The Arizona State football team has had its fair share of ups-and-downs through its first five games, and a quick look at the Sun Devils' stats can tell the story of why they are 3-2.
The Sun Devils were expected to have one of the best defenses in the conference coming into this year. Unfortunately for Sun Devil fans, they haven't been able to live up to the hype.
ASU has struggled mightily when it comes to stopping the run and recently they have had their secondary exposed as well.
It's not all doom and gloom in the desert though.
Jaelen Strong has emerged as one of the better receivers in the country and Marion Grice has continued his torrid scoring pace.
Now, here is a look at five stats that explain why the Sun Devils have succeeded and struggled thus far in 2013.
All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from cfbstats.com or ESPN.com.