All Heads High for Arizona State Football

Michael HamburgContributor IOctober 22, 2009

With five seconds left in the game Danny Sullivan not only silenced the House of Heat, but won the game with some last second heroics.  After a 50-yard bomb to Chris McGaha with thirteen seconds left on the clock, the Devils were victorious in a much needed conference game. 

The whole week McGaha was out of practice with the flu but showed up big on game day. Even though he wasn’t on the field often during the 24-17 win over the Huskies, he was on the gridiron when it mattered most.

Again, during different parts of the game “we want Brock” chants broke out but as we can all see now, coach knows best and recognizes who gives the Devils the best chance to win.  Finally Danny Sullivan can walk down Palm Walk with his head held high giving him a boost of confidence going in to the Stanford game.

One name that keeps popping up when ever Sun Devil football is mentioned is Vontaze Burfcit.  The true freshman is a stud, by already working himself into the starting rotation as well as making eye-popping plays on the field. 

He brings great intensity every time he steps on the turf and Sun Devils fans can only be ecstatic to see him for another three years.  Another positive vibe from the game was that our All American kicker was back in uniform and kicking.  Though Thomas Weber missed two field goals he did hit a 24-yarder.

Coach Erickson mentioned in his press conference that we would get to see Brock take some snaps but the right situation never really appeared for the other true freshman with the game being as close as it was.  Surprisingly enough, Erickson is going away from his ultra conservative play calling and actually throwing in some trick plays to catch defenses off guard. 

Erickson who is known for his spread offense and not so much for his trickery, caught the Washington defense off guard with a wide receiver pass that resulted in the games first touchdown.

Not only did ASU display its new bag of tricks but they also showed the future of our team, exhibiting our freshman running back Cameron Marshall as well as the new slot receiver Jamal Miles.  Finally Erickson’s recruits are coming in and adjusting to the new system with ease.  The future looks promising and hopefully we can pull out a great away win in Palo Alto, California.  My prediction is 31-24 with the Sun Devils being on top.