It has been nearly three years, to the day, since the brisk September day in Madison, Wis., when the Arizona State Sun Devils special teams ruled Camp Randall. Omar Bolden returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, and Kyle Middlebrooks was tackled at the 1-yard line, as time expired in the first half.
Stop me if you have heard this before, "It was the Sun Devils' kicking game that was their ultimate demise." After Cameron Marshall scored from two yards out to bring the score to 20-19, Arizona State missed the point after touchdown.
This year, the matchup will, once again, pit two undefeated teams against each other, but unlike the last meeting, neither team has allowed a single point to be scored. Wisconsin (2-0) is currently ranked No. 18 in the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll and No. 20 in the AP poll. Arizona State (1-0) is ranked at No. 28 and No. 26, respectively.
Although the 45- and 48-point shutouts for Wisconsin and 55-point shutout for Arizona State look impressive. If you look at the opponents, they lose their lustre—Massachusetts, Tennessee Tech and Sacramento State are nowhere near the level of the Big Ten and Pac-12.
- Date: September 14, 2013
- Time: 7:30 pm PT
- Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: 92.3 KTAR FM (Phoenix metro Area) Sirius 92, XM 192
- Spread: ASU by 5