The Arizona State Sun Devils will look to build on their dominant offensive performance in their first road game against the New Mexico Lobos.
No. 17 Arizona State cruised to a 45-14 victory in their season opener at home against Weber State, but they will travel to New Mexico for their first road game of the season.
Quarterback Taylor Kelly was efficient against Weber State as he passed for 238 yards and a touchdown on 18-for-27 passing, and running back D.J. Foster had an incredible performance that consisted of 147 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries.
Wide receiver Jaelen Strong also had a strong performance a team-leading 10 receptions and 146 receiving yards.
The Lobos lost their season opener, 31-24, against UTEP. The Lobos allowed the Miners to rush for 330 yards, including 232 yards and three touchdowns from Aaron Jones. They were only able to complete 67 passing yards between two of their quarterbacks.
However, their rushing attack excelled with 410 yards, and it scored three touchdowns to keep pace with the Miners. They ultimately lost with just over two minutes remaining though.
The Sun Devils will look to take advantage of the Lobos’ weak run defense with Foster, and Kelly should have no trouble slicing through their defense either.
Prediction: Arizona State 48, New Mexico 17