Arizona State vs. Colorado: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 9, 2012

TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 29:  Quarterback Taylor Kelly #10 of the Arizona State Sun Devils rushes the football past David Goldberg #55 of the Colorado Buffaloes during the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Buffaloes 48-14.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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While any time conference rivals get together—especially in the Pac-12—the game usually stays close, that won’t be the case when the Arizona State Sun Devils travel to Boulder to face the Colorado Buffaloes.

This will be a blowout of epic proportions.

Arizona State is doing its best to get back into AP Top 25 consideration, while Colorado has been terrible in all facets of its game this year.

Unless the Sun Devils underestimate their opponents, this will be an easy win and a big blowout.


When: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. ET

Where: Folsom Field, Boulder, Colo.

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: Free Football Radio


Betting Line (via Covers)

Over/Under: OFF, Spread: Colorado (+22)

There is no way I want any part of a 22 point spread as a better, but if I have to make a wager, I’ll take ASU despite giving up 22 points off the top. Avoid this bet at all costs.


Injury Report (via USA Today)


Connor Wood, QB, Questionable

Christian Powell, FB, Questionable

Brad Cotner, OL, Questionable

Ray Polk, DB, Questionable

Paul Richardson, WR, Out for season

Arizona State

Max Smith, TE, Questionable

Corey Adams, DT, Questionable

Mike Pennel, DL, Out indefinitely

Rashad Wadood, CB, Out for season

Carlos Mendoza, LB, Out for season


BCS/Top-25 Implications

While Colorado isn’t fighting for anything but respect, the Sun Devils are vying for one of the latter spots in the Top 25 before their schedule toughens up.

With Oregon, Oregon State and USC games on the upcoming schedule, Arizona State needs all the momentum it can get and a big win on Thursday would send the right message to AP voters.

On the other hand, the Buffaloes are just trying to keep their heads above water.


Arizona State Player to Watch: Taylor Kelly, QB

While many experts viewed QB Taylor Kelly as a liability to start the season for Arizona State, the increased workload he has shouldered over the last two weeks since his team’s loss to Missouri prove his worth.

The Sun Devils are dangerous when they unleash Kelly.

If Kelly completes at least 60 percent of his 30 predicted attempts Thursday, his efficiency will lead Arizona State to the big win.


Colorado Player to Watch: Jordan Webb, QB

While there isn’t much junior QB Jordan Web can do when his defense lets up as many points as they have s far this season, the star must make smarter plays and stop turning the ball over.

That was Webb’s key coming into this season and he was accomplishing his goals through the first two games. Over the last three contests, though, Webb has turned the ball over four times.

For Colorado to have any chance of beating the Sun Devils in front of its home crowd, they need to make sure Webb is protected and has time to throw clean passes.

If Webb is feeling the pressure, the Buffaloes have no shot at victory.


Prediction: Arizona State 52, Colorado 13

The prediction may seem outlandish, but on paper these teams shouldn’t even be in the same division of college football; let alone the same stadium.

Arizona State boasts the 23rd best offense and the 12th best defensive unit in the nation in terms of points for and against accordingly; Colorado doesn’t even break the top 100 in either category.

After fully destroying the Buffaloes, the Sun Devils will take their foot off the throttle to not damage the Pac-12 brand too much.

If it wasn’t for the conference matchup, this would be even worse of a beating.


Check back for more on the NCAA Football as it comes, and don’t miss Bleacher Report’s College Football page to get your fill of college football.


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