The Arizona State football team traveled to Palo Alto hoping to prove to themselves and the nation that they were a team deserving of the national spotlight. What they ended up doing, however, was lay an egg.
At the half, ASU was already down, 29-0.
It was a deficit few teams could recover from while playing a top five team on the road.
The Sun Devils did show an impressive amount of drive and heart in the second half, while putting up 28 points in two quarters.
When it was all said and done, ASU only lost by two touchdowns. Most Sun Devil fans would agree that a 14-point loss to the Stanford Cardinal on the road isn't terrible, but the way the team looked at times is cause for concern in Tempe.
The Sun Devils barely missed the Top 25 this week after their loss, and their impressive second half is surely the reason they didn't fall further.
While the result wasn't what ASU fans wanted, there was good and bad in ASU's loss to Stanford, and many things learned.
All stats, unless otherwise indicated, are from ESPN.com.