By Bud Withers
Today marks the first relatively full schedule of Pac-10 football — a new day, a new beginning, a new spin. Or so
Emblematic of ASU's struggles is its games against Stanford, nobody's idea of a juggernaut. The Cardinal has put up an average of 45 points in three home meetings with ASU during that span. Might it change? Much of ASU's hopes are pinned on the play of its defensive line, a deep unit that has helped the Sun Devils record 18 sacks, albeit against a schedule that the Sagarin computer ranks No. 114. It's about to get deeper, as Northwestern transfer end Loren Howard figures to get his first action after a series of nagging injuries. ASU has already been rotating nine linemen. "If we can get Loren into the mix, we'd feel real good about that," said Koetter.
If ASU can't hold its own up front against