojans are considered two of the favorites to win the South division, along with the Devils. USC cannot play in the postseason due to their NCAA sanctions, meaning that even if the Trojans won the division, the second place finisher would go to the Pac-12 Championship Game.
This wasn't just another game for the Sun Devils, their fans, ASU or the city of Tempe. Friday had a special flair to it, from the national television coverage on ESPN to the blacked out Sun Devil Stadium.
Friday night will be the first time in school history that ASU hosts a Blackout; the Sun Devils will wear their all-black jerseys and have asked the fans to come to Frank Kush Field wearing a black shirt.
Every week, we will explore the good, bad and the ugly of the college football landscape. Believe me, there's a lot to go around.