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Jim Mora Jr. will try to lead UCLA to its third-straight Pac-12 Championship game.
ASU head coach Todd Graham told Doug Haller of azcentral.com that he thinks his defense is peaking at the right time saying, "I think we’re playing the best that we’ve played since I’ve been here. We’re still a long way from where we can be, but we’re playing at a high level. We’ve been pretty dominant the last three or four weeks."
Arizonasports.com breaks down both UCLA and ASU's chances of making the Pac-12 Championship game:
How the Sun Devils get in:
With a win at UCLA Saturday, ASU (8-2, 6-1) automatically clinches the Pac-12 South.
However, Todd Graham's squad can still reach the title game if it fails to beat the Bruins. With a win at home against in-state rival Arizona and a UCLA loss at USC the following week, the Sun Devils would still represent the Pac-12 South on Dec. 7.
Remaining Schedule: @ UCLA (November 23) and vs. Arizona (November 30)
How the Bruins get in:
A win over ASU this weekend does not by itself send Jim Mora and Co. to the conference title game.
The Bruins (8-2, 5-2) would then have to beat crosstown rival USC in their regular season finale or have ASU lose at home to Arizona.
Remaining Schedule: vs. ASU (November 23) and @ USC (November 30)
Bruins running back/linebacker Myles Jack told Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times his success starts with following what his quarterback tells him to do. "I really have just one play. I ask Brett where I go. Brett says, ‘Myles, go right’ and I go, 'OK.’ I look over to the marker and see that it is third-and-one and focus on getting that yard."
College GameDay shared this nugget of information regarding UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr.:
For ASU wide reciever Richard Smith, this game is for more than just Pac-12 South bragging rights: