At number one is Stanford, Arizona
Records: Stanford 3-2, 2-1 PAC-12; Arizona State 4-1, 2-0.
Kick off: 7:30 p.m., Sun Devils Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM.
Series date: Stanford have won the last two meetings and six of the last seven, although the teams have not met since 2018.
Stories: Arizona State has four wins from at least 19 points, including a 42-23 win over UCLA last week. His lone loss at No. 10 BYU was 27-17. … Already defeated then no. 14 USC, Stanford, for the first time since 2012, is trying to defeat many levels of opponents on the road.
Matchup to watch: ASU Recipient vs. Stanford Secondary. Arizona State leads the conference at 7.23 yards per play thanks to its great playing ability, with the 20+ yards PAC 12 best 29 plays. Injured Cardinal Back Four has recently been burned by large passes, including 66 yards against Oregon and 75 yards against UCLA.
Injuries / Absence: Stanford RG Branson Bragg will return after missing last week’s game, but WR Bryson Tremain and backup RBEJ Smith are both out with injuries and Joshua Carty will play Friday night for unknown reasons. Will lose
Key Stats: Stanford’s two businesses are ranked second on FBS. * Cardinal QB Tanner McKee is one of three FBSQBs who have thrown 10 TDs without interruption. … Stanford CBQ Blue Kelly leads PAC 12 in pass 12.…… The Sun Devils lead the Pac-12 with 16 sacks and have more than one sack in all 5 games. … ASU RB Richard White is 1 in 4 FBS players leading his team in both his efforts and reception.