The Arizona State football team wrapped up its week-long practice at Camp Tontozona outside of Payson on Saturday and head coach Todd Graham and his staff are pleased heading into the season opener on September 5 hosting the Sacramento State Hornets.
Following the opening week matchup against a FCS foe, the Sun Devils embark on one of the toughest four-game stretches in all of college football and ASU Vice President for University Athletics Steve Patterson couldn't be happier:
With the loaded non-conference schedule and the always tough Pac-12, I think our football team has one of the marquee schedules in the nation. I'm looking forward to the chance to prove ourselves against some of the toughest teams in the country, and this is yet another reason for Sun Devil fans to be excited about the 2013 season.
If they can emerge 4-1 or even 3-2 after the opening stretch against three BCS bowl teams and the 2012 preseason No. 1 team, the Devils will be well on their way to Pasadena for their first Rose Bowl appearance in 17 years.
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