The Stanford Cardinal (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) face their first true test of the season as they take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) at Stanford Stadium. Saturday's matchup will be the first time the two teams have met since 2010, when Stanford defeated ASU 17-13. The Sun Devils lead the all-time series, 11-16.
Coming off of a 34-20 win over Army that most likely failed to impress many, the Cardinal are looking to prove a point by knocking off No. 23 Arizona State. On the other hand, ASU enters the game having defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 32-30 last week in controversial fashion.
In a game where styles will clash, and speed will go up against strength, here are three keys to success for the Stanford Cardinal.